A quite simple chicken shallow fry with dried red chilli, ginger-garlic and vinegar. I prepared it on Super Bowl Day! Inspired from Ammu’s Chicken fry. Thanks Ammu for introducing it to us 🙂


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  • Course Appetizer
  • Cuisine south indian
  • Yield 3 serving
  • Cooking Time 30 minutes
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 40 minutes


chicken Boneless
1/2 kg
red chilli Dried
14 numbers
garlic clove
7 numbers
ginger (1" piece)
1 number
turmeric powder
1/2 Teaspoon
3 tablespoons
1/2 tsp
10 numbers
curry leaves
4 sprigs
coconut oil / vegetable oil /


  1. Clean and dice the chicken into small 1 inch bite-size pieces.
  2. Grind dried red chilli, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, vinegar and salt in a mixer.
  3. Slice shallot or add it to the mixer at the end and just pulse it. I don't prefer to grind shallot completely.
  4. Marinate chicken with the above ground chilli mix and shallots. Keep it aside for 2 - 4 hrs in the refrigerator.
  5. Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add marinated chicken and curry leaves. Cook it on low-medium flame for 10 - 15 minutes. Stir it in between. Chicken gets cooked by this time.
  6. Adjust salt if needed. Add extra vinegar if you want to make it sourer. Add 3-4 tbsp oil and shallow fry/ roast chicken in medium flame until it gets the brownish texture. It might take around 15 - 20 minutes. Shallots, garlic and ginger, gets roasted well along with the chicken.
  7. Serve it with some freshly sliced onions. Enjoy 🙂


I used boneless chicken for this recipe. It should also work out with chicken with bone.
Kerala Style Chicken Fry (Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu)

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