Kodi Vepudu – Simple Chicken Fry

On Sunday, it was Bisi Bele Bath and Kodi vepudu aka Chicken fry. Makes a delectable combination with some appadams. I just realized that I havent blogged any stir fry chicken dishes. This chicken fry is the simplest ever that even a 10 year can prepare. Usually I cook the chicken in its own water till almost dry and in a separate vessel, stir fry the cooked chicken in garam masala and curry leaves. It requires less oil, quick and tasty.

Kodi Vepudu

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  chicken


  •   1 kg chicken, washed and cut into medium sized pieces
  •   1/4 tsp turmeric
  •   1 1/2 tsps chilli pwd
  •   1 tsp coriander powder
  •   1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  •   1 onion, coarsely crushed
  •   1 tsp ghee
  •   garam masala pwd (1" dalchini, 1 elaichi and 4 cloves finely ground)
  •   few curry leaves
  •   2 slit green chillis
  •   salt to taste
  •   1 tbsp oil

Method for making Kodi Vepudu

Mix the washed chicken with chilli pwd, coriander pwd, turmeric pwd, ginger garlic paste and ghee and keep aside for 5 mts.
Add few tbsps water, crushed onion and salt to the marinated chicken and cook till the water has almost evaporated and the chicken turns soft. This could take approx 25-30 mts.
Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add curry leaves and green chillis and saute for a few seconds, add the cooked chicken along with any left over gravy and cook on high heat for 3 mts. Reduce flame to medium and sprinkle the garam masala pwd and saute further for another 2 mts.
Serve hot with white steamed rice or rotis.


  • Lakshmi Jyothi-Vizag-US

    Hello Sailu Garu,
    First time commenting. Onion sangati marchi poyinattunaaru. I love your flawless recipies wonderfully presented. Your site is a gastronomical delight ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep it going maam. -Jyothi

    Thank you, Jyothi garu, for de-lurking and your sweet encouraging words. Recipe update cheysaanu. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anu

    Never knew chicken fry is this easy. Always thought it was complicated and time consuming. Thanks Sailu!!

  • http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com Lubna Karim

    Wow looks yummylicious. Adding curry leaves is something new to me. I add coriander leaves.

  • http://sindhirasoi.com Alka

    Whts with the blogging ladies?? i feel all of u have conjointly decided to torture poor soul like me….there is a chicken cooking at almost every blog and im so unlucky. i can’t even think of trying these out (Karkata days,so non veg is forbidden food) and as such no body at my home eats nonveg so i am sulking after seeing so many drool worthy chicken recipes around!
    This one looks so awesome and ridiculously simple, would love to have it!Are there any leftovers in your kitchen???lolz….

  • http://www.kannadacuisine.blogspot.com Smitha

    Chicken looks juicy and spicy. My husband will love it. I am bookmarking this recipe,and treat him with this dish!!

  • http://raajis-kitchen.blogspot.com/ raaji

    My mom makes chicken this way…..without much of gravy to go with

  • http://www.cilantro-cilantro.blogspot.com Cilantro

    I will try this recipe. I love Andhra food. Chicken fry looks delicious.

  • http://www.divya-dilse.blogspot.com Divya Vikram

    Looks just perfect with rice and rasam..

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    Most of the time I check your blog it is down ๐Ÿ™

    I was so happy today I could click and get the blog. So afraid to leave the pages.

    I’m sorry about this, Inji. The server move hasn’t been very smooth. Trying to work on it. Please bear for a while. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lakshmi

    Wow sailu, You always come up very different concoctions………..

  • ayesha

    Hi sailu, very interesting recipe and not time consuming n at the same time delicious too. Thks and keep posting.

  • sumalatha

    hi sailu,
    thanq for such a delicious recipes. one thing is that i am following ur suvastra also. what happened these days u r not updating that?

    Time constraints, Sumalatha. Hope to update sometime this month. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kovida

    Good recipe shailu…i have a doubt shailu, can we put marinated chicken in cooker before frying?

    You can use a pressure cooker too. Take care that there is no water content left before stir frying the cooked chicken with spices and curry leaves.

  • Prathyusha

    Hi Sailu,

    I made this recipe last night and it came out very well…It was a small surprise to my husband and he really really loved it a lot…

    Thanks a ton for your delicious recipe…Keep posting more…

  • Shruthi Reddy

    Hi Sailu,

    I tried this recipe last night, was very delicious. It was so easy to make and no prep too, loved it. When I was is India the first thing I would read every morning was the newspaper, now its your blog. The easy steps and mouthwatering pics inspire me to try out almost every recipe you post. Thank you

  • srinadh

    sailu garu,
    let me take my hat off for a simplest yet authentic chicken fry.. a perfect friday night feast savory!

  • Faisal

    Looks like a delicious recipe, and so simple as well. I am definitely going to try it. I also love the picture, made my mouth water.

  • Poonam

    omg sailu.. i have been regularly following this blog, but I must say,this is one of the most fun recipes, so simple yet tasty…u have inspired me to blog my recipes too, so chk out my newly formed foodblog!

  • Jyothsna

    Looks very delicious. Can you suggest me the easier method to make coarsely crushed onions? (Food processor??)

  • Subha

    Hi Sailu, I have been following your blog for a long time now though I have not commented before – but this chicken recipe has made me come out of my silence – in one word this is so AWESOME – it is the quickest and the tastiest chicken stir fry i have ever made. Have already made it twice so far. Thanks for this gem,

  • shaikhmohammed

    well done sailuji, for a change can we make same way red meat?

    You can pressure cook red meat and try the above method.

  • sree

    hi sailu,
    I have tried the chicken fry its awesome!!!! intha easy anukooledhu!!!!

  • Reema

    You are cool person:) These are the most dishes i’ve tried tastes simply delicious…. ich leibe……………

  • Linku

    i just cooked this, except for having to use two separate dishes, i just love the way it’s not like deep fried and all that. Turned out yummm… thank you for sharing : )

  • Usha

    Tried your recipie yesterday for lunch. It was awesome.. Can you please post recipie of chilli chicken too. I tried chilli chicken once from other website,but it was a disaster.

    Will be waiting for some chicken receipie. Your website is rocking!!

  • padma

    hi sailu,
    i tried this dish very nice taste and a simple recipe less time consuming ,i love andhra dishes thanks a lot chala manchi recipe.

  • Indrani

    Oh my God! this was absolutely the most delicious and easy recipe i have ever tried. many many thanks for the recipe. i have tried a couple more of your recipes and cant believe how good each one has come out. Thanks again!

  • ram


    Tried this last nite for dinner….

    I prepared this and also tomato chutney and sambhar and had with white rice along with curd………….. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..

    The crispy chicken blended soo well with the masala and the ghee flavor was million buxxxxxxxxxxxxx…

    Nothing to beat our Indian way of cooking rite ?? .. cos.. we use amazing spices in appropriate proportion..

    Sailu.. I am continuosly folowing your blog.. good work.. all the best.. something great is waiting for you… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • puja

    this is the best vepudu I ever made thank alot for the recipe

  • Keerthana

    Hi sailu,
    Thanks a lot. i saw ur website and didnt try out anything. love the pictures and i admire it ….

    but finally my hubby said, give me a easy chicken recipe, i want to try for the first time..he tried this. oh my god i was literallly finger licking it. it came out so good. my hubby is not a great cook..he just knows how to make dhal. thnks a ton for this simple recipe. he told me i can make this evry week for u..:-) he’s asked me to bookmark it for him..

    can u post some diet recipes..i had a baby recently and want to shed weight..

    Thnks a lot.

  • Venki

    Hi Shailu,
    i tried this today at home and i could’nt believe my self that it turn’d out to be so awesome..thanx a lot for this superb curry

  • Vidya

    Hey Shailu

    I tried it and everybody loved it. very tasty.

  • Thriveni Satheesh

    Hi Sailu,

    I happened to see your blog few days and found very interesting. I have tried some of your receipies shown on the blog.

  • Anne

    Thank you so much for introducing this dish.It was simple and easy. I really want to try this dish. I have written a different categories easy recipe on my blog. But your recipe is better than mine.

  • Swathi

    Thanks a ton Sailu for this! This is a super easy recipe to make and very tasty.
    I had used a little more dhania than suggested. Just loved by everyone who tasted.
    Thanks again.

  • Sudhakar Komakula

    Hi Sailu garu,

    This is Sudhakar – Murali’s brother.. Tried the fry today, looks good. Will taste and let you know.

  • Sudhakar Komakula

    Baga vachindi andi.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sirisha

    Enjoyed this Vepudu today – Thanks!

  • jaya

    hii saliu just tried tat recepie, marvelous, ghee is the high light i think, thank u

  • Deepa

    Wow!! Came out really good..my husband really loved it!! Itz simple recipe..yet so delicious…thnx Sailu!!!

  • Ganga

    Tried your chicken fry recipe today. It was really good and am happy that my husband liked it much.. Thanks

  • Ganga

    Tried your chicken fry recipe today. It was really good and am happy that my husband liked it much.. Thanks

  • KC C

    I love this simple chicken fry! It’s so delicious, thank you for sharing.

  • KC C

    I love this simple chicken fry! It’s so delicious, thank you for sharing.

  • JC Hoover

    Made his yesterday and it was awesome ! Thanks Sailu for yet another great recipe

  • Rprasadk

    Tried this yesterday..came out real tasty. Even better than what I used to have at a andhra friend’s place. Thanks.

  • Rprasadk

    Tried this yesterday..came out real tasty. Even better than what I used to have at a andhra friend’s place. Thanks.

  • Rprasadk

    Tried this yesterday..came out real tasty. Even better than what I used to have at a andhra friend’s place. Thanks.

  • madhu

    Easy process and came out really really tasty…thank you

  • madhu

    Easy process and came out really really tasty…thank you

  • Raaga

    must try everyone, its so simple and delicious thanq very much !

  • rachna

    hi sailu…tried this dish. liked it. one question though ..in step 2 do we have to cook for 25-30 minutes with a lid on or without?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      With lid.

  • archies

    hi sailu… the second step u mentioned to add water and add crushed onions and cook the chicken for 25 – 30 mins… did u forget to mention to cook this after adding oil ? may be a dumb question but confused.. not clear instructions