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Spicy Dry-Fried Chicken (Chicken Varuval)Recipe Card

Spicy Dry-Fried Chicken (Chicken Varuval)
Recipe card - step by step recipe instructions

1Combine the marinade and rub it into the chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
2Over medium high heat, pan-fry the chicken pieces until they turn a light golden brown
3Drain on paper towels and set aside
4Over medium heat, saute the cinnamon stick, star anise, fennel seeds, dried chilies and onions for 3-4 minutes
5Add ginger and garlic and saute until fragrant
6Return chicken to pan and stir to combine. Add water to deglaze the pan if needed
7Season with salt and sugar and stir to mix
8Add chili powder and coat thoroughly
9Add curry leaves and black pepper and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes
10Dish and serve hot

Spicy Dry-Fried Chicken (Chicken Varuval)
Recipe Card - ingredients

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces / chicken drumsticks
½ yellow onion, sliced thinly
1½ teaspoons garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ginger, minced
5 dried chilies, deseeded and soaked in warm water
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
1 teaspoon fennel seed
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons sugar
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon meat curry powder
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt