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Chicken Gravy: Chilli Chicken (Kerala, Indian Recipe)

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Chilli Chicken


Chilli chicken and fried rice used to be my Mothers main course for special occasions during my school days. But I don’t know I never tried it until recently. We had gone to my husband’s friend Nirmal”s house and got a chance to have what they prepared. It was so tasty and I decided to try it. It came out well and now once every week we prepare it at home.

If you are looking for other options of Chicken Recipe, check out Garlic Chicken, Butter Chicken or Pepper Chicken


Chilli Chicken Recipe



  • Boneless Chicken – 500g cut into small cubes
  • Onion – 2 medium (cut into cubes)
  • Capsicum – ½ (cut into cubes)
  • Ginger  garlic paste – 2 tsp
  •  Tomato – 1 big (pureed)
  • Kashmiri Chilli powder  – 2  tsp
  • Soya sauce – 2 Tbsp
  • Chilli sauce – 2 Tbsp
  • Tomato sauce – 1 Tbsp
  • Chicken stock – ½ cup
  • Corn flour – ½ tsp
  • Red food color  – few drops
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Salt

To Marinate

  • Corn flour – 2 Tbsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder – 1  tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Soya sauce – 1 Tbsp
  • Chilli sauce – 1 Tbsp
  • Salt

(Note: 1 Cup = 250ml. Vary the amount of chilli as per your spice level)


  • Cut chicken pieces into small cubes.
  • Mix all the ingredients to marinate (Sprinkle little water only if required)
  • Add chicken pieces into it and mix well. Keep it for some time


  • Heat oil in a pan and fry  well the marinated chicken pieces
  • Cut onion into cubes


  • Heat oil in a pan and add cubed onions
  • Once onion becomes soft add capsicum


  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2-3 min
  • Add all the sauces, kashmiri chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add tomato puree, salt and cook for 2-3 min
  • Add fried chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Cook with the pan covered in medium flame for 6-7 min. Give a stir in between


  • Add red food color, ½ tsp of corn flour in chicken stock and mix well. Add it to the pan and mix well.
  • Cover the pan and cook for another 4-5 min. Serve hot.



  • If you want more gravy add again the same quantity of chicken stock with corn flour added to it.
  • If you want exact restaurant style chilli chicken u need to add a pinch of Ajinomoto also.



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7 thoughts on “Chicken Gravy: Chilli Chicken (Kerala, Indian Recipe)

  1. Hi Vimmy,
    Thanks for the recipe, I have tried your recipe with slight modification.
    It was so delicious, I love it and will make this again.
    I posted the recipe on my blog and link back to Vimmy’s Recipe World.
    Thanks again,

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