Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu Recipe - Kerala Style Chicken Fry Recipe

This is a long due recipe for me...though I make this often, either I will forget to take the snap or it will be finished by then..:) 


This is one chicken recipe that my entire family loves and keep asking for.The best part of this recipe is it doesn't need more oil and tastes too good..It can be made as a side dish, or as the star player. Either way, this chicken fry is super easy  to work with and when done, it is perfectly crisp on the outside and juicy inside. It pairs well with Rice, Roti's, Kerala Parotta, etc or enjoy as an snack. If you haven't tried this yet, do try and you will be hooked!!

Recipe for Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu /Kerala Style Chicken Fry

  Preparation Time : 1 hr
  Cooking Time : 20 minutes
  Serves : 4

Ingredients:

To Marinate :

Chicken Thigh or Breast : 2 lb /1 kg or Chicken Drumstick : 6 nos
Garlic : 1 1/2 tbsp (crushed )
Ginger : 1 tbsp  (crushed)
Red Chilly Powder : 2 tbsp or to your tolerance level
Coriander powder / Malli podi : 1 1/2 tbsp
Gram Masala : 1 tsp
Freshly  grounded Black Pepper Powder /Kurumulaku Podi : 1 1/2 tbsp or to your tolerance level
Cumin powder / Jeeraka Podi : 1/2 tsp
Fennel Powder /Perumjeerka Podi : 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice /Vinegar : 2 tsp
Water as needed
Salt to taste

To Fry : 
Onion : 1/4 cup (thinly sliced) (optional)
Green Chillies : 4-6 nos (Slit lengthwise)
Curry Leaves : 2 sprig
Oil : 3-5 tbsp


Method of Preparation:

1.Wash chicken pieces, make 2-4 slits on each chicken pieces / drumsticks and pat dry  using a paper towel.
2. In a blow, marinate the chicken pieces with all the above listed ingredients 'To Marinate' adding little water and cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hours or overnight.
3. Pressure cook the marinated chicken pieces without adding any water for about 2 whistles. or heat a saucepan, close and cook the marinated chicken pieces until it turns to tender.
4. When its done, open and release the pressure fully or open the saucepan and again cook it uncovered over a low flame, untill the gravy thickens and water dries up and the oil clears. (Note : At this point, you can see that the oil has cleared from the chicken) Allow it to cool and combine the chicken well.
5. Heat oil in a pan, add sliced onions, green chilles, twig of curry leaves and  now shallow fry the chicken pieces  for about 5-8 minutes and then turn it around and continue frying for another 5-8 minutes or until the chicken is evenly browned and its crispier on the outside (Note :  Make sure you keep the heat at low-medium, so that the inside of chicken gets cooked well too and flip the chicken pieces frequently to avoid burning.)
6. Remove from the fire and transfer it to a paper towel and allow to slightly cool.
7. Serve hot as side dish with steamed Rice, or with any Indian Breads,or Kerala Parotta & enjoy!



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Cheers!
Sangeetha

61 comments:

  1. wow adipoli ayittundu ketto

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  2. Nice clicks... adipoli chicken fry too :)

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  3. yummy chicken fry, mouthwatering here..

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  4. iyyo!!!! Nadan chicken fry adipoli Sangee!!!! totally wow!

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  5. Tempting and beautiful presentation..chicken fry looks so tempting!!

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  6. Wow adipoli,kothiyavunnu..spicy and delicious.

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  7. **Drool** That is such a splendid chicken fry!!!!

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  8. yummy yum chicken fry..nanayittund!!

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  9. Adipoli chicken fry tempting for a veggie like me.

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  10. Adipoli chicken fry....super clicks..

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  11. Yummy one Sangee!! Never tried adding fennel and jeera to chicken fry. Will try this one soon..

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  12. yum yum!!mouthwatering fry!!lovely click!

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  13. Chechy ithu kollathila.....But enikku tharuvanel adipoliyanennu parayam...Ravile kothipichu...superb..

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  14. Wow...Drooling over that chicken.Spicy and flavourful !

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  15. Adipoli Keto , i'm bookmarking .

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  16. Super inviting chicken fry,makes me hungry.

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  17. wow this looks so good ..love the pics

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  18. Just looking to the pic i am drooling.

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  19. I will be hooked to any recipe of yours sangee. Kerala style chicken fry is awesome, never tried it. Mouthwatering pics.

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  20. Im drooling over here...looks fabulous, very tempting!!

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  21. Anonymous11:23 AM

    Awesome review, I love your site.

    Buy Zojirushi Bread Machine

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  22. nicely done !! kothyavunnu :)

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  23. Thanks to all for stopping by for a visit and for the lovely comments you left for me.:)

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  24. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Seriously , I didn't find this recipe much interesting . There are better ways to cook that naadan style chicken fry .

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    1. Anonymous, This is my way of cooking. And I seriously believe that recipes and preparations vary from one home kitchen to other...to me, what matters most is good food. Well, as they say delicious things are for sharing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts...Feedback good/bad shows that someone cared enough to read what you have posted.

      Thanks,
      Sangeetha

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  25. We tried this and it was so nice. Thani naadan.

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    1. Hello Ranjith, Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe and also for sharing your feedback here. I’m so glad that it came out well for you.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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    2. Well, simple recipe ideal for those staying alone and have limited cooking skills

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    3. Hi Rajesh, Thanks! Please do try this when you've time & I do hope you like it.

      Happy Cooking!
      Sangeetha

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  26. Anonymous9:23 AM

    Hi tried it yesterday.came out very well.my six year old daughter loved it a lot.going to try your chicken thuvaran and let you know.bye

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    1. Nice to know that this recipe worked well for you.I am so happy that your daughter loved it. Well as they say delicious things are for sharing :-)Hope you like chicken thoran too. looking froward for your feedback! Thanks for the sharing your feedback here :)

      Happy Coooking!
      Sangeetha

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  27. Anonymous5:47 PM

    The recipe sounds good, the picture makes me so hungry. However, I have a question. How can you pressure cook the chicken without any water?
    thanks

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    1. The key here is the chicken is marinated with little water, so while cooking water will ooze out of from the chicken and that water will be enough to cook. Hope this helps...Do give try and let me know how it turned.

      Happy Cooking!
      Sangeetha

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  28. Anonymous2:42 AM

    Just one word ... SUPERB.. :-)

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  29. Arcchana Vasudev5:09 AM

    I tried this yesterday and my husband just LOVED it. I have tried this recipe before but was never this tasty. Thank you for an awesome recipe and a wonderful blog. :)

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    1. Hi Archana Vasudev, You're welcome! I’m so glad your husband was able to enjoy this recipe, that makes my day :)! I wish you both the best! Thank you for your kind comment! Hope you get to try other recipes too.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  30. Anonymous11:12 AM

    am gonna try this tomorrow and let u know..........

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    1. Did you try it out? let me know your feedback.

      Thanks!
      Sangeetha


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    2. Anonymous1:03 AM

      apologies for the late response......no words to say...it was heavenly.... you know what i got a kiss from my husband after tasting the dish....thank you so much

      Ninu

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    3. Your very welcome! I’m so glad to hear you, your husband enjoyed :-)I hope you do try more recipes from here. Thanks for returning to leave a comment!

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  31. Very nice. I have tested. Please do visit my site and give advice

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    1. Thanks Rajasree for stopping by and and for the lovely comments you left for me:) I did visit your blog and you are doing a good job, keep going!

      Happy Blogging!
      Sangeetha

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  32. Love this reciepe. I did some improvisation second time I made and instead of cumin powder tried adding fresh jeera and it tasted even better :)

    Thanks for the wonderful reciepe. This is something I must say I make very often.

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  33. Wonderful reciepe. Every time I try I feel in love with it. Thank you soooo much. I tried some few tweaks to the reciepe and tried adding cumin seeds instead of cumin powder and it tasted even better. But outstanding reciepe. I hope you come up with more such recipes..

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    1. Hi, That's a wonderful twist! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed these and that they turned out so well for you! Thanks for trying this recipe and also for posting a comment here :)

      Happy Cooking!
      Sangeetha

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  34. Anonymous11:48 PM

    It was amazing. Me and my boyfriend made love after eating this. That was equally naaan

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    1. I’m so glad to hear you and your boy friend enjoyed these and that they turned out so well for you! Thanks for returning to leave a comment!

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  35. Soumya6:11 AM

    Hi Sangeetha,

    Yummy recipe !! I tried this and came out very nice. Many thanks for posting this wonderful recipe.

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    1. Very happy to hear it work out so brilliantly for you too Soumya! Hope you get to try other recipes too and like them too...

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  36. Ansha1:16 PM

    hi Sangeetha,

    i tried this one and really come out well. now my husband is a real fan of your recipes. thank u so much.
    i need ur help. my hus's brithday is on next month. As am a beginner, can u suggest me a cake ( he likes caramel flavour) so that i can suprise him.

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    1. Hi Ansha, You're welcome!:)Really happy to know that your husband enjoy the recipes posted here. Glad that this recipe worked well for you :)Thanks for trying this dish and sharing your feedback here.Please do keep me posted when you try the recipes.

      Wish your husband advance happy birthday! As you can see i'm not too much in baking...still a novice baker :) though glad to help with whatever bit I know! :) you can try simple caramel pound cake,chocolate flan cake or caramel upside-down banana cake or simple caramel flan pudding.I have not posted these recipe here. If any one of these recipes sounds good with you then write to me with your email id.I will send the recipe through mail. Hope this helps!

      Happy Baking!
      Sangeetha

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  37. Ansha9:54 AM

    Hi Sangeetha,

    thank u so much for ur response.
    okk, i will go for the caramel pound cake.
    My mail id is anshaalex@gmail.com.
    thank u for sending it to my mail.

    All wishes
    Ansha

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    1. You're welcome Ansha! Tell me when are you planning to try? I'm planning to post it here by next week specially upon your request.Is that works for you? let me know what you think?

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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    2. Hi sangeetha,

      Thank u so much for taking the effort.
      My hus bd is on mar 5th. ya, its perfect by next week.
      Again, thank u soi much..

      Ansha

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  38. Hi sangeeta
    Tried this recipe too.... came out perfectly well... I should really thank you for helping me being better in cooking n bringing smiles on my family's face at the dining table. Thanks a bunch...even my two year old is fond of your recipies....
    Love..

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Deepthi! I’m so glad your lil one and your family was able to enjoy the recipes posted here, that makes my day :-) You don't have to thank me because just the fact that you make it and enjoy it, makes me very happy! :) I wish you and your family the best!

      Good Day!
      Sangeetha

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  39. Anonymous12:43 AM

    This is infinite time I am making nadan kozhi varuthethu thx kothiyavunnu :-D :-D

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    1. You are welcome! Glad to know that this recipe worked out well for you.Thanks for the trying and sharing your feedback! Hope you get to try more recipes from here and like them too...

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  40. This was zimbly wonderful. In all seriousness I really enjoyed this dish. Your recipe turned out very well and I look forward to trying more of your recipes.

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It was wonderful having you here :-) Thanks for taking time to leave your feedback. Your words are my inspiration!

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