Chicken Fry Andhra Style

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We all know and love the good old chicken fry. It’s not uncommon to find a variety of chicken fries within the same restaurant’s menu. That’s because each of them provides their own experience with different ingredients and cooking styles. One such variety is the Andhra-style chicken fry. It’s famous across all of India served as chicken fried in Andhra style masala that tastes spicy and savory. You’ll definitely enjoy this one!

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What is the difference between Andhra-style chicken fry and the others?

Andhra style chicken fry has common ingredients however it has a generous amount of chili and spicy comparatively that might prove challenging OR preferable for people. 

Does frying the masala first before making any difference?

Lightly frying the masala beforehand releases its aromatics and lets out an effective taste that carries out within the whole dish later on.

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Chicken Fry Andhra style

Recipe by Main Course, Side DishCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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This dry-fried Andhra style Chicken recipe is really flavourful due to its special home-prepared ground spices.


  • Preparing masala powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds

  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds

  • 4 pc Cloves

  • 1 pc Cinnamon stick

  • 5 pc Black peppercorns

  • 2 pc Black cardamom

  • Marinating the chicken
  • 500 gm Chicken

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 2 tsp Red chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

  • Preparing Andhra Chicken fry
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 1 tbsp Butter

  • 2 pcs Onion chopped

  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 4 pc Green chili slits

  • 8 pc Curry leaves

  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves


  • Preparing masala powder
  • Into a heating frying pan add fennel seeds 1 tsp, cloves 4 pcs, black peppercorns 5 pcs, cinnamon stick 1 pc, black cardamom 2 pods, cumin seeds 1 tsp, coriander seeds 1 tbsp – roast all the spices for about 2-3 minutes on low heat and let it cool down on room temperature.
  • When the spice mixture cools – grind everything into a powder and keep aside for later use.
  • Marinating the chicken
  • Into a bowl take boneless chicken 500 gm, salt 1/2 tsp, red chili powder 2 tsp, turmeric powder 2 tsp, lemon juice 1 tbsp – stir and keep it marinated for 1 hour.
  • Preparing Andhra Chicken fry
  • Into a heating pot, add cooking oil 3 tbsp, butter 1 tbsp, chopped onion 2 pcs, and fry the onions till they become light brown on high heat.
  • Add ginger garlic 1 tbsp and cook until the raw ginger garlic smell goes off.
  • Add marinated chicken and let it roast for about 4-5 minutes on high heat.
  • Add the ground masala powder into it and let it cook for about 1-2 minutes on low heat.
  • Add salt 1/2 tsp, green chili slits 4 pcs, dry curry leaves 7-8 pcs, and stir well.
  • Cover and let it cook for about 15 minutes on low heat.
  • After, add freshly chopped coriander 1/4 cup and cook for the last 2 minutes on high heat.
  • The Chicken Fry – Andhra style is ready!

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  • You can also use chicken with bones and beef meat for this recipe.
  • You can add a little bit of water & heat during the final steps if you feel your chicken is undercooked.
  • If you prefer a curry or gravy form, you could add water accordingly during the preparation process.

Nutrition Facts

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4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 17.3g 27%
    • Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
  • Cholesterol 88mg 30%
  • Sodium 706mg 30%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 585mg 17%
  • Total Carbohydrate 8.3g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
    • Sugars 2.5g
  • Protein 28.1g 57%
  • Calcium 3%
  • Iron 7%
  • Vitamin D 10%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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