Spicy Boneless Chicken Fry

This spicy chicken fry with the hint of South-Indian spices needs only one word to describe! Yumm! 
I was not sure where I had read or seen this recipe. But I can’t be blamed because everyday I see or read at least twenty different recipes. Our TV only plays the following channels – TLC, Fox Travelers and NDTV Good Times and only the shows which involve food or cooking. I only read cookbooks these days or food magazines.
ChickenFry1-1768When I am on net, I only browse food blogs or sites related to cooking. So you see, my life is revolving around food nowadays, thus it is impossible for me to recall where I had read/seen this chicken fry recipe. So with thanks to that unknown source, I am sharing this with you. This is extremely easy and quick to make and given the taste quotient of this dish, you will definitely make it again n again. I bet!
Spicy Boneless Chicken Fry
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Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 Servings
  • Boneless chicken breast – 2
  • Curry leaves – 10 to 15
  • Onion – 2, medium
  • Garlic – 8 to 10 cloves
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ th tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Whole black mustard – ¾ th tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  1. Cut the chicken breast into bite size pieces, approximately 1 inch cubes. Smear them with salt and set aside.
  2. Chop the onions very finely. Crush the garlic cloves. Chop the green chilli; if you want it to be less hot & spicy, discard the seeds.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Tip in the mustard, curry leaves and chopped green chilli.
  4. As they start to splutter, add the crushed garlic and chopped onion. Fry them for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken pieces and the masala powders.
  6. Splash a handful of water and keep stirring so that the masala doesn’t burn.
  7. Continue to fry the chicken. If the masala becomes dry and starts to stick, keep adding splash of water as required, but do not add a lot of water at once.
  8. Fry till the chicken cubes are soft and cooked properly. Keep cooking till all the moisture is completely absorbed. Remove from heat.
  9. Serve on a plate and sprinkle some lemon juice on top and onion rings on the side.
  10. A perfect starter is ready to relish.


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