Spicy chettinad chicken fry / chettinadu kozhi varuval

Main Dish
4 servings
16 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Chicken - 1/2 kg

For Marination:

red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon

ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon

lemon juice - 1sp

For frying

red chillies - nos

cinnamon - 1 inch piece

cloves - 2 nos

fennel seeds/sombhu - 1 teaspoon

chopped garlic - 2 teaspoons

chopped ginger - 1 teaspoon

1 medium onion finely chopped

few curry leaves

salt to taste


  • Wash and marinate the chicken pieces with chilli powder , turmeric, ginger garlic paste, salt and lemon juice for atleast 1/2 an hour or overnight. In wide pan heat few tablespoon of oil.
  • Add cinnamon, cloves, curryleaves, sombhu and redchillies to the hot oil. Give it a stir for a minute and add the chopped onions, garlic and ginger.
  • Fry till translucent. Now add the marinated chicken pieces, stir well, add 1/2 cup of water and close with a tight lid. Cook in medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid, stir well , check for salt and cook till the water is absorbed(approc 10 more minutes).
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


Spicy Chettinad Chicken Fry / Chettinadu Kozhi Varuval, photo 1Spicy Chettinad Chicken Fry / Chettinadu Kozhi Varuval, photo 2Spicy Chettinad Chicken Fry / Chettinadu Kozhi Varuval, photo 3


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