Saturday 1 September 2012

Chicken Vepudu | Kodi Vepudu | Fried Chicken Dry Masala | Andhra Chicken Fry

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)
  1. Chicken - 250 grams (chopped into medium sized cubes)
  2. Big onions - 1 (Sliced)
  3. Tomatoes - 1/2 of a tomato (chopped)
  4. Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 spoon + 1 spoon 
  5. Red chilli powder - 2 spoons + 1/2 spoons 
  6. Pepper powder - 1/2 spoon 
  7. Coriander powder - 1/2 spoon 
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon + a pinch 
  9. Maida / All purpose flour - 1 spoon 
  10. Rice flour - 1 spoon 
  11. Cloves - 2 
  12. Cardamom pods - 1 
  13. Cinnamon stick - A small piece 
  14. Salt - As per taste
  15. Oil - For frying chicken 
  16. 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.

TIP 3: This is a dry masala so be sure to cook well until the water content evaporates and the masala sticks/adheres well to the curry.

Delicious and flavorful Chicken Vepudu / Fried Chicken Masala is now ready!! Serve with Sambar rice / Rasam Rice or with rice and Chicken Curry!! 


  1. Yummy n delicious Chicken..
    mouth watering..))

  2. I have been craving chicken for the last so many days and now this!!! I want some asap :))) drooling here!

    1. Hey Gauri grab them :) I wish I could serve you with these!!

  3. Wow... Looks delicious and veryy tempting dear :) perfectly done :)

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  4. Yummy Chicken Divya...Likes it very much..Tempting colour....

  5. Your chicken recipes are tempting me. Looks delicious.

  6. Replies
    1. Hi Viji I always post NV recipes mostly because I can't survive without them :p

    2. Oh!! around me all are like you Divy...Especially my brother n sister...

  7. 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 :)

    1. 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!!

  8. 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 girl

    1. 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!!

  9. what a wonderful colours this dish has! Looks really succulent.

    1. Yeah they were succulent and good!! Thank you so much dear :)

  10. delicious...super tempting . Join me in Fast Food Event - Pasta and Know your Sweetness- honey event in my blog.

  11. Delicious Chicken vepudu Divya.

  12. Great looking vepudu Divya!this is a regular dish in my home and tastes good with rasam rice

    1. Yeah Swasthi tasted great with rasam rice :) Thanks dear!!

  13. I am drooling here by seeing this tempting chicken vepudu. Looks so tempting, want to grab few pieces right now. Awesome clicks.

    1. Thanks Sanoli you always keep appreciating my work!! :)

  14. Delicious and lovely chicken preparation.

  15. Irresistible kodi vepudu, mouthwatering here..

  16. Chicken Vepudu is something new to me but it certainly looks delicious, my dear!

    1. Its a South Indian redipe dear :) Glad you liked it!!

  17. What mouthwateing chicken dish, your pics are too tempting to resist I feel like having one

  18. yummy n delicious...v tempting...

  19. Divya i love dry style chic masala and this spicy version looks too good!

  20. Hi Divya,
    What a wonderful pics of Chicken Vepudu you have here.
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  21. Thank you so much for the recipe. i was searching for this recipe and I finally got it! thank you! :)))

  22. Looknsg delicious!!

    I too have a different version of this recipe as Andhra Kodi Iguru..


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