Shallow fried kerala chicken fry will be a great starter recipe to serve during any special occasion since it requires very less time to prepare.Red chilli powder will definitely impart a lovely red colour which will make this dish visually appealing too.

Here i have used chicken pieces with make sure to cut through the fleshy part of chicken pieces ,so that marinade will get properly absorbed and coated well on chicken .

If you prefer a spicy version of chicken fry you can definitely add some pepper powder along with the marination.

Always use coconut oil to prepare authentic kerala style dishes .it’s aroma and taste cannot be replicated by any other cooking oils available in the market.


Chicken -1 kg

Besan /gram flour -3 tbsp

Ginger garlic paste -1tbsp

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Chilli powder -2tsp

Lemon juice -1&1/2 tsp


Coconut oil -for frying

Curry leaves .


Add all the ingredients to the chicken pieces and coat it well with marination .Make sure the batter is not thick and at the same time too thin either.

Heat coconut oil in a pan for shallow frying chicken pieces.fry all these chicken pieces in batches till done.

Marinated chicken pieces.

Flip the sides and cook till all sides get cooked well.

Shallow fry till done .

In the remaining oil ,fry some curry leaves and garnish with fried chicken.

Serve hot with some chapati, fried rice etc.

Enjoy this tasty hot chicken fry with some chappathi, porotta, ghee rice etc.


Hi , Thank you for stopping by @beenasrecipes.My name is Beena Vinob ,writer of this blog. Being a food enthusiast most of the recipes found here are learnt from my friends ,family members, watching T.V.shows , with reference to recipe books etc. However you could see some innovative and unique dishes which I have developed over past years of experience. All the recipes are tested and tried multiple times to confirm the authenticity of the blog post. If I come across a new recipe ,I often try to present the simplest version of the recipe by making some twist and turns in the original version with the staple ingredients available at home. If you have any question regarding the recipe kindly use the comment section on the page. I really enjoy the process of exploring new recipe ideas ,trying out new dishes, food photography ,recipe video editing etc.That’s why I have been continuing this journey over the past few years. Feel free to contact me at Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated .

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