Oct 15, 2011

Nadan Chicken Roast / Keralan Chicken Roast

I want to try this recipe so badly for such a long time and finely I got a chance last weekend..This is one of keralan speciality dishes and as you guys know that I love keralan dishes a lot right..

Many people have difficulty in frying chicken because you can get crispy and good colour on outside but the inside will not be cooked or every thing will be cooked but the chicken must have become very hard..If you are one of those people..Then this chicken is the solution..

In this recipe the chicken is cooked in pressure cooker completely..So you don’t have to worry about whether chicken is cooked or not...You are just frying the chicken to make it crispy..

So I know you guys will surely try it...Straightaway I am delivering you the step by step recipe with pictures..Check it out..

Chicken-1 kg
Oil for deep frying

For Ground Masala:
Onion-1 large cubed
Garlic-10 cloves
Coriander leaves / Cilantro a handful
Pepper powder-1 tsp
Cumin powder / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Chilli powder-1 tblspn or to taste
Fennel seeds / Peru cheerakam / Sombu-1 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch piece
Salt to taste
Curd- ½ cup
Lemon juice-2 tblspn

For Outer Masala:
Onion-1 sliced
Tomato-1 sliced
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander leaves / Cilantro for garnishing
Oil-1 tblspn
Salt to taste


Take chicken pieces and make deep slashes in it..So that the masala can go into it.

Blend all the ingrediants given in the ground masala list to a smooth paste..

Pour this masala over the chicken and let it marinate for 2 hours..

Now take a pressure cooker and add the marinated chicken in it..Cover the pressure cooker and cook for 15-20 mins on a low flame..Let the pressure go all by itself..

Open the pressure cooker and dry up any water left in the chicken by cooking it uncovered so that the chicken gets coated very well with the masala.

Now heat oil for deepfrying,and fry that cooked chicken pieces in oil till golden and crispy.It will take around 15-20 mins.Remove it and set aside.

Now heat 1 tblspn of oil in a wok and add in onions,tomatoes,garam masala powder,chilli powder and mix well.

Add the fried chicken in and toss well..Sprinkle with salt and mix well..

Garnish with cilantro and mix well.

Serve hot with pulav or rice..

Take all your ingrediants for grinding...Please add curd and lemon juice with this list
take it in a blender
add in curd..
and some lemon juice
Make it into a fine paste..This is what you call as masala
Take chicken pieces and make slashes in it...I know raw chicken doesn't win any contest..But you wait..
Pour the masala in
let it marinate for 2-3 hours
now take that in pressure cooker
cover and cook on a low flame
till the chicken is cooked and water has evaporated
now fry the chicken
till golden on both sides
remove and set aside
now take all your ingrediants for outer masala...Those spices are chilli and garam masala powder
fry onion in oil
add in tomatoes
add spices
mix well
add in chicken pieces
toss well
throw some cilantro in
I made some Plain Briyani to go with this...
and also some onion raita


  1. such a great flavorful chicken recipe....Loved the idea of first pressure cooking and then frying.....its perfect for the event KErala kitchen....why dnt u send it to the event:
    Event: Kerala Kitchen
    looking forward for ur participation

  2. wow this looks so tempting..nice step by step recipe. Loved the look of the chicken marinated in all the masala..just yumm.

  3. It looks sow well roasted.Love it;))

  4. This chicken does look wonderful, I'm going to make it.
    That looks like my pressure cooker. I have a Manttra.
    Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Nice recipe arthi thanks...but how to make plain briyani? Will u provide me with the link pls..

  6. @Sharanya SkarpHere is it..http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2012/04/brinji-rice-bay-leaf-pulav-rice.html


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