Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Nadan Chicken Fry


Chicken cut into medium pieces – ½ Kg
Ginger – garlic paste – 3 tsp
Curd – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Chili powder – 2 tsp
Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
Masala powder – 1 ¼ tsp
Salt – as required
Coconut oil – as required
Sliced onion – 3 nos
Curry leaves – as required

Method of Preparation:

Grind all the masalas (ginger, garlic, coriander, turmeric, chili, pepper, masala) with required amount of water. Marinate chicken with this ground paste, salt and curd. In a pan, add ¼ cup of oil. Cook chicken in it till the water reduces completely. In another pan, add oil. Fry chicken pieces till it turns brownish red. It should be crispy. Fry curry leaves and onions in the same oil and garnish the fried chicken pieces.


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