Kancha milagai chicken (Indo-Chinese style) / Vara milagai chicken fry

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Vara milagai chicken / Kancha milagai chicken is an Indo-Chinese style chicken fry that is slightly spicy but very yummy. I learned this recipe from my cousin and it was on my wishlist for a very long time. Finally, I tried this recipe recently and It turned out very good.

Vara milagai chicken fry


Serves 3 to 4

      • 1/2 kg – Chicken with bones (cut into slightly big pieces)
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 4 to 5 no’s – Dry red chillies
      • 1 tsp – Ginger garlic paste
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1/2 tsp – Red chilli powder (or add as needed)
      • 1/2 tsp – Garam masala powder
      • 1 tsp – Soya sauce
      • 1 tsp – Tomato sauce (ketchup)
      • 1 tsp – Green chilli sauce
      • 1/2 tsp – Vinegar
      • 1 tbsp – Oil
      • Salt to taste

Vara milagai chicken fry

Preparation method:

  1. Wash chicken thoroughly for 3 to 4 times and keep it aside.
  2. Marinate chicken with a tsp of curd / yogurt, turmeric powder and little salt, set it aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add dry red chillies, chopped onion and ginger garlic paste, saute until they are translucent. Followed by marinated chicken and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and required salt, saute until raw smell goes.
  5. Followed by soya sauce, chilli sauce, tomato sauce, vinegar and mix well. Now add 1/4 cup of water and mix well, cover with lid and allow them to cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until well cooked(as shown in the picture). Switch off the stove and serve hot.

Kancha milagai chicken

Vara milagai chicken fry


  • Always wash chicken in lemon juice once or twice in order to avoid the stinky smell from chicken (kavuchi smell).
  • Marinating chicken is very important to get soft and juicy chicken.
  • You may increase or decrease number of dry red chillies as per your spice level.

Vara milagai chicken fry


  1. Looks scrumptious... Shanthi, reserve some for me, I'm on my way....


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