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Karaikudi chicken fry
By : Jayanthy Kumaran
Category : Curries, Tamilnadu, Chicken, Chicken lunch
Servings : 3
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
Rating :
  1. Wash, clean the chicken pieces.
  2. Marinate with turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, lemon juice and salt.
  3. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a fry pan.
  4. Roast red chillies, coriander seeds, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, cloves, curry leaves and grated coconut for few mins and turn off.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Grind all the ingredients into a smooth paste by adding some water.
  7. Heat oil in a fry pan.
  8. Add mustard seeds and wait to crackle.
  9. Add cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
  10. Let it fry for few seconds.
  11. Add onion slices and fry to transculent.
  12. Add finely chopped tomatoes and fry until it is cooked soft and mushy.
  13. Add coriander pwd and saute in low flame for 5 mins.
  14. Add the freshly ground masala paste ( step 6 )
  15. Mix well and saute for 3 to 4 mins.
  16. Add the marinated chicken and fry until the chicken absorbs the masala well.
  17. Add water and cook covered in medium flame.
  18. Stir occasionally and cook until it is done.
  19. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves & roasted cashewnuts.

Recipe and Image courtesy: Tasty Appetite

1/2 kg chicken
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
1 1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1 tsp lemon juice
2 or 3 tbsp oil
2 red chilli
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 inch ginger piece
4 to 5 garlic pods
1 cinnamon
1 cardamom
1/2 tsp pepper corns
3 cloves
2 tbsp grated coconut
1/4 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp fennel seeds
2 onion
2 tomato
1/2 tsp corander pwd
Fresh coriander leaves
Salt to taste
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