Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sweet and Spicy Fried Chicken

This recipe is my personal favourite , this is something my mom makes and now I make it very often as my kids are really fond of it . This is a very flavourful dish and the aroma is just mouth-watering . The chicken is first marinated with yoghurt and spices and fried and drizzled with a nice sweet and spicy sauce , all the flavours are really well balanced in this dish so here goes.....


1 kg chicken drumsticks / whole chicken cut into small pieces
6-8 cloves of garlic
1 inch pc of ginger
1and 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 cup yoghurt
salt to taste
10-12 green chillies sliced in half
10 curry leaves
3-4 tbsp tomato ketchup
50 gms butter


Remove the skin and wash and dry the chicken
make a paste out of the ginger and garlic
Mix the ginger and garlic paste with the yoghurt , salt and the spices .
Marinate the chicken with this mixture for about 4 hrs or preferably overnight
Heat oil in a large frying pan and fry the chicken till done
Heat butter in a pan and melt the butter
Add the green chillies and the curry leaves and saute for a few sec
Add the tomato ketchup and the chicken and stir to coat the chicken well
Now add the reserved marinade liquid and cover and keep on low heat for about 5 min .
Serve hot .


  1. This recipe sounds great!. I like all the flavours. This will be a hit with my family. They like it spicy. It's quite simple to cook, too. Great for weekdays.

  2. Wow this looks fantastic! So glad to be your newest follower! :)

  3. This is my kind of chicken-spicy, and saucy! Love the combination of spices, and the yoghurt to marinade the chicken, and make it ever so tender, before frying it.
    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe, and thanks for your kind comment on my blog.
    Happy to follow you:DDD

  4. Ah - fried chicken! Ruining diets everywhere. But what a way to go!! Mmmm

  5. my husband makes something similar and it tastes AMAZING! he doesn't add tomato ketchup though.i will ask him to add that next time... hehe.