Chicken Bezule

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Submitted: May 4, 2015
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Total Time:
Preparation Time: 15-20 mins
Cooking Time: 15-20 mins
Servings: 4-6 | 100 kcal

Chicken bezule…fried chunks of pre marinated chicken is a very popular street food of Mangalore, a city in southern India. Chicken bezule can be enjoyed as a snack along with tea or as a starter to a meal.

Required ingredients

List A

  • 500 grams chicken with bones or boneless- cut into small pieces
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 3 tbsp refined flour/maida
  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • A pinch of red food colour - optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying the chicken

List  B

  • Around 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 4-5 garlic flakes
  • 3-4 green chillies

Directions & How to

  • Take all the ingredients from list B and grind it to a coarse paste.
  • In a large mixing bowl take the ground paste, add cumin powder, garam masala powder, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and red food colour (if using). Mix well.
  • Add the chicken and mix well. Cover the bowl, refrigerate it and leave it to marinate for atleast 3-4 hours or preferably over night.
  • Before frying mix the rice flour and refined flour and deep fry in hot oil in small batches on medium high heat.
  •  Fry some whole green chillies along with the last batch of chicken.
  • When done sprinkle  little chat masala or lemon juice and serve hot garnished with fried green chillies.

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