Dry Red chilli Chicken

Dry Red chilli Chicken
  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 4-5
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m
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Dry Red chilli Chicken

Dry red chilli chicken – another successful experiment with chicken. As its name says it is a variety chicken preparation with dry red chillies. It can be served as a starter or snack and also goes well with rice.


  • Chicken (Boneless) - ½ kg
  • Dry red chillies (വറ്റല്‍മുളക്) - 12 Nos
  • Gram flour / Corn flour (കടലമാവ്/കോണ്‍ഫ്ളോര്‍) - 6 Table spoon
  • Ginger (ഇഞ്ചി) - 2 Inch piece
  • Garlic (വെളുത്തുള്ളി) - 10 Cloves
  • Shallot (ചെറിയ ഉള്ളി) - 15 Nos
  • Curry leaves (കറിവേപ്പില) - 2 Sprigs
  • Lemon juice (നാരങ്ങാനീര്) - 1 Table spoon
  • Chilli powder (മുളകുപൊടി) - 1¼ Table spoon
  • Turmeric powder (മഞ്ഞള്‍പൊടി) - 1 Pinch
  • Cooking oil (എണ്ണ) - to deep fry
  • Salt (ഉപ്പ്) – To taste


Step 1

Wash and clean the chicken. Cut it (length wise) into small pieces.

Step 2

Grind ginger (1 inch piece), garlic (5 cloves), curry leaves (1 sprig), lemon juice, salt , chilli powder (1 table spoon) and turmeric powder into a paste.

Step 3

Marinate chicken pieces the ground paste for minimum 30 minutes.

Step 4

Slice remaining garlic, ginger and shallots.

Step 5

Add gram/corn flour into the marinated chicken pieces and mix it well by adding 4 table spoon of water.

Step 6

Heat cooking oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken pieces (till it turns brown). Keep it aside.

Step 7

Heat 2 table spoon of oil in a pan. Put broken dry red chillies (reduce the flame) and stir till it turns dark brown. Put garlic, ginger, shallots, curry leaves and salt into it and saute till it turns golden brown.

Step 8

Put ¼ table spoon of chilli powder and mix it well. Now, add the fried chicken into it and combine well.

Step 9

Remove from the flame and transfer to the serving dish.


Serve with a dollop of mayonnaise.

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Nutritional Profile

Main nutritional contents are,

  • Proteins

  • Vitamin B

  • Selenium

  • Phosphorus

  • Potassium


1 Table spoon = 3 Tea spoons
1 Dessert spoon = 2 Tea spoons
1 Tea spoon = 5 ml
1 Cup = 236.588 ml


Myself, Shaan Geo basically a Software Engineer started my career in IT Industry. I have had a passion for food and cooking from an early age. This habit made me keep an eye out for the new variants of food and the different cuisines where ever I go. According to me cooking is an equal-opportunity talent and I find that anybody can cook. It is not limited by the age, profession, caste, colour or creed of a person. What is needed is the love for cooking. For me passion for cooking does not stop in the kitchen, when I travel, I continue to be inspired by eating in some of the best restaurants around the world.

Comments on Dry Red chilli Chicken

Comments (6)

  1. posted by Afeela on July 15, 2013

    Hi Shan,
    I tried this as snack in thif ramzan, try some rice flour with corn flour to marinate, some jeera too. Its different and yummy.

    • posted by Shaan Geo on July 15, 2013

      Hi Afeela, Thank you very much for the tip. I will try it next time. Once again thanks for the feedback.

  2. posted by Sumayya Firdouse on September 8, 2013

    Hey Shan….. kashmeeri chilly powder is useful for this recipe… it gives more stylishness….

    • posted by Shaan Geo on September 8, 2013

      Hi Sumayya, Thanks for the comment. You can definitely use kashmiri chilli powder.

  3. posted by Sindhu R.P. on November 14, 2013

    I tried this Shan.. very tasty with mayonnaise…. My kids like chicken snacks…. Thanks a lot…

    • posted by Shaan Geo on November 14, 2013

      You are welcome Sindhu, Happy to know that you and your kids enjoyed it. Thanks for the feedback.


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