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How to Make Spicy Chicken Kondattam: Chicken and Dry Red Chili Flakes Combination Recipe

Updated on January 8, 2020
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Spicy Chicken Kondattam

Kondattam is usually salted and sun-dried vegetable pieces that are ready to fry and eat. But apart from the usual Kondattam dishes, Chicken pieces are not sun-dried, but we use dry red chili flakes as one of the main ingredients which add the spicy flavor to the dish.

Spicy Chicken Kondattam
Spicy Chicken Kondattam

Red Chili Flakes

Long red chilis are sun-dried for many days till it completely gets rid of water. This is then slightly ground to form red chili flakes. Grinding it too much would make it in the powdered form.

Red Chili Flakes
Red Chili Flakes

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves four people


  • 500 grams chicken, pieces
  • 5 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry red chili flakes
  • as per taste salt

For marination:

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the ginger-garlic paste:

  • 5 - 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece ginger, medium-sized


  1. The first step is to marinate chicken pieces. So, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt to the chicken pieces and mix well to make sure that the curry powders spread evenly throughout the chicken pieces. Keep it aside for about thirty minutes.
  2. Now, add the required amount of oil to a hot pan. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated chicken pieces to this and shallow fry the pieces. Be sure to close the pan with a lid while frying the pieces. This is to ensure that the chicken pieces cook perfectly.
  3. Once the fried chicken pieces are removed from the pan, remove the excess oil from the pan, leaving just about two tablespoons of oil in it.
  4. To the same pan, add the chopped onion and saute well. Some amount of salt can be added to speed up the process of sauteing.
  5. Meanwhile, grind ginger and garlic to form a paste. Now, add this to the pan and mix well with the onion.
  6. To this mixture, add dark soy sauce and mix well. Now add the fried chicken pieces to this and spread the mix evenly throughout.
  7. To the chicken pieces, add red chili flakes and tomato sauce. Add salt as per taste if required at this point and mix well. This makes the Spicy Chicken Kondattam ready to eat. Happy eating!!

Main Ingredients

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Chicken PiecesGinger - Garlic PasteRed Chili Flakes
Chicken Pieces
Chicken Pieces
Ginger - Garlic Paste
Ginger - Garlic Paste
Red Chili Flakes
Red Chili Flakes

Different Stages of Preparation

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Marinated Chicken PiecesShallow frying the Chicken PiecesSauteing onion in same panDark soy sauce addedFinal mixing done
Marinated Chicken Pieces
Marinated Chicken Pieces
Shallow frying the Chicken Pieces
Shallow frying the Chicken Pieces
Sauteing onion in same pan
Sauteing onion in same pan
Dark soy sauce added
Dark soy sauce added
Final mixing done
Final mixing done

Spicy Chicken Kondattam

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