Nadan Chicken Roast



Chicken – 1/2 kg

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp

Water – 1 cup

Onion – 1 sliced

Tomato – 1 sliced

Green chillies – 3 slit

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp



Marinate the chicken pieces with all the powders, ginger garlic paste and salt for about an hour.  Then cook the chicken with 1 cup of water till done.  Remove the chicken pieces from the gravy and keep aside.  Heat oil (coconut oil is preferred) in a non stick pan and fry the curry leaves and green chillies.  Strain and keep aside.  Shallow fry the cooked chicken pieces till they are light brown.  In the same oil, fry the onions till golden brown.  Add the tomato slices and salt to taste.  Fry for a minute and add the left over gravy.  Let it simmer till the gravy is thick.  Now add the fried chicken pieces, green chillies and curry leaves.  Mix well and fry for 2 minutes till the gravy is well coated on the chicken.  It is ready to be served!

It goes well with pulao, parathas, rice, appam, idiyappam, puttu or bread.  Enjoy!

  1. Ayoo! time for lunch 😆

  2. I love curries, especially chicken and this looks great.

    What does nadan mean?

  3. WOW!! My kids would love that dish Lissie, looks delicious! 🙂

  4. Thank you CPla! ‘Nadan’ means ‘Country’. It just means that this is how Chicken Roast is made in the villages in Kerala! 😀

  5. my husband would just love it, Lissie!! great one!1

  6. Dear friends, I really appreciate your encouragement! 🙂

  7. Thank you for the explanation. That makes it authentic local cuisine, my favourite type!

  8. aaahhh everytime i see ur food i feel bad.

    I coming maaa get ready to cook for me :mrgreen:

  9. I am also waiting to see you and to cook your favorite dishes, son! 😉

  10. Thanks for ur visit and for those lovely comments.
    I always love the chicken curries during my visits to Trivandrum (3 hrs journey from my home town). They would be so flavorful and yummy even challenging the chettinad version. Ur curry looks the same and delicious.
    First time here, enjoyed my visit . U have a nice blog , I will be keep visiting.

  11. Thank you Vicky! Welcome to my blog! Looking forward to seeing you more often… 😀

  12. Really cool! I tried it out.. it was yummmmy! thank youuuu Lissie :)))

  13. Simple and delicious recipe… As a bachelor I found this relatively easy to prepare!

  14. Thank you experimenting!

  15. Thanks a lot Jobin! Please try some of my other quick and easy recipes too…

  16. wow…. it is so delicious

  17. awesome recipe

  18. Made this today. It was really really awesome. Hubby loved it so much. He ate a lot. Thankyou so much