Chicken Kondattam: crispy and spicy Kerala chicken fry restaurant style

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Hey there, foodie friends! Today, we’re taking a flavor-packed trip to Kerala, and the star of the show is none other than the mouthwatering Spicy Chicken Kondattam. Imagine crispy chicken kissed by the aromatic essence of Malabar cuisine. It’s the kind of dish that makes your taste buds do a happy dance! here is a perfect and easy recipe to help you bring this tasty dish to your own kitchen.

Video recipe


  • Chicken pieces – 1/2 kg cut to bite sized
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon – 1/2 slice
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprig
  • Red chillies – 3 nos
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Shallots – 1/4 cup
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Red chilli flakes – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce – 1/8 cup


  1. Marination Magic: Begin by marinating the chicken pieces with turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, salt, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Let the flavors meld for 15 minutes.
  2. Crispy Curry Leaves and More: Heat oil in a wide pan and deep-fry curry leaves until crisp. Set aside and fry red chillies. Next, fry the marinated chicken until it reaches a delightful crispiness. Avoid overcrowding for that perfect crunch.
  3. Deep-fry or shallow fry grated coconut for a crunchy garnish that will take your dish to the next level.
  4. making sauce : In another pan, sauté sliced shallots until they turn a tempting shade of pink. Add ginger garlic paste and cook until the raw aroma disappears.
  5. Mix in turmeric powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, red chilli flakes, and adjust the spice level according to your taste. Add salt and stir. Introduce tomato sauce, sauté, and add a bit of water to prevent overcooking.
  6. Bringing it Together: Toss in the fried chicken pieces, mixing everything on high heat. Finally, add the prepared coconut, curry leaves, and red chillies for that burst of Malabar flavor.
  7. Serve and Enjoy: The best way to relish Chicken Kondattam is when it’s hot! Serve immediately and savor the symphony of spices and textures.

With its crispy exterior, spicy kick, and the unique Malabar touch, Chicken Kondattam is a must-try for anyone seeking a culinary adventure. Gather your ingredients, follow our simple steps, and treat your taste buds to the flavors of Kerala. Enjoy the dish!

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