Kodi Vepudu (Chicken Fry)

This is the basic chicken fry I’ve learned from amma. This fry can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and goes well with steamed rice, chapati, poori or any Indian flat bread.

Chicken Fry

Ingredients

Chicken: 500 gms; wash and drain excess water

Onion: 1; finely chopped

Cashew Nuts: few (Optional)

Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tablespoon

Coriander Powder: 2 tablespoons

Chilli Powder: 2 teaspoons

Turmeric Powder: 1/4 teaspoon

Garam Masala Powder: 1 teaspoon

Pepper Powder: as per taste

Salt: as per taste

Curry Leaves: 1 twig

Coriander Leaves: few sprigs; finely chopped

Oil: 2 tablespoons

Instructions

1. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a heavy bottom wok. Add chicken pieces and saute till the pieces turn white.

2. Add ginger garlic paste, salt and turmeric powder. Combine well and cook on medium flame till chicken is half cooked.

3. Add coriander powder, chilli powder and combine well. Cook on low flame till chicken is completely cooked. Remove from heat and keep aside.

4. Heat the remaining oil in a wok. Add chopped onion, cashew nuts and saute till nuts start turning brown.

5. Add curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves. Saute till curry leaves turn crispy.

6. Add pepper powder and saute till the raw smell is gone. Add cooked chicken, garam masala powder and combine well. Remove from heat and serve hot with any Idian flat bread or steamed white rice.

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