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Chicken Roast Dry (Kerala Style)

Chicken Roast Dry recipe, spicy chiekn roast, kerala cooking, kerala dishes, kerala recipes, kerala cuisine, south indian recipes

Chicken Roast Dry

Sometimes I like dry dishes a lot. Made this when I felt like having one. I made it in my Mums style. Thanks Mamma for teaching me the basics of cooking.

If you are looking for other dry chicken recipes check out Chicken Tomato Roast, Nadan Chicken Fry or Pepper Chicken


Watch Video Recipe below:

Chicken Roast Dry Recipe


  • Chicken – 500g cut into medium size pieces
  • Onion – 2 big
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilli – 2
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 3 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 10
  • Chicken stock/Warm Water – 1/3 cup
  • Tomato – 1
  • Oil – 5 Tbsp
  • Salt

To Marinate:

  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Salt


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  • Mix all the ingredients to marinate. Add little water into it and make it to a paste.
    Add cleaned chicken into it and keep it in the fridge for half an hour.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan and roast the marinated chicken until its golden brown in color. Remove it from the pan

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  • To the same pan add sliced onion and curry leaves.
  • When onion turns golden brown in color (it takes 15-20 min for this) add ginger garlic paste, green chilli and saute for a min or two.
  • Add kashmiri chilli, red chilli, pepper, turmeric, coriander, garam masala, salt and saute for a min.

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  • Add roasted chicken and mix well. (If you want the curry to be really dry you can cook with the pan covered for 5-6 min and stop with this step. If you want the curry with little gravy and like the taste of tomato continue with the rest of steps. Both ways the curry taste great)
  • Add 1/2 cup of warm water/chicken stock and cook covered for 5-6 min.
  • Add sliced tomato and cook for another 5 min.
  • Serve hot with pulao, rice etc.


  • Use non-stick pan for cooking as it help to reduce oil consumption
  • After putting onion in the nonstick pan, cook with the pan covered as it helps to become onion golden brown fast.


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20 thoughts on “Chicken Roast Dry (Kerala Style)

    • Hi Madhu,

      Happy to know that you are finding my little space useful and thanks a lot for your feedback

      Vimmy 🙂

  1. Hello Vimmy,

    Last Sunday wanted to cook something simple yet delicious. I select the recipes after looking into the pictures. Accidentally came across your blog and this picture. I was like ‘waw this looks so tempting’. Cooked this one and guess what ‘I completely fell in love with this’. What a taste. My mum and siblings too liked it a lot. I garnished the dish with chopped coriander leaves. (I just love to add them)

    Great recipes and amazing photography.

    Thanks a ton for sharing the recipe. Keep up the good work. Just waiting for another weekend to try out something else 🙂 🙂

    • Hi Sahana,

      Happy to know that your family liked the recipe. Its one of my favorite too. Try out other recipes also, i am sure you will like it. Happy Cooking!!!

      Vimmy 🙂

    • Hi Greeshma,

      Happy to know that your family loved it. Its my family favorite too. Thanks a lot for your lovely feedback.

      Vimmy 🙂

  2. I made this with chicken legs for dinner tonight and added some roasted potatoes at the end. Got rave reviews, everyone loved it. Thanks for an amazing recipe Vimmy 🙂

    • Dear Amanda,

      Happy to know that every one liked the curry. Adding roasted potato also sounds good. Will surely try 🙂


  3. Vimmy , i should say i owe you…
    I started cooking an year back and i accidentally ended up in your “vimmysrecipeworld” and even today thats the first thing i do even before buying chicken…
    By the way i ended up being a great cook ,there’s a queue of guests when i hit the kitchen !
    Thank you, Very very good site…
    God bless !!
    Joshwa (Kottayam/Bangalore)

    • Dear Joshwa,

      Really happy to know that you are finding my little space useful. Its something i started to feel myself productive and when i get motivating comment like yours i really feel it was a good decision. Thanks a lot for your encouraging feedback and blessings.

      Vimmy 🙂

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