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Chicken Sukka fry is a unique South Indian chicken recipe, a delicious, flavorful dry chicken curry recipe made with Indian spices and herbs.


I am in the middle of creating a collection of Indian chicken curry recipes, which are unique and different from the ones we usually find everywhere.


Exclusive South Indian chicken recipes

South Indian Chicken Recipes are flavorful, spicy and delicious. The most popular South Indian Chicken Recipes are Chicken Curry, Pepper Chicken, Chicken Masala and Chicken 65 to name a few.

In this process of creating the collection of chicken recipes. I came across this Chicken sukka. Chicken Chukka is a little different from all these dishes. It is a dry chicken recipe which is prepared in South Indian cooking style, especially in Kerala. This dry chicken curry recipe made with fresh spices like Coriander, ginger, garlic, chili powder, fennel seeds, and Garam Masala.

Topping the with curry leaves in the end, gives this curry a good aroma and best unique flavor to this curry.




How to cook a dry chicken Sukka?

As I mentioned earlier adding, the spices are the key for this recipes. Adding the ingredients at the right time is what makes all the difference to this dish. I use the meat from chicken breast pieces for this recipes, but you can use any part of the chicken meat. Just make sure to remove the skin, bones and any fat from the meat.

Few useful tips.

Marinating the chicken – You can use any part of chicken like Chicken with bones or Chicken without bones. Make sure to cut the chicken into small pieces. Smaller chicken pieces take less time to cook. Marinate the chicken with spices for at least an hour and always keep the chicken in the refrigerator after applying spices.

Onions and curry leaves – I would say the main ingredient in this recipe is the curry leaves and onions. Make sure fry them in oil before to get the aroma out, and when chicken added, the flavors infuse into the chicken.

Mix till it is dry – Keep stirring till the recipe is dry, although it takes little longer you will see the taste difference when done.

Freshly grinded pepper – Finally before you finish the curry add pepper to the chicken. Although you get many readymade pepper power products in stores. I prefer the freshly grinded pepper, I feel it is better than the stored powder.


How to cook chicken for this recipe?

I cooked the chicken first on the stove top using a pan. You can also cook the chicken using a pressure cooker. If you use a pressure cooker, make sure to cook at least 3 – 4 whistles and allow it to cool naturally. Avoid grilling, baking and roasting method for this recipe.

After cooking the chicken using a pan or pressure cooker, you might notice liquid contents remaining with chicken. You do not have to worry about that because we are going to cook chicken again with onion and curry leaves.

Onion, fennel seeds, and curry leaves give a unique flavor and taste to this recipe. So these three ingredients are must needed for this recipe.


Easy Indian chicken curry recipe

Chicken Sukka is one of the easy chicken curry recipe to make. If you have the ingredients ready, it is just a matter of mixing it at the right time. The procedure is simple.  This dry chicken can be consumed as a side to your meal, or you can mix it with rice and have it.


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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

Chicken Sukka fry is a unique South Indian chicken recipe, a delicious, flavorful dry chicken curry recipe made with Indian spices and herbs.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: Antonet Roajer
  • 1 lb CHICKEN
  • 1 tsp GARAM MASALA
  • 1 tsp SALT TABLE
  • 3 tbsp OIL
  • 0.50 tsp TURMERIC POWDER
  • 10 no CURRY LEAVES
  • 1 tsp FENNEL SEED
  1. Cut the chicken into small pieces and marinate it with coriander powder, garam masala, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste for an hour in the refrigerator.

  2. In a deep pan add marinated chicken and half a cup of water. Cover and cook until the chicken gets cooked completely (If you notice liquid content still remaining in the pan with cooked chicken, do not worry about that).

  3. In a separate pan heat oil and add fennel seeds, curry leaves, chopped onion and cook until onion becomes soft.

  4. Add the cooked chicken pieces with remaining liquid content and mix well. Cook until the chicken becomes dry.

  5. Finally, add the crushed black pepper and mix well. Check for the salt and add according to your taste.

How to Serve this Sukka?

This dry chicken recipe that goes well with Sambar Rice and Rasam Rice.

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