Monday, 14 December 2009

Special Fried Chicken



Ever since my friend handed over this recipe to me, this has been a regular visitor on our table. Be it a lunch or dinner...this dish is very much enjoyed by my family and we simply love it. The best part is that the chicken can be fried without adding any oil and it tastes as good as the fried ones. You can’t notice any difference at all. If you are a health freak and love good food, you will love this version. These days, I don’t add any oil while preparing this dish, since it tastes finger-licking good even without oil. So why bother add some unwanted fat when it doesn’t make any difference at all?



Ingredients:
500g-600 g Chicken pieces
4 large cloves of garlic thinly sliced and chopped (1 ½ tbs)
1” piece ginger , thinly sliced and chopped (3/4 - 1 tbsp)
30 curry leaves (2 twigs), chopped
2 tsp Kashmiri Chilli powder
½ tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp salt or as required
¾ - 1 cup water
Oil- as required (Please read the instructions)
2-3 green chillies (optional)
1 twig curry leaves (optional)


Preparation:
1.Wash chicken, and pat dry. Marinate it with ginger, garlic, chilli powder, turmeric powder, curry leaves and salt for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight. If the pieces are big like leg, thigh or even breast, make 2-4 shallow slits on the meat so that the marinade can permeate through.

2. Heat a saucepan, add chicken along with enough water; cover and cook until the meat is tender. Open the lid, increase the flame and dry up almost all the water. At this point, you can see that the oil has cleared from the chicken.

3. After this, the frying process can be done in two ways as given below.

3.a) When all the water dries up and the oil clears, turn down the heat to low-medium and add 2-3 green chillies and a twig of curry leaves. Fry until the chicken is evenly browned by flipping them frequently. This is the healthier way of frying it without using oil.

Else:

3.b. Heat another frying pan, add 2-4 Tbs of oil, add 2 green chillies and a twig of curry leaves. Add the cooked chicken along with the juices and fry till brown.


Note: Adding chillies and green chillies at the end are purely optional. You may omit them. The dish is good even without adding them. I just love the flavour of green chillies and curry leaves, so added a bit more.

27 comments:

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

WOW..yummmyyyy chicken...kothi varuneee.Definitely try this healthy version of chicken fry .

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Shab
This is a perfect chicken fry recipe, because ginger garlic pasted is not used. :-).
I think the green chili and curry leave at the end and bit light frying, will add to the aroma. I shall use the 2 at the end.
The presentation is awesome and I take note of your numbering system, 3, 3a, 3b ( engg standard!!!)
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Shabs.. said...

Hi sree..
try it out...it's a good one and i have been spreading the recipe to all relatives...:)....

@ushnish..
Thx for the comments...I normally dont use the ginger garlic paste until unless I am really busy or something...And the flavour is very different when you use them as well.The cury leaves and the chilli aroma at the end was real good that's y i add them...:

Rgds,
shab

Gulmohar said...

That sure is a healthy version and looks fabulous..adipoli presentation ketto..Love the click too :-)

shabbu said...

hi shaby,
nice and healthy chicken fry..will try InshaAllah...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

You are making me hungry.....yummy

Divya Vikram said...

Chicken fry without oil! Am definitely trying this!

Mallugirl said...

This is exactly the way i make fry too..i feel its softer in taste too.

Priya said...

Such a droolworthy fried chicken, wat a fantastic dish..lipsmacking..

Saju said...

wow chicken nannayitund..ividem ippo health noken. i just love chicken in any form. these days i bake my chicken. i think this will be good in that method also.
pinnae najn soup kandu nannayitund..
enik chapthide kada ketitt chiri vannu..ividem same..ayaan mommy pease chapti enn paranj verum. he loves to help me out in cooking nd cleaning.when i am cleaning he will also take the broom nd say "ayaan clean". Just hope he will have the same interest when he grows up.
do u have an account in orkut?

kothiyavunu said...

I can feel the great taste just by reading.sounds yummy & healthy.Kanditu kothi varunu :)
Will def give it a shot, one of these days...Thanks for sharing!!

Aysha said...

Tempting fry indeed....i am sure it will taste the best!!!

Faiza Ali said...

Yummilicious....very nice recipe... and very well presented..thanks for sharing this healthy and yummy recipe, Shabs.

Tina said...

Manushyane kothipikkan thanne irangikolum....Kidilam ayitundu..Sounds healthy......

Zareena said...

Kidilam chicken fry Shabs...will try it soon............

Sushma Mallya said...

wow beautiful click shabs,looks really mouthwatering with the flavour of curry leaves...

Latha said...

Yummy chicken fry....nice clicks... making me drool :).

Nostalgia said...

That looks positively delicious.. way to go

Saju said...

athe , tried ur chicken fry..it cam out well..didnt use any oil at all. very tasty...
and also the dahi murg.it too came out well. The curry kinds thickened after cooking too..so its all good now!

meeso said...

That does look delicious and I love that It's made healthier :)

Shabs.. said...

Thanks to all for stopping by and pouring in kind words...

Saju, thanks fo trying it out and letting me know about it...

Shabs.. said...

And im happy u liked both the dahi murg and the chicken fry....having too mucj of chicken eh?

Pavithra said...

Though I am vegetarian the dish color and platter looks yummy and tempting.

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chandni said...

Just beautiful...will be making it more often .keep up the good work

Shabs.. said...

chandni..thx.

Smitha said...

Wow amazing chicken ,looks so tempting !

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