Thava chicken / Kodi Vepudu

chicken Tawa fry kodi veppudu

Thava chicken / Kodi Vepudu

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
marinating time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 3 People


  • Cast Iron Pan


To grind

  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 3 no.s Red chilli
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 4 no.s Garlic (large pods)
  • a few Curry leaves
  • a few Corriander leaves a few
  • a few Mint leaves
  • 1/2 Onion ( medium sized )

To Marinate

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Yoghurt
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 500 gms Chicken Breast fillet


  • Prepare the chicken by cutting them into bite sized pieces.
  • Slighly Roast, cuin, fennel, black pepper and red chillies and grind them with other ingredients mentioned under (to grind) without anywater to make a thick masala paste. You can skip the toasting part if you are pressed for time.
  • Once ground masala is ready, add it to the chicken pieces along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt , lemon juice, yoghurt.
  • Next rub the masalas into the chicken pieces so it evenly coats all the fillets.
  • Leave it in the refrigerator for marination for atleast 30 to 60 min.
  • Take a Tawa or a flat cast iron pan and heat it to medium heat.
  • Once the pan is hot add oil & place the marinated chicken & cook in a medium flame.
  • U can cover the pan with a lid & cook it for a few minutes so that the flavor seals in the chicken pieces & it also prevents sputtering.
  • Keep moving the chicken pieces so it roasts evenly on all sides also prevents burning.
  • It may take about 10-15 minutes. Check with a fork if the chicken pieces are cooked through. Once done, switch off the flame.
  • Serve it Hot with rasam Rice.
Keyword chicken fry, Tawa chicken, veppudu