Thursday, February 03, 2011

Naadan Kozhi Roast- Spicy Roast Chicken, A recipe from Kerala

I just made this yesterday at a friends house as catering request. Its fun and easy to make, tastes fabulous and is the best thing to serve with your every day rice and dal. I got the recipe from the book - Chef's Favourites from the Taj, which was a gift given to me by Lakshmi Lal. So thank you Lakshmi !

The recipe calls for cooking this dish in coconut oil, which if you want to replace with any other cooking oil is fine.


1 kg chicken, boneless or with bone

2 teaspoons dhania powder ( coriander powder )

2 1/2 teaspoons red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper crushed

1/4 teaspoon haldi ( turmeric)

salt to taste

30 gm rice flour

350 gm onion chopped ( 2-3 medium sized onions )

3 green chillies sliced

2 teaspoons ginger

2 teaspoons garlic

3 green cardamoms, coarsely crush

3 cloves,coarsely crush

1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder

1/2 teaspoon saunf ( fennel powder )

2 sprigs curry leaves

1. Marinate chicken with chilli powder, dhania powder, haldi,salt and rice flour. Fry chicken crisp and set aside

2. Heat oil, add curry leaves, onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies, cardamoms and cloves. Saute onions till they are soft

3. Add chicken, garam masala, pepper and saunf and toss well. Serve hot.