Thattukada Chicken Fry

by Nazreen Ebthisam

Restaurant Style Chicken Fry Recipe | Thattukada Chicken Fry | Kerala Style

Thattukada / Restaurant Style Chicken Fry is a popular street food dish in Kerala, India. It is known for its crispy and flavorful exterior, with tender and juicy chicken on the inside. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of spices, including ginger, garlic, red chilies, turmeric, and other aromatic spices. The marinated chicken is then deep-fried until it turns golden brown and crispy.

The dish gets its unique taste from the use of curry leaves and other traditional spices. It is often served with sliced onions, lemon wedges, and green chilies on the side. Thattukada chicken fry is enjoyed as a snack or appetizer and is commonly found in local street food stalls or “thattukadas” in Kerala. It is loved for its bold flavors and is a favorite among chicken lovers.

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Thattukada Chicken Fry

Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
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  • Chicken - 1 kg
  • Ginger Garlic Green Chilli Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry Chilli - 10 to 15
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - juice of 1 lemon
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves
  • Oil
  • Salt - as needed


  1. Blend fennel seeds and dry chilli to a coarse texture.
  2. Marinate chicken with ginger garlic green chilli paste, lemon juice, then add the spice powders, ground spice mixture and salt. Keep refrigerated overnight or atleast for 2 hrs.
  3. Deep fry chicken, once the chicken is 3/4 done, add curry leaves and fry till crisp.
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