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Monday, April 08, 2013

Chicken Dry Roast (Kerala Style)

Chicken roast is one of the authentic,delicious menu item in restaurants.This is one of our family favorite as well.You may wonder the reason of posting this so late in my space,its simply because my hunger pangs here never allow me to take a picture when this is made at home.They are always ready with their plates before hand to enjoy when its really hot especially with rice or idiappam.This is a finger licking good masala which goes well with any Indian staples.Its after a long time that am posting a non vegetarian recipe as we were on lent and now after Easter,its back again.Try this,you will find no left overs :)

chicken 3 lbs (refer notes)
onion 3 large thinly sliced
tomato 3 chopped
ginger garlic paste 2tsp
chilly powder 2 tsp
coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 1 tsp
garam masala 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
cilantro 4-5 sprigs
curry leaves
lemon juice 2tsp(optional)
oil 4 tbsp


  • Wash and cut the chicken in medium sized pieces.Drain the water completely and leave aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the thinly sliced onions,saute until golden brown.(add a pinch of salt to fasten the process)
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste ,curry leaves and saute till raw smell disappears.
  • Add in the spice powders on low flame and saute till you get a nice aroma.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and add 1/4 cup water.Combine well and cover,cook until the tomatoes becomes mushy and you get a good masala.
  • Slide the chicken pieces,mix until the masala completely coats the chicken.Cover and cook on medium flame.(Don't add in water as chicken will ooze out water.)
  • After about 10 minutes,give a quick stir and cover again to cook for another 7 minutes.
  • Uncover the lid,Keep stirring the mix until the water content evaporates completely on medium high flame and the masala is dry coated with the chicken.(Also,the chicken pieces get a brownish color too)
  • Remove from fire,add in the lemon juice;and garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with Idiappam(String hoppers)/appam / rice /chapathis.

Servings 3-4 adults

* Chicken can be both with bones or boneless.I used chicken with bones,if you are using boneless chicken then preferably use chicken thighs.
* You can omit the lemon juice if you are not favorable to the tangy flavors,also omit if you are using vine tomatoes.
* The onions should be thinly evenly sliced ,or else you get uneven browning.Also,saute till golden brown to get a good masala.


Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

who can resist this kind of yummy dish to take pictures? its tempted even for me.

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Chicken is most eaten meat in my family, so new recipes are always welcome!

farah saleem said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! looks yummy!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouth watering roast this is a must try

Prema said... Best Blogger Tips

wow very tempting roast,loved it a lot...

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting roast

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

this is mouthwatering.. one of my favs.. missed many of your postings recently.. will soon catch up

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Chicken looks so inviting! Drooling over here!! :)

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Amazing pics and looks delicious too.

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely preparation Julie- I love chicken this way!

Nilu A said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this delicious chicken Julie... Looks divine :-)

Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

Super perfect... Its tempting me badly...

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Nalla recipe Julie...Drooling here seeing the combo with idiyappam..

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

lipsmacking... i'm hungry right in the morning...

Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this Chicken Roast. Its a fav of ours :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering chicken roast...loved the colour...mmm so tempting....i want to have it with appam right now...

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

wow,so tempting,must have tasted damn good,

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering chicken roast dear....yummy

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tempting and yummy.

Sweet'n'Savoury said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely roast Julie!!

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks nice , hope u have njoyed it :)

Chitz said... Best Blogger Tips

Am drooling.. So bookmarked :P What's the drink der??

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummyilicious and fingerlicking chicken roast, drooling.

Medley of Many Things said... Best Blogger Tips

Haa, you are making a Vegetarian drool over your lovely chicken recipe.
It looks perfect, restaurant style!!
More than rice, idiyappam will be a dashing combo. Yummy!

Jehanne said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my favs, chicken roast! I always think the kerala version is nicer than the Euroepean counterpart:-)

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely looking dish!! Must try for sure :)

Vikis Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. Looks very delicious. This is one of my most favorite chicken fries! Just a scoop over some rice....mmmm...yummy!

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering dish Julie!! Looks very spicy too! Slurp ;) said... Best Blogger Tips

deliicous n Love to have vth hot rice..

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Who can say no to such a tempting dish....

Jannet Loves to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Can't resist this! Looks so perfect...