Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Nadan chicken fry



The recipe for today is my favorite chicken dish, Nadan Chicken fry / Kerala style chicken fry. This is not the usual chicken fry, where we marinate the chicken with the masala and then deep fry it in oil, but here we precook the chicken and then shallow fry it in oil. So the good things about this recipe are that it doesn't need much oil and also the fried chicken will be crispy on the outside and the inside will be juicy and tender. I got this recipe from one uncle who is working at my grand father's hotel back in Kerala and now a days all my family members prepares chicken fry in this way..

So here comes the recipe..

Ingredients

Chicken ~ 1 1/2 kg  ( I used five chicken drumsticks here, but you can even use regular chicken pieces. )
Coriander powder / Malli podi ~ 2 1/2 tbsp
Red chilly powder ~ 1 1/2 tbsp
Black pepper powder ~ 1 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1 tsp
Cumin powder / Jeeraka podi ~ 1/2 tsp 
Green chillies ~ 4-5 nos ( Crushed )
Ginger ~ a medium sized piece ( Crushed )
Garlic ~ 6-7 cloves ( Crushed )
Lemon juice ~ 2 tbsp
Home made garam masala ~ 1 tsp
Curry leaves ~ 1-2 stems
Salt to taste
Oil for frying ( Around 1/2 cup - 1 cup )

Method
  • First wash and cut the chicken to medium sized pieces and then using a knife make 4-5 deep slits on each chicken pieces / drumsticks and allow it to drain.
  • Then make a paste by mixing all the ingredients except chicken and oil by adding little water. Next marinate the chicken pieces with this paste and keep it covered in a refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Its best if you  refrigerate it for about 4-5 hours. 
  • Then transfer the marinated chicken pieces to a pressure cooker and pressure cook the chicken without adding any water for about 2 whistles. When the pressure is fully released keep it uncovered in a low flame, till the gravy thickens and then allow it to cool and then using your hands mix the chicken nicely.
  • Finally heat enough oil in a pan and add the chicken pieces in batches and fry it in a medium flame for about 4-7 minutes and then turn it around and continue frying for another 4-7 minutes or till its crispier on the outside and then transfer it to a paper towel.


Cheers!!

28 comments:

Chitra said...

this is a very new way of preparing chicken fry...looks reallly tempting... love the color too...

Ramya said...

this looks so yummy...and this method is very new to me

divya said...

wow..simply superb mouthwatering recipe..love to have the whole!

Dzoli said...

O Jisha this looks absolutely delicious;)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Nice yummy chicken fry !!

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Chicken fry looks amazing. Great preparation.
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hemalata said...

Delicious chicken fry,looks so tempting and nice presentation too.

Mélange said...

Will give it a try Jisha.I think this is going to be a success here.The clicks are fabulous.Which camera you use ?

ANU said...

omg! my mouth is already watering....hv to try this...beautiful presentation and your nice clicks........

Saras said...

Woow, no words to say..simply superb..

Aarthi said...

this is really awesome

Rekha shoban said...

yum yum!!chicken looks delicious jisha!!lovely click!

Prathima Rao said...

Perfect, lip smacking chicken fry!!!
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BeenaShylesh said...

fry kandal thanna vayaru full akkum

Suja said...

Enthe Jisha..ethu adipoli aayitundu..ennuthene try cheyanam..thanks for this lovely recipe

aipi said...

Looks so spicy n full of flavors! Gorgeous lovely pics!
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anthony stemke said...

Nice chicken treatment here, the photos are so good I can almost smell it.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Super aayittundu Jisha...kandittu kothiyavunnu....beautiful clicks...

Ila said...

wow awesome chicken fry :) yummy yummy :)
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driveway said...

Chicken fry looks amazing and nice presentation thanks for the post.

Plateful said...

You know girl, I just love how you make your dishes look so appetizing. Care to share the secret..?!! Anyways, adipoli chicken fry. I'm gonna have this a lot when I'm home :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

Delicious and crispy chicken...yummm can imagine the explosion of the flavours of the Kerala cuisine that makes it truly outstanding.

Swathi said...

Adipoli chicken fry. looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious. I like your snaps. Keep going!

Sini Cherian said...

love chicken. never tried chicken in pressure cooker. sure is different.

Sini Cherian said...

love chicken dishes. never tried in pressure cooker,sure is different

Shopkeeper said...

i love indian food. this looks so delicious . . . i wish i can order it for dinner :)

innu said...

Definitely gonna try this :)

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