Chicken Chinthamani
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Chicken Chinthamani

Chicken Chinthamani is a delicious, roasted-style chicken preparation that you'll love cooking and sharing. Bite-sized pieces of fried chicken cooked with crushed chilli flakes, curry leaves, and a dash of vinegar. It is incredibly simple, yet amazingly delicious chicken!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4 people


  • 1/2 kg chicken small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder or 1/2 tsp if you prefer less heat
  • salt
  • oil
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 large onions finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2-3 green chillies sliced lengthwise
  • coriander leaves (cilantro) to garnish


  • Marinate the chicken with turmeric powder and salt.
  • Let it marinate for 30-60 minutes.
  • Heat some oil in a thick bottom pan and deep fry the chicken pieces to cook them.
    Chicken Chinthamani Steps - Fry the chicken pieces
  • It should be like flash-frying. Do not make them crispy fried.
  • Use a slotted spoon and transfer the fried chicken to a plate lined with kitchen towel to soak up any extra oil.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan.
  • Add the finely chopped onions.
    Shallow fry the finely chopped onions
  • Once they are tender, add the chilli flakes and combine well.
    Add chilli flakes to the onions
  • Now add the chopped curry leaves.
    Curry leaves (sliced) added to the onion and chilli flake mix
  • Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes while stirring frequently.
  • Now add vinegar, salt, and combine well.
  • Now add the sliced green chillies.
  • Cook for another minute, add the fried chicken and mix well.
  • Continue cooking for a few more minutes.
  • Switch off and serve hot.