Fried Chicken Curry

Ingredients for chicken fry
Chicken legs: 3 lbs
Shallots: 6
Dry red Chili: 7
Tumeric Powder: 1 tsp
Chili Powder: 2 tsp
Coriander Powder: 2 tsp
Fennel Seeds: 1 Tbsp
Garlic: 5 pods
Ginger: 5” piece
Curry leaves: 2 sprigs, torn
Garam Masala: ½ tsp
Crushed dry red chili: 1 tsp
Lemon Juice: ½ a lemon
Salt & Oil to shallow fry

  • Clean and pat dry chicken pieces
  • Crush shallots, garlic, ginger, fennel seeds, and dry red chilies together
  • Mix the crushed shallot mixture with chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice, garam masala, and torned curry leaves
  • Rub the mixture well on the chicken pieces and let it marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry chicken on medium heat till chicken is more than ½ way cooked

Ingredients for gravy:
Onion: 1 medium, thinly sliced
Ginger-garlic paste: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Cilantro: Handful chopped
Tomato: 1 big, diced
Turmeric Powder: ¼ tsp
Coriander Powder: 3 tsp
Chili Powder: 1 tsp
Meat Masala: 1 tsp
Salt & Oil

  • Heat oil in a pan and sauté onion till its light brown
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves, turmeric, chili, coriander powders, salt, and meat masala and let it cook for 3 minutes
  • Add diced tomatoes, coat it well with the masala mixture, and let it cook till it is soft
  • Add fried chicken pieces, coat it will with mixture
  • Add ½ cup of water (more if you need more gravy), cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes
  • Add chopped cilantro and serve hot with rice or chapathi


  1. Adipoli recipe annaloo, very tempting and delicious chicken curry.

  2. Awesome looking fried chicken curry, Irene :-)

  3. I don't eat chicken, but that looks fabulous! Maybe I will do it for my family!


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