Like any other place, Andhra also has it's own cuisine......Especially the Non-Vegetarian dishes make a special mark.....One among such dishes is Spicy Andhra Kodi Vepudu aka chicken vepudu which is just enriched with the simple seasoning of curry leaves.
- 2lbs.Chicken(cut into 3''cubes), 2tbsp.Ginger Garlic Paste, 2tsp.red chilli powder(adjust as per spice levels),1/2tp. Black Pepper Powder, 1/2tsp.Coriander Powder, 1/4tsp.Garam Masala, Pinch of Turmeric, Salt to Taste, 5-6tsp.oil, 2 Springs Curry Leaves.
- 1/2 Medium Sized Onion, grind it to fine paste and keep it aside.
- 1Medium Sized Tomato,( Puree) and keep it aside.
- Marinate chicken for 30min. with ginger garlic paste, salt and turmeric and keep it aside. In a pan heat oil, once it's hot add the chicken pieces, cook in the oil for 5min. on medium high heat or until the water from the chicken is dried, then add onion paste, mix well and fry for 5min.(do not cover with lid), Once the chicken is half done then add tomato puree, mix well, cover it and coook on medium heat until the chicken is totally cooked, just before taking out from the flame add coriander powder, red chilli powder, pepper powder, curry leaves and salt if needed, fry for a min. and remove from the flame.......Serve this chicken Vepudu/chicken roast with rice, sambar or rasam........