Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Kerala Chicken Fry (Nadan Kozhi Porichathu)...!!!


I have stayed away from Non-veg for long,even made a Vegan post..Now,I need a come back..How about a sinfully spicy Chicken Drumstick fry?The authentic Kerala one?Recipe is very easy,but I don't make it quite often due to you-know-why.Even though I do only shallow fry,I don't like including much fried stuffs in our diet.So this is a once-in-a-blue-moon indulgence.Really its a delight to the taste buds!!

Back when we were kids,Mom was just like me(not that much,I would say).She used to make this just once in a while,when we would be like utterly craving for them.We as kids used to fancy eating chicken legs ,holding them in hand and biting big mouthful,like we see in films..:D.This is a main item of Thattukada's (street food corner) too.The aroma that spreads when they deep fry this in big kadai ,is just divine..:)

This is a recipe from drafts.Means,a clumsy pic again..:p



Unlike deep frying,shallow frying needs more care,as there is a good chance for it to burn n stick to kadai,which attributes to black spots,like the one you may see in the picture.The Biriyani was being made on the other side ,you know..:P
As I am sick today,I am not making this a lengthy episode n yeah,you are spared..;)


Ingredients(For 2 Drumsticks)-Adjust the amounts for other Chicken pieces

A.

2 Chicken drumsticks cleaned,patted dry


B.

1 Tbsp Ginger n Garlic paste(Always make fresh paste.Here its a must,They are lot more flavorful than the store-bought ones.I think the latter are only ok for chinese dishes )

1/2 Tbsp Hot Chilli Powder

1 tsp Coriander Powder

1 tsp Pepper Powder

1/2 tsp Garam Masala (Cinnamon,cardamom,cloves,Fennel,Mace)

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

1/2 Tbsp Lime juice

Salt


C.

1 cup sliced shallots/onions

Curry leaves

Oil



Method


Make slits on chicken legs and marinate it with ingredients under B(make a paste n marinate) and keep it for an hour or more .

In a Kadai,heat oil on high.

When sizzling hot,reduce to medium high and add the curry leaves.

Saute n infuse the pan aand oil with the aroma of them.

Now throw in the shallots and saute till they are slightly wilt.

Remove them with a slotted spoon n keep aside.

Place the chicken drumsticks in the hot oil and ocassionaly turn till they are dark brown on all sides.Adjust heat so that they are not charred n well cooked inside.

While the chicken is turning a shade of golden brown ,throw in the pre-fried shallots n curry leaves into the pan,n toss along with the drumsticks.

See to it that neither the chicken nor the onions are charred,turning n tossing in between..




Do try this for an indulgence,I'l be glad to hear that you loved it..:) StumbleUpon

39 Luv'ly people shared their views..:

Asha said...

My son loves eating chicken drumsticks like you wrote! :D

First photo really looks good, perfect color. I don't like deep fried chicken as well, too much oil. This sauteed chicken much better, good one! Get better soon, hugs!:)

Superchef said...

well...u managed to post inspite of your headache..way to go, girl!! :) another one of your masterpieces!!

Roopa said...

Varsha, that picture definitly marks your comeback with non-veg :) Thakarppan thirichuvaravu :)

Yasmeen said...

Once-in-a-bluemoon is OK with me too,will try this spicy CF for weekend lunch.Hope you feel better soon.I'm also kinda down with sniffs and sore throat.take care.hugs:)

Joie de vivre said...

That looks AWESOME! Thanks for following my blog! It made me feel so special!

Cham said...

Oh I love the crispy drumstick and biryani. The first pict is drool worthy :) Take care!

Viki Xavier. said...

You always tempt me with your non veg items dear. I am becoming a fan for your 'thattu kada ' recipes:) I am sure nothing can beat those native crispy chickens. Yummy recipe.

Smitha said...

Cool stuff Varsha. Btw, Cheers! to you too.You have an awesome thing going on here. Thanx a cart load for stopping a moment at my pages. Much appreciated. I love chicken and I'm not lying when I say that they look delicious. Don't know how you managed to keep your hands off of it till you got snapshots. It sure would have been a difficult task for me;)

Nags said...

I think this is one of the reasons why I didn't come by. This dish makes me upset that I don't cook chicken at home :(

lovely and crisp, Varsha :)

Medhaa said...

Thank you for dropping by blog. We love this too but I prefer baking them in the oven instead. Looks yumm

Sanghi said...

Hey... lovely dish.. seems spicy!!! :)

WINAMP SKIN said...

OMG! looks so delicious!

Divz said...

ummmmm thats looks yumilicious!!

Divz said...

ummmm that looks yumilicious!!

sangeeta said...

good......but why u are feelin sick??

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

I see beautiful photos! (Colors are gorgeous.)

I would love chicken prepared this way, I'm going to try it soon & will link back to your blog. xo

Thank you for sharing such great recipes. :)

Ann said...

Varsha,you torture ketto..Drumstick looks extremely colorful and spicy..(no probs Varsha,enjoy non veg too)The spicy aroma spreads here.Curry leaves make me hungry.

Priya said...

Wow i love chicken drumsticks like anything...yummy fry Varsha, send me some dear:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai dear..its yummy....

Purva Desai said...

Chicken looks saucy and yummy

Purva Desai said...

Chicken looks saucy and yummy

notyet100 said...

u r temptin me to try this,..:-) but today cant,..u get well soon,...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hi Varsha,
Please collect you well deserved award here! :)

Madhumathi said...

We don't cook non-veg at home..I started eating chicken alone becoz of my frends and now I love them..You made me crave for chicken fry now :(
Get well soon,dear...

Akal's Saappadu said...

it looks hot and yummy; don't care about the charred part, i'll finish it all in minutes!

Sakshi said...

God chicken makes me go clucking as that is the only non veg thing I can think of cooking to a decent taste. I am preparing the stuff to try your Spicy Pepper Chicken Roast for dinner today. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a beautiful comment. I like it too when ppl show their love through words :). I love your blog name Will-O'-the-Wisp...hope you are not like the folklore..receding away when someone tries to approach you coz I really plan to come back again and again to get recipes from your blog!

Sakshi said...

Have added ur blog on my fave list :)

mathew said...

jesus christ!! its a a really tempting combination..esp since am really hungry now!!uh...i think i ll look for some chicken tonight..i badly need after seeing this.

Maya said...

Oh my goodness, that is sinfully good! Too bad its only a photo, else would grab it rite off..Excellent pics also Varsha! I like it the shallow fried way, like you say, will be on my list for an indulgence..get well soon.

Trupti said...

Chicken looks very delicious & very easy to make. Bookmarked.. How are you? What happened?

AnuSriram said...

Nice Click! Never tried non-veg ;D

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! Loving all the spices on the chicken!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That dish looks mighty scrumptious and fragrant! Beautiful!

cheers,

Rosa

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Varsha, thanks for stopping by my kitchen today. Your chicken is fabulous and so are your photographs. I don't think I've ever seen curry leaves.
Sam

Reeni♥ said...

This looks nice and spicy and delicious!!

n33ma said...

This looks so good,I thgt u did add some color but didnt find it in the ingredients list......wow super yummy!

Priya Sriram said...

Eventhough its a little late to comment for this post, I couldn't hold back myself from it! Its so awesome, I wanted to prepare this chicken drumstick for a while. Thanks for the post dear, my weekend cooking has been planned! :) :) :)

sakshi said...

After stuffing ourselves with your Kozhi Porichathu plus Hummus and Pita for Lunch, all our Sunday outdoor plans have been shelved. The two guys are already snoring away and am going to sneak in too. Will curse you tomm online for a sleepy sunday ok? The chicken was finger licking good...

Ps: ROFLing at my earlier one year ago comment. sigh!!! Never knew what kind of trouble I was getting into by putting that comment ;)

Neet's Cuisine said...

this style for frying is simply awesome, i even use it for fish and prawns.. ..

 
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