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20 Mar 2013


Chicken pieces with skin                       - ½ kg
Eggs                                                    - 2
Milk                                                      - 2 to 3 tbsp
All purpose flour / Maida                          - 2 cups
Garlic pwd                                            - 2 tsp
Onion pwd                                            - 2 to 3 tsp
Paprika pwd                                          - 1 tsp
Pepper pwd                                          - ¼ tsp
Oil                                                        - to fry
Salt to taste

To marinate:

Lemon juice                             - 1 tbsp
Red chilly pwd                          - ½ tsp
Pepper pwd                              - ½ tsp
Salt                                          - ½ tsp


Wash & clean the chicken pieces. ( dont remove the skin )
Pat dry using paper towel & keep it aside.
Prepare marinade with the given ingredients.
Add chicken pieces to the marinade and turn to coat.
Marinate for 1 to 2 hrs.
In a bowl, beat the eggs,  pour the milk and whisk... till a smooth mixture is obtained, set it aside.
In a plate or bowl stir,  plain flour , garlic pwd, onion pwd, red chilly pwd/ paprika, pepper pwd & salt until well mixed
Take a piece of chicken, add to the flour mixture & cover the chicken with it.
Now dip in the whisked egg mixture.
And then again back into the flour mixture.
Shake off the excess flour and keep aside.
Repeat the same dipping & covering process for all chicken pieces till they’re generously coated.
Meanwhile heat oil in a wide skillet.
Add 4 to 5 pieces of chicken and deep fry in hot oil.
Take care not to crowd pieces.
Turn the flame to low medium and fry chicken until it turns golden brown.

Turn over the pieces gently, every few minutes & cook to crisp.

Chicken is done, when it is browned on all the sides.
Remove from flame & place on kitchen tissue to drain.
Repeat with remaining chicken.lip smacking
Homemade  fried chicken is done.. 

 And ready to be served..
You can see the chicken is cooked crisp to edges with juicy & savory inside.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any sauce..!

chettinad chicken

     Chicken                          ½ kg    
     Onion                              2       
     Tomato                            2 
     Yoghurt                           ½ cup 
     Turmeric pwd                   ½ tsp 
     Lemon juice                      2 tbsp 
    Cinnamon                         1     
    Cardamom                        2 
    Red chilly                         6 or 7 
    Cloves                              2 
     Garlic                               5 
    Ginger                              small piece 
    Pepper                              8 to 10 
     Fenugreek                         1 tsp 
    Cumin                               1 tsp 
     Poppy seed                       1 tsp 
    Salt to taste 
     Chopped coriander leaves
 Clean the chicken pieces and marinate with turmeric pwd, lemon juice, curd and salt 
 Heat a dry pan, roast cinnamon, cardamom, red chilly, cloves, garlic, ginger, pepper, fenugreek, cumin and poppy seed
Grind it to paste, adding little water..      
In the same pan, add oil and heat.   
 Add chopped onion and fry to golden.    
 Add chopped tomato pieces, allow to cook..      
Now add the ground mix and fry for few mins.      
Add the marinated chicken, fry well..    
 Allow the chicken to absorb all the spices.. 
 Add little water and cook it covered..   
Once the chicken is tender, fry the masala until it gives out a rich spicy aroma.. 
 Now, turn off the flame..   
Add a tbsp of lemon juice and mix well.   
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. 
 Serve hot with Tandoori Naan, parathas or roti.