Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tandoori Chicken Fry | Onion fried chicken | Tawa fried chicked

 This recipe is so simple and an awaiting recipe I wanted to try after years... During my college days I had couple of friends from Kerala,where I spend my time with them to learn Malayalam. Once I went to their room as usual and to my luck I got this simple recipe. They were not having any spice powders in hand other than salt and chilli powder.With the request of a friend they started marinating, slicing onion and frying a long time this recipe and it doesn't spoil up expectation. Its a perfect simple fried chicken on tawa. This recipe can be categorized as Tandoori.

Ingredients : 

Chicken - 250 gms
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp

 Method :

 1. Clean, wash and drain out the water completely. Add red chilli powder and salt.
 2. Allow it to marinate for 1 hour.
 3. Cut the onions into thin slices.
4. Heat oil in a pan, add the sliced onions and fry well.
 5. Cover with a lid and fry in medium flame.
6. Fry until golden brown. It takes about 15-20 minutes for the onion to get fry.
 7. Add in marinated chicken.
 8. Mix well, cover with lid and place the fried onions over the pieces and allow it to cook.
 9. After about 20 minutes the chicken and onions gets blended together and will be fried as shown in the picture.

 10. Transfer to a serving plate and enjoy the platter with onion and lemon.

Fried Chicken

Note : 
  • Cover with lid and fry both the chicken and onion.
  • Give a fine stir in between and let it cook in medium flame. Its a perfect and simple starter on kadai.
  • Serving with onion and lemon would be a better choice. Its quite a simple recipes for bachelors.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Chicken Popcorn

Crispy Chicken Popcorn

Chicken Popcorn is one of the recipe where the chicken lovers would never have missed the opportunity to taste these crispy bites. AM a very big fan of KFC but after my kid I generally don't prefer eating outside that too mainly non-veg foods. I feel its better to serve the home made foods rather than the carry outs. So here is my try out for chicken popcorn which turned out really good.


Chicken fillets - 250 gms
Egg - 1
Milk -1/4 cup
Bread crumbs - 1 cup
Maida/All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Onion Powder - 2 tbsp
Garlic powder - 1.5 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1 pinch
Black pepper powder - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil for deep frying

Method :

 1. Clean the chicken fillets, wash and drain out water completely.
2. Cut them into fine cubes.

3. In a bowl mix Red chilli powder,pepper powder, salt, sugar,onion & garlic powder, baking soda and mix well evenly

4.In a separate bowl add milk and egg. whisk well.
5. Set in all your ingredients ready.

 6. First roll the chicken pieces in flour mix.
7. Next dip in egg mix.

 8. Finally roll in the bread crumbs.
9. Repeat the process by rolling the chicken pieces i flour mixture, egg mixture and breadcrumbs and set ready

 10. Heat oil a pan and add the chicken balls in batches.
 11. Do not add too much of balls at a time. Keep the flame in medium and fry the chicken pieces until golden brown.
 12. Drain out the fried balls in a separate pan.
13. Place it on a tissue paper and serve with any dipping of your choice.

  • You can use white pepper powder instead black pepper.
  • If you find paprika powder use instead of red chilli powder. This gives the chicken balls a vibrant color.
  • I love with mayonnaise, you can even taste with tomato ketchup's. 
  • If the chicken pieces are harder, soak them in buttermilk for about 4-5 hours to get it softer. 
  • You can also sprinkle little salt in the bread crumbs if you wish. I just added a pinch after one batch of frying the popcorn. 

Chicken Popcorn

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Kadai Chicken Dry | Kadai Chicken recipe

Kadai Chicken Recipe

Kadai Chicken is a very regular menu served in the restaurants which would be a good combo for Rotis and even with Rice. This is a dry recipe and another version can also be made in gravy form.  This is a North Indian cuisine which is prepared with freshly grounded spices. Though I prepare gravy form with different method,this dry recipe is just for change tried from sharmispassion. Click here for the original recipe.


Chicken -250 gms
Tomato - 2
Onion - 1
Whole spices - Clove,cardamom, bay leaf
Ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Lemon - 1/2 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

To roast and grind :
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Dry red chilli - 2
Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1inch


 1. Wash the chicken and drain out excess water. I used half the quantity from the picture shown.
 2. Chop in medium cubes.
 3. Dry roast the ingredients listed under to roast and grind.
 4. Allow it to cool and roast it to a coarse powder.
 5. Marinate the chicken with half the quantity of grounded powder, salt,red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and turmeric powder.
 6. Mix well and set aside for 2-3 hours.
 7. Heat oil, add the whole spices and onion.

8. Fry until translucent and add the remaining ginger-garlic paste.
 9. Add the tomato puree and the remaining ground masala. Fry until raw smell goes off.
 10. Add the marinated chicken.
 11. Mix well and et it cook for 5 minutes.

 12. Add 3/4 cup of water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

13. Once pressure is down, garnish with coriander leaves.
14. Transfer to a bowl and serve hot.

  • I used boneless chicken. You can also use with bone.
  • Either use thick kadai else use a pressure cooker to cook the chicken until soft.
  • If you want in a gravy form add 1 tomato extra and a tsp of red chilli powder. But will be posting be soon the recipe of Kadai chicken gravy form.
  • You can also 1 tsp of cashew paste.(3-4 cashews soaked and grind)

Kadai Chicken Recipe (Dry)

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