Tuesday, May 23, 2017



We all are familiar with salted curd chilies. It is popularly known as kondatta mulaku / thairu mulaku in Kerala, south Indian state. Chicken kondattam is a spicy hot chicken dish using salted curd chilies (kondatta mulaku) as the main ingredient. You can also use dried red chilies instead as it is readily available. There are two versions of chicken kondattam recipe which is very popular among Keralites. Chicken kondattam dry version and chicken kondattam semi gravy version. First of all, let me share the recipe of chicken kondattam dry version. This chicken dish is crispy outside with juicy full of flavors inside. As you all know, am not a spicy food lover. But still i love the aroma and flavor of chili flakes when added  to any gravy recipe or any chicken dish. So those who can't tolerate the heat prefer adding less heat dried red chilies or kondatta mulaku for this chicken recipe as I do. Still, this dish is hot and spicy for me, I really enjoyed its finger-licking flavor. Am sure, the name itself makes your drool. So lets move on to the recipe showing how to make Chicken kondattam recipe / Spicy chicken dish /easy chicken masala recipe / gravy recipe chicken /Indian style chicken recipes /chicken dishes / chicken recipes Indian /dry chicken /fast easy chicken recipe /what to cook with chicken / chicken spicy recipe / spicy chicken / hot and spicy chicken recipe / chicken strips recipe .

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Chicken                 -  500 g, boneless, make long strips
Shallots                - 5 nos, chopped
Garlic                    - 4 cloves, chopped
Green chilies         - 3 nos, slit
Red chili flakes      - 2 tsp (add as per your heat tolerance)
Dried red chilies (or kondatta mulaku) - 8 nos (i used fewer heat chilies)
Scraped coconut    - 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder    - half tsp
Chili powder           - 1 tsp (i used less hot chili powder)
Coriander powder   - half tsp
Tomato sauce        - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves          - few leaves
Salt                       - to taste

Ginger garlic paste  - 1 tbsp
Red chili powder      - 1 tbsp
Pepper powder        - 1 tsp
Soy sauce               - 2 tsp
Cornflour                 - 2 tbsp
All purpose flour / maida - 2 tbsp
Vinegar                    - 1 tsp
Salt                          - to taste, add less
Oil for deep frying


Please watch the video of chicken kondattam here:

  • Make the chicken pieces into chicken strips, wash and set aside. You can also make this chicken dish with bone-in chicken pieces.
  • Marinate the chicken strips with the chicken marinade (combine all the ingredients given under 'to marinate')and let it rest for 10 minutes. You can also add an egg to the marinade, though I skipped it.
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Now fry the marinated chicken strips (in batches) until golden and once done set aside to drain. 
  • Once done, transfer the remaining oil to a bowl. Now heat the same pan with 1 tbsp of oil (can use the chicken fried oil). Saute scraped coconut and dried red chilies for a couple of minutes. Transfer it to a plate.
  • To the same pan, again add 2 tbsp of chicken fried oil. Make the flame to medium-low.  Saute chopped shallots, garlic, chilies slit, curry leaves for few minutes (do not let the onion to turn golden). Add red chili flakes, chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder to this and saute until the raw smell of spices goes off (Be careful not to burn the spices). 
  • Then add tomato sauce immediately(as the dish will turns dry quickly) and combine very well. Check for salt. Now add the fried chicken pieces and give a fine mix. Add the roasted coconut and dried red chilies which we set aside. Mix well and let it cook covered for a minute. 
  • Open the lid and combine well. 
  • Serve this spicy hot chicken dish along with chapati and curry, dosa, paratha etc..
  • You have to use kondatta mulaku (thairu mulaku / salted curd chilies )for this recipe. But as I don't have any I used normal dried red chilies instead. And for those who prefer less heat, go for less heat dried chilies. 
  • You can make this chicken dish with bone-in pieces also.
  • This is a dry version of chicken kondattam recipe. Hope I can share the semi gravy version of chicken kondattam soon in my blog.

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