Andhra Chicken Fry

Andhra Chicken Fry

Ingredients (Serves 4 – 5)

1. Boneless chicken – 500 gm, cut into small cubes

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tbsp

Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp

Lemon juice – 1.5 tsp

Salt – To taste

2. Egg – 1, beaten

Corn flour – 1 tbsp

Rice flour – 1 tbsp

Salt – 1 pinch

3.  Oil – 1/3 cup or as required to to fry

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Dried red chilly – 1, broken

Green chilies – 2, slit

Ginger and garlic – 1 tsp each, finely chopped

Hing / asafoetida – A tiny pinch

4.  Water – 3 tbsp

Pepper powder – 1 pinch

5. Cilantro – 2 tbsp, chopped

To roast and coarsely grind

6. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp

Dried red chilies (medium or mildly spicy) – 3, broken

Cardamom – 3

Cloves – 3

Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch


1. Combine chicken pieces with all the other ingredients numbered 1. Set aside for at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Heat a small pan over medium-low or medium flame. Add 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 3 dried red chilies, 3 cardamom, 3 cloves and 1/2 inch cinnamon stick. Fry until fragrant, about a minute. Switch off. Grind to a coarse powder when it cools down.

3.  Add 1 tbsp corn flour and 1 tbsp rice flour to the beaten egg. Mix well. Add this to the marinated chicken just before frying. Mix well.

4. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry chicken pieces for 5 – 8 minutes on both sides until browned and done. Remove to a paper towel.

4. Discard all but one tbsp oil and heat over medium flame. Add curry leaves and dried red chilies. Fry for a few seconds. Add green chilies, ginger, garlic and hing. Saute for a few seconds. Add the coarse masala powder and a pinch of pepper powder. Cook for a few seconds. Add 3 – 4 tbsp hot water and mix well. Add the fried chicken pieces and toss well. Cook for a minute and switch off. Sprinkle chopped cilantro. Serve with lemon wedges. You can serve it as an appetizer or as a side-dish for pulao or any variety rice.

Andhra chicken fry

Recipe courtesy – Dhe ruchi cookery show







Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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