Kongunad Chicken Fry Recipe

Kongunad Chicken Fry Recipe is a lip smacking appetizer of tender and succulent pieces of chicken breasts that are cooked with freshly grounded masala to perfection. It tastes great with a meal of rasam and rice.

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Kongunad Chicken Fry Recipe
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Kongunad Chicken Fry is a finger licking good recipe of a chicken appetizer made South Indian style flavoured with whole spices and curry leaves. 

Kongunad comprises of regions of Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Pallipalayam, Kumarapalayam, Karur, Gobi, and Namakkal. And they are known for their cuisine. Usually, Kongu cuisine consists of recipes from the different towns of Kongunad region. Their cuisine involves a traditional way of cooking, doesn’t involve marination and uses coconut extensively, especially dry coconut called as Koparai. Tender pieces of chicken breasts are cooked with freshly grounded masala to perfection. This fry pairs well with roti, chapati or even with rice. 

Prepare this simple yet delicious Kongunad Chicken Fry and serve with rice and hot Jeera Rasam for lunch.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Cn recipes such as

  1. Paprika Chicken Skewers Recipehicke
  2. Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe
  3. Chicken Mapas Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

40 M


2-3 Servings


    For masala, to roast and grind
  • 2 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 3 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Poppy seeds
  • 10 Red Chilli powder
  • 5 tablespoon Dry coconut (kopra)
  • For chicken
  • 1 cup Chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Curry leaves , Handful
  • 1/2 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 cup Water

How to make Kongunad Chicken Fry Recipe

  1. To begin making the Kongunad Chicken Fry recipe, wash and clean chicken breast pieces with turmeric.  Drain the excess water and keep it aside. In a non-stick

  2. Drain the excess water and keep it aside.

  3. In a non-stick kadai, add the cinnamon stick, cloves, pepper powder, coriander seeds, fennel seeds and poppy seeds. 

  4. Saute until the aroma come out of it. Once fried, add red chilli and coconut. Saute for a minute. Ensure not to over fry as it may burn the red chilli.

  5. Allow it to cool down and grind into a fine paste using water. In another kadai, add oil and heat it over medium flame.

  6. Once the oil is hot, add chopped onions and fry until they become translucent. Now, add turmeric, chicken, and salt.

  7. Cook until the chicken turns in colour, it becomes white after few seconds.

  8. Add the ground paste to the chicken and cook over medium flame until the chicken cooks completely and oil separates from the chicken. 

  9. Simmer it for few minutes until the gravy becomes dry. Sprinkle curry leaves and coriander leaves over the chicken.  Give it a stir and cook for few seconds.

  10. Remove from the flame. Prepare this simple yet delicious Kongunad Chicken Fry and serve with rice and hot Jeera Rasam for lunch.