Thattukadai Chicken fry with step by step pictures. Street food style Chicken fry which is super delicious.
Chicken fry or fried chicken has been my all time favorite. Specially the street side south indian ones, Those crispy masala coated chicken which has a spicy exterior and a juicy interior, thinking of it makes my mouth water. I know it is not hygiene to buy them from those street side shops, the thing which concern me a lot is the oil which they use for frying them. I know they keep on frying in the same oil again and again. So i stopped buying them and started to make fried chicken at home.
I would never say that fried chicken is healthy, but atleast when you make them
at home, specially with good quality sunflower oil available in the market, these would be a little on the safer side. After all these kind of dishes are guilty pleasures right!
About this Recipe
Fried chicken, also known as Southern fried chicken, is a dish made of chicken pieces that have been pan-fried, deep-fried, pressure- fried, or air-fried after being coated with seasoned flour or batter. The breading gives the outside of the chicken a crisp coating or crust while keeping the juices in the meat. The most common type of
chicken is broiler. Thattukada or Thattukadai is the Malayalam word for street food stalls. This is a popular dish among roadside vendors in Kerala, South India. Thattukadai chicken fry is a spicy chicken fry flavoured with red chilli flakes. This recipe is a simple kerala chicken fry made with fresh ingredients.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
Ingredients for Street Food Style Chicken Fry
The characteristic saltiness of fried chicken encourages the production of more saliva, allowing us to further break down that crispy skin and ease our digestive processing. But it's the chicken skin that elevates the entire fried chicken experience, creating a layer of salt and fat that we're wired to crave.
Garam Masala Powder :
Before being ground, the whole spices in the Garam Masala blend are already toasted. As a result, it does not need to be cooked. If we add the garam masala too soon, it will become overcooked and lose its flavour. Garam masala aromatics require very little heat to release their aroma and flavours.
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Thattukadai Chicken Fry Recipe
- For Frying Chicken:
- Chicken - 1 kg with bones
- Lemon Juice or Vinegar - ¼ cup
- Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
- Coriander Powder - 1 tblspn
- Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Rice Flour - ½ cup
- Oil for deep frying
- For Grinding:
- Coriander Leaves - ½ cup chopped
- Mint Leaves - ½ cup chopped
- Curry leaves - a handful
- Ginger - 3 tblspn
- Garlic - 6 to 8 cloves
- Grind all ingredients given to a smooth paste. Take chicken in a bowl, add all ingredients except oil and rice flour along with the ground masala and mix well. Leave to marinate for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
- Before frying, add rice flour and mix well. Now drop this in hot oil and fry till golden for 8 to 10 mins. Drain and set aside.
Step by Step Pictures
|Take coriander, mint and curry leaves in a blender|