Chicken Vepudu otherwise known as Kodi Vepudu (Chicken Fry) is a dry masala preparation from Andhra Pradesh and is one of the most popular recipe from telugu cuisine. Vepudu means fry and there are many versions of this chicken vepudu. I have myself tried three different versions, in the version I have discussed today, I have deep fried the chicken pieces and then prepared the masala in the other version I added the chicken pieces directly to the masala and both the versions tasted awesome. As we all know Telugu cuisine is known for its spiciness and flavors, and this preparation perfectly reflects it. In my preparation I have reduced the spiciness you can alter it according to your wish. Try it and am sure you will add this to your menu after trying. Goes well with rasam rice and sambar rice. Lets see whats required and how to prepare Kodi Vepudu.
(Serves two people)
- Chicken - 250 grams (chopped into medium sized cubes)
- Big onions - 1 (Sliced)
- Tomatoes - 1/2 of a tomato (chopped)
- Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 spoon + 1 spoon
- Red chilli powder - 2 spoons + 1/2 spoons
- Pepper powder - 1/2 spoon
- Coriander powder - 1/2 spoon
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon + a pinch
- Maida / All purpose flour - 1 spoon
- Rice flour - 1 spoon
- Cloves - 2
- Cardamom pods - 1
- Cinnamon stick - A small piece
- Salt - As per taste
- Oil - For frying chicken
- Ghee- 2 spoons
- Wash chicken pieces well in water and set aside.
- Marinate the chicken pieces with the following for atleast 30 minutes; Don't add even a single drop of water.
Maida / All Purpose flour - 1 spoon
Rice flour - 1 spoon
Red chilli powder - 2 spoons
Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 spoon
- Meanwhile in a pan/wok add oil / ghee and curry leaves and onions and saute until the onion slices turn translucent.
- Then add 1 spoon of ginger garlic paste and saute well. After the raw smell leaves add the chopped tomatoes and saute.
- Add 1/2 spoon of red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and stir well.
- When the mixture seems well cooked and the tomato turns pulpy add 1/4 cup of water and stir well.
- Add salt and pepper powder, stir well. Simmer the flame and let it cook well.
- Meanwhile deep fry the chicken pieces that you have marinated and set aside. (You can serve this fry separately also, tastes good)
- Once the curry gets cooked well and the raw smell leaves, add these chicken pieces to the curry and stir well.
- Cook well until the water content gets evaporated and the masala sticks well to the chicken pieces.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
TIP 1: I love chicken drumstick so have added them, but the authentic preparation calls for cubes of chicken pieces.
TIP 2: I have tried another version earlier in which I did not add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom pods they tasted good too so you can avoid those spices if you wish.
Delicious and flavorful Chicken Vepudu / Fried Chicken Masala is now ready!! Serve with Sambar rice / Rasam Rice or with rice and Chicken Curry!!
Yummy n delicious Chicken..ReplyDelete
Thanks Sagarika :)Delete
delicious chicken fryReplyDelete
I have been craving chicken for the last so many days and now this!!! I want some asap :))) drooling here!ReplyDelete
Hey Gauri grab them :) I wish I could serve you with these!!Delete
Wow... Looks delicious and veryy tempting dear :) perfectly done :)ReplyDelete
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Yummy Chicken Divya...Likes it very much..Tempting colour....ReplyDelete
Thanks dear :) Glad you liked it!!Delete
Your chicken recipes are tempting me. Looks delicious.ReplyDelete
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looks nice divy... nowadays posting many NV...ReplyDelete
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Hi Viji I always post NV recipes mostly because I can't survive without them :pDelete
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Great going girl! This is what we telugu people prepare. And of course you made it look mouth-watering. I want to grab one. U always leave me tempted to eat :)ReplyDelete
Hi dear :) I very often try Andhra cuisines often at home love them so much :)This one is my favorite among your Telugu cuisine :) And thanks for appreciating dear!!Delete
Wow this looks so delicious and what great pics... Divya you are becoming a pro I tell you. All matching cutlery and napkins... truly wish I was your neighbor, will come home to enjoy all your tasty recipes... miss u girlReplyDelete
Hi Priya :) Wow thank you so much for the appreciations Priya!! Today I was having a bad day while shooting the pics, there was no sunlight :( it was too cloudy..Honestly I did not expect any appreciations for these pics, but here you go sis, you always appreciate me!! :) Thanks again!!Delete
what a wonderful colours this dish has! Looks really succulent.ReplyDelete
Yeah they were succulent and good!! Thank you so much dear :)Delete
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Delicious Chicken vepudu Divya.ReplyDelete
Great looking vepudu Divya!this is a regular dish in my home and tastes good with rasam riceReplyDelete
Yeah Swasthi tasted great with rasam rice :) Thanks dear!!Delete
I am drooling here by seeing this tempting chicken vepudu. Looks so tempting, want to grab few pieces right now. Awesome clicks.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sanoli you always keep appreciating my work!! :)Delete
Delicious and lovely chicken preparation.ReplyDelete
Irresistible kodi vepudu, mouthwatering here..ReplyDelete
Thanks Priya :)Delete
Delicious and tempting recipe..ReplyDelete
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super tempting chicken masala!!ReplyDelete
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Chicken Vepudu is something new to me but it certainly looks delicious, my dear!ReplyDelete
Its a South Indian redipe dear :) Glad you liked it!!Delete
What mouthwateing chicken dish, your pics are too tempting to resist Divya...now I feel like having oneReplyDelete
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yummy n delicious...v tempting...ReplyDelete
Divya i love dry style chic masala and this spicy version looks too good!ReplyDelete
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Thank you so much for the recipe. i was searching for this recipe and I finally got it! thank you! :)))ReplyDelete
I too have a different version of this recipe as Andhra Kodi Iguru..