Traditional Indian Recipes


Goan chicken fry is one of the traditional recipes of Goa. It is very taste, delicious and spicy chicken fry. In Goan chicken fry recipe, the chicken is marinated with the ground spices and set aside for 1 hour and cooked in oil with onions and tomatoes till very thick gravy is formed which coats the chicken pieces.

Let’s go thru this yummy Goan Chicken Fry recipe:



Chicken                                 1 kg

Dry red chillies                  10

Cumin                                    1 tsp

Peppercorns                        10

Cloves                                    4

Dalchini                                 4

Ginger                                    4 cm piece

Garlic                                     25

Mustard                                1 tsp

Turmeric powder              1 tsp

Vinegar                                 2 tsp

Tomatoes                             4 medium size

Salt to taste

Oil                                             5 tbsp

Garam masala powder     ½ tsp (optional)

For garnish

Coriander leaves                2 tbsp

Procedure for preparing Goan Chicken Fry:

  1. Clean and wash the chicken pieces.
  2. Grind red chillies, cumin, peppercorns, cloves, dalchini, ginger, garlic and mustard into a smooth paste.
  3. Add salt and turmeric powder to the ground paste and mix well.
  4. Marinate the chicken pieces with the ground paste and set aside for 1 hour.
  5. In pan heat oil, add chopped onions and fry till light brown then add the marinated chicken pieces and stir well. Add ½ cup of water and cook covered till the curry boils and then reduce the flame to low and cook till the chicken is tender and water is absorbed.
  6. Cook stirring till the chicken and masala are well fried. Add garam masala powder if the spice  level is less.
  7. Add tomatoes and simmer till tomatoes are reduced to pulp and form thick gravy which coat the chicken pieces. Put off the flame.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve yummy Goan Chicken Fry with rice or rotis.

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