Andhra Chicken Fry | Kodi Vepudu Recipe (Restaurant Style chicken recipe)

Andhra Chicken Fry | Kodi Vepudu Recipe
Andhra Chicken Fry | Kodi Vepudu Recipe

               Andhra Chicken Fry | Kodi Vepudu as it is called in Andhra cuisine, is a popular dish that is served in most Andhra Restaurants as well prepared in many households. This recipe yields a dish that tastes exactly like the chicken served in Sankranthi Restaurant in Singapore. This is a recipe that calls for minimum ingredients, moderately spicy and easy to prepare. If you like a dry version, use only 1 onion. I love the Cashew paste with onion and spices so i use 2 onions. If you do not wish to use cashew paste, it can be replaced with almond paste or powder. 

If you are looking for a extremely hot and spicy chicken fry, try my Guntur Chicken Vepudu. 


Andhra Chicken Fry | Kodi Vepudu Recipe
Andhra Chicken Fry | Kodi Vepudu Recipe

Ingredients
1 tbsp. oil 
1 sprig curry leaves

2 green chilies
½ tsp. pepper (adjust)
12 cashews powdered finely

Marination

½ kg chicken (boneless or with bones, skinless or with skin, any chicken will do)
1 ½ tbsps. lemon juice

¼ tsp. turmeric

Garam masala pow (coriander 2 tbsps 
 +Cinnamon 2 inch +cloves  8 +cardamom  3 + jeera  ½ tsp)
1 tbsp. red chili pow (adjust)
2 big onions (coarsely pulsed in mixer)
1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp. solid ghee
Salt to taste

Method

1.     Marinate the chicken with marination ingredients. set aside for 15 mins. Whether to use water or no depends on the size of your pieces and how moist your chicken is. If it is a cold chicken from the fridge and the pieces are small to medium, does not require water. Cold  Chicken will have enough moisture to cook by itself. But if your chicken is a fresh one and the piece size is medium to big, then add 2 to 4 tbspsn water to the marinated chicken.

2.    On a low flame, cook the chicken till it is fully done. By then there must be very little or no water left, in case there is water left, evaporate it on a high flame. Set aside for 1 to 2 hrs. This gives the best taste to the fried chicken.
 3.    Heat oil in a pan ,add curry leaves and green chilies, fry for a min,
4.    Add the cooked chicken and fry on a high flame till all the gravy is absorbed by the chicken.

5.    Add the cashew powder and pepper pow. Sauté well and fry for 2 to 3 mins or till you get a nice aroma of cashews.


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