Sunday, April 27, 2008

Kodi Vepudu/ Andhra Chicken Fry


Ingredients:

Chicken - 750 g (use chicken thigh pieces with bones, cut into bite size pieces)
Red onion - 1 no. (grind into paste)
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp each
Chilli powder - 2 - 3 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Mix these together, cook in a daaka/ utensil with 1/4 th cup water, until pieces are cooked.

Onion - 2 no. (sliced finely, brown ones)
Green chillies - 6 no. (sliced round)
Salt to taste
Oil - 5 tbsp

Masala Powder:

Coriander seeds - 3 tsp
Whole cloves - 5 no.
Cardamom - 5 no.
Cinnamon stick - 5 in
Black peppers - 1 tsp

Fry these in tsp of ghee, until roasts well and powder.

Garnish:

Coriander leaves - handful (chopped finely)
Mint leaves - handful
(chopped finely)

Proceed:

1) Heat a flat deep non-stick pan with oil on medium heat, when it is hot add green chillies first, fry.

2) Add sliced onion and fry until golden color. keep mixing (otherwise onions become darker).

3) Add cooked chicken along with gravy it may have. Now mix these and fry until all the water is evaporated and sticks to the chicken. Check for seasoning.

4) Add masala powder and garnishing stuff, mix well and switch off.

Serving suggestions:

Serve with Kodi Kura, Charu or Rasam, Rice and Yoghurt.

Serve with Kodi Kura, Mutton Pulav or Ghee Rice and Raita.

Tip:

You have to keep stirring while cooking, to get even frying.

© 2008 by Rajani Rayudu

77 comments:

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Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Ashish,
Thanks for your input, just now checked your website,
the widget sounds interesting I might have one for my blog. Will let you know if I have any problems. Thanks for dropping by.

Hi Preeti,
You are welcome :-)

cheers
rajani

Rajani Rayudu said...

Sita said...
Hi Rajani,

I tried out your chicken fry, turned out very well. will try royalla iguru this weekend. Thanks 4 nice recipe.

Thanks,
Sita
13/8/08

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sita,
I cut and posted form Royyalu Iguru. Thanks for your feedback.

cheers
rajani

rakshitha said...

Hi Rajini,

I jus loved your receipes... i love andhra food coz its spicy and im gonna try out most of ur dishes mainly nonveg..

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Rakshita,
I am glad you liked my recipes. Do try and let me know. Best of luck!

cheers
rajani

Saraschandrika said...

nice share. tried out the same fashion as written down here. It came out good...

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Chandrika,

Thank you for your feed back. I am glad you liked the recipe.

cheers
rajani

fuzzy said...

I tried this recipe last night. It turned out extremely good. I can't thank you enough for making me feel that I could cook up something this lip smacking. Must confess that I didn't have kashmiri chilli powder so I used paprika instead. I thought ur dish looked way better than mine. Oh' and I also forgot to roast the masala ingredients in ghee and directly ground them. But the dish turned out amazing. One more suggestion if u don't mind me asking is please make ur recipes more idiot proof for beginners like me. I was a bit confused as to how long I had to cook initially. Thanks and take care.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Fuzzy,

Happy to read your comment and thanks for your feed back.

For some recipes you can follow timings and all. But I would prefer eye method when you are cooking you have to keep an eye on it whether it is cooked or not. That's why for some procedure I wouldn't write timings. I would suggest another is write it down in your book at what time you have finished so that it will be easier for you to follow next time.

cheers
rajani

0scarwild3 said...

Hullo! I was looking for some Andhra recipes and I landed here and I must say I LOVED your site!! I wrote down atleast 12 recipes yesterday (which was tedious coz I couldn't copy paste but I understand it's because of the copyright and people misusing the site) and can't wait to try them all!

I tried this one last night and it was DELICIOUS!!

Thank you so much!!

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi,

Thanks for your feed back. I am sorry that you have to go through that all pain in writing.

Do write your feed back what you have tried from my blog.

cheers
rajani

vikram said...

Hi, I have to say that I have tried many different blogs, for indian food and this is my favorite. I am an american and married an amazing indian man who loves home cooked indian food! The only problem was that I didn't have a clue how to cook it and he couldn't teach me. I have tried at least four different recipes from your blog and I have left my husband dumbfounded by how I suddenly learned the technique!! The only question I would as would be about the spices....I have tried roasting the spices and grinding them, but it never turns out right, so I use the already store bought spices and guess the amt needed!! is there an equivalent conversion for ground vs whole spices?? aka 5 cloves whole = 1/4 tsp ground???

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Vikram,

It felt so nice reading your comment. Being an American and cooking Indian food, well done.

I normally do not roast the spices, unless if the recipe say so. I always use coffee grinder for grinding spices. My best one is Kenwood, have a wee look at it, you will know what I am talking about.

http://mostneededtools.com/product_info.php?cPath=109_114&products_id=1693&osCsid=gyoxyprnd

This grinder grinds very finely even the poppy seeds, and I have hand pestle too just like jamie uses.

It's all trial method I never tried 1 tsp whole cloves, how much powder you get. But it would be ineteresting though.

I keep in my pantry store bought coriander powder,
cumin powder, garam masala powder and some whole spices too. In the end you need all for Indian cooking. For home made masala only I grind it fresh, it takes only few mins for me in coffee grinder.

cheers
rajani

prabas said...

My wife likes spicy chicken, so I prepared it. It came out very good and she really liked it.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Prabhas,

Thanks for your feed back. Man you are taking care of her very nicely, keep it up!!!

cheers
rajani

Avi said...

Hai..I have tried this..Its veryy good..tastyy n yummy...My husband also liked it very much..Thank you..Keep posting more..:)

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Avi,

Thanks for your feed back! I am happy to know you both liked the dish.

cheers
rajani

varun said...

hi,
Can i add cashew nut paste to onion paste??

Thx in advance,
varun

Hamisha said...

Hai, we tried out this receipe of your's & it turned out to be quite tasty...

Thanks for the receipe...

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Varun,

Ya do add and see. It will be different and rich.

cheers
rajani

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Hamisha,

Thanks for your feed back................

cheers
rajani

Giri and Deepika said...

We tried this and it was awesome. your blog is my favorite food blog which I constantly visit.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Giri and Deepika,

Thanks for trying out my recipes and your lovely comments.

cheers
rajani

Shweta said...

Hello Rajani garu,
I am shweta. My dad wanted to eat andhra chicken fry, & i googled, I found ur blog. He enjoyed it. i made again my in laws loved it.
Its a awesome blog.
Thank you

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Shweta,

I am glad your family liked it and thanks for your feed back and nice comments about my blog. Keep visiting and leave your feed back.

cheers
rajani

anjus said...

hi Rajini,
i was searching for a variety chicken fry recipe and i bumped into your site.the recipe found interesting and i tried it yesterday .it was sooo yummmm!!!thank u soo much ....and i just glanced thru u'r other recipes...all looks so yummmy want to try all one by one...i am a keralite but i love andhra recipes ..one of my friends mum used to prepare yummy andhra rasam i was a big fan of that..at that time apart from eating i never cared to take recipes ....so dont know how to prepare it but the taste is still with me ....if u could post andhra rasam i will be really glad....keep up with this wonderful site ....
regards,
anju

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anju,

Thanks for your feed back. I am happy to read your comment.

Regarding your query, for yummy rasam from scratch, this is a favourite rasam from gayatri vantillu, try and you will just fall in love with it.

http://www.gayatrivantillu.com/recipes-2/chaaru-rasam-perugu-pachhallu-etc/charu

cheers
rajani

MeenaL said...

I tried this recipe today. Awesome I must say. Thanks for posting such a great preparation.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Meenal,

Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you liked the way we cook...........

cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

Your recipe was really delicious. I did not use as much chilli but my husband really loved it. :)

thanx -Mincy

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Mincy,

Thanks for your fed back. I am glad you both liked the dish...........

cheers
rajani

Keerthi said...

Hi Rajini,

Im a PhD student here and as a student we don't get a lot of time to cook. But my friends wanted me to cook chicken since i was from Andhra and i tried your recipe. It was mindblowing. All my friends were in praise of my cooking skills.
It tastes just like my ammamma's recipe. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

Keerthi.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Keerthi,

Thanks for your feed back. I am glad it reminded of your ammamma...............

cheers
rajani

Free Softwers Download with Fullversion keys said...

Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am Pakka Hyderabadi is it Nattu Kodi Vepudu or Biller Kodi Vepudu.any kodi its really good tasted recipe with the wright ingredents with the countity..........

Thanks for share.......
Andhra Recipes

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi,

what is biller kodi, you mean natu kodi, we hardly find any natukodi here so it is broiler chicken. I am glad you like the masalas in it. Try it out and let me know your feed back......

cheers
rajani

ann said...

tried the recipe y'day it was really good.one thing I would do differently next time is having the chicken fully cooked in the 1st step. I feel it will be better if it is 1/2 to 3/4 cooked before being added to the sauteed green chillies and onions. Also I might avoid adding water to the chicken because enough and more water is rendered out as it gets cooked.

hari babu seo said...

Thanks for your recepie, will try this for today.

ramya said...

Hi,

The andhra chicken fry procedure works fantastic.. Thanks a million.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Ann,

Try and see you will like it.

Hi Hari,

I hope it went well.

Hi Ramya,

Thanks for your feed back.

cheers
rajani

lucki said...

hai dear rajini,,

thank you for your delicious recipes, i havent tried yet , but the way you describe things are just so mouth watering.Me and my husband are great food lovers and want to try new ones and here you are. thanks alot.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Lucki,

Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. Do try and let me know how it went.

cheers
rajani

Marie said...

Hi Rajani,

I am a Malayali and I have really wonderful memories of enjoying traditional vegetarian andhra meals and (you guessed it right), kodi vepudu at an andhra joint in Kochi city way back in the '90s. Have been looking for a kodi vepudu recipe for quite sometime. Although I have not tried out your recipe yet, something tells me that this is going to be THE one!! Thanks for posting it. Will let you know how it turns out. Keep up the good work.
Cheers

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Marie,

Did the recipe came out as per your liking?

cheers
rajani

Sunitha said...

Hi Ragini,

I came to your blog while searching for Andhra chicken fry. I am a malayali and recently had andhra chicken fry from an andhra mess which was excellent so i wanted to make it at home very badly. Your recipe looks yummy and i am going to try it out myself..I really appreciate for making this wonderful blog..

Regards
Sunitha

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sunitha,

thanks for your comment, and do leave your feed back.

cheers
rajani

chandana said...

Hi,
i tired ur chicken fry it turns very well.i never tried it before.its was very spicy.i liked dis receipe a lot & i l try some more recipies.thnks 4 giving such a good reciepe

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Chandana,

thanks for your feedback. I am glad you like my spicy version of it.

cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

I have used this recipe a couple of times. It is awesome. There is still a suggestion to improve on this: Just put in the the cloves, cardamoms and tez patta before you put in the chillies and onions.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anon,

could try that way, but personally I prefer the masala powder sticking to it. I am glad you loved it. thanks for your feed back.

cheers
rajani

Sunitha Naidu said...

Hi,
Thank you Rajani, you gave my husband a real tast of andhra..he was missing the home made chicken fry and Amma Cheppindi helped him out in preparing the dish in a easy way..thanks a lot dear..there are many singles waiting for some one to help them in their kitchen, and you helped him.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sunitha,

thanks for trying it out and leaving your feed back. It means a lot to me. I am glad it reminds of his home town cooking. Just be able to help others little bit from my part makes me happy.

cheers
rajani

Subhodip said...

Hi Rajini, tried this day before yesterday and it was awesome! Thanks for the recipe. :)

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Subhodip,

I am glad you enjoyed in making the dish. thanks!

cheers
rajani

Hamisha said...

Wow...great recipe... we really enjoyed it.. Thanx.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Hamisha,

Thanks for your feed back. I am happy to read you both enjoyed the dish.

cheers
rajani

durga pavani said...

Vowwww! this recipe really came out good. Thanks Rajini

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Pavani,

thanks for your feed back.

cheers
rajani

Madhu said...

Hi Rajani,
You are doing a great job in terms of helping out novice cooks like me.I can just close my eyes and cook as per your recipe. The final output will turnout to be delicious.The ones who taste my dishes say that I am cooking as if I am a seasoned cook.All credit goes to u.Thanks.
Madhu.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Madhu,

Thank you for your nice comments about my recipes. I am glad you are loving in making the dishes.

cheers
rajani

Santosh kumar said...

Thank u sister its gud

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Santosh,

thanks for trying and leaving your feed back appreciate it.

cheers
rajani

jayt said...

great recipe and we added curry leaves and fennel seeds to the preparation . Keep up the good work

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Jayt,

thanks for your feed back. your tip sounds good.

cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

this's tempting, trying out now!

phoenix3123 said...

Thanks alot Rajani..........

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I tried it and was awesome. Thansk for the recipe.

Thansk,
Srini.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anon,

hope you liked it!

Hi Phoneix,

thanks for your feed back and you are welcome.

Hi Srini,

thanks for your feed back. I am glad you liked it.

cheers
rajani

ravi said...

Rajani madam,

we made it and the chicken fry tasted awesome with your chicken
pulao.Very nice combo and we enjoyed it.

we
will always compare whatever we will eat by the standard set by your
cooking recipe.
thanks a lot once again for the chicken fry recipe.
Thanks for your help in email in clearing my doubts in making this.

Harsha Kosuri said...

Hi Rajani,

We tried your Kodi koora and kodi vepudu and both of them turned out great. Thanks for the detailed recipe's.

Thanks,
Harsha

Anonymous said...

hi rajini,

Tried this recipes and came out very well.My friends and family liked it.

Can you pls post recipes for MULAKAYYA MASALA curry receipe.I like this curry and would love to try it.

Drama Queen said...

Hi,
Thanks for receipe. Cooked it today and the family enjoyed it.
Suchitra.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rajini,
Your recepies are awesome...Thank you for posting wonderful recepies....


Thanks,
Anvi

Saravanan said...

Hi Rajini,

Awesome dish. Tasted in Andhra once. Living in SG and tried this today. Looks, smells and tastes authentic. Thank you! Happy New Year!

tollywoodpolitics said...

hi rajani

Abhijith Naidu said...

Hi Rajani, thanks for your wonderful receipes ... I tired chill chicken , chicken 65 and andhra chicken fry and all turned out delicious ... Thanks once again for posting