Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Turmeric Fried Chicken

Nomsies Kitchen Turmeric Fried Chicken Recipe
Nomsies Kitchen | Turmeric Fried Chicken Recipe
Crispy, aromatic and juicy - need I say more?
Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a closely guarded (well not anymore!) recipe for one of my favourite comfort foods. It is turmeric fried chicken. Well sure, it is fried chicken so it’s bound to be delicious. However, throw in that all important ingredient of – you guessed it – turmeric and somehow it becomes more than just fried chicken. The aroma from the spice just takes this fried chicken to another level, not forgetting, it also gives the chicken a brilliant golden colour.

Nomsies Kitchen | Turmeric Fried Chicken Recipe
There are not many ingredients to this recipe, the chicken is marinated with 4 ingredients and then deep fried with pandan leaves (screwpine leaves) in oil. The pandan leaves add another aroma level to the chicken. In law school we were taught a Latin phrase “res ipsa loquitor” which means “the thing speaks for itself”. Hang on, I am not trying to be smart or to show you that I know Latin (I don’t, I just know this one phrase), it just seems apt to use it here. This chicken speaks for itself! It is do darn good, I dare you to stop after eating one piece. Now if you will excuse me, I have a plate of fried chicken to eat.

Nomsies Kitchen | Turmeric Fried Chicken Recipe
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Recipe for Turmeric Fried Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes / Marinating Time: 8 hours/overnight / Cooking Time 15 minutes / Serves 2

700gm Chicken Thigh Meat (skinned, deboned and slice into strips)
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Salt
¼ tsp White Pepper
2 stalks Curry Leaves (leaves only)
4 Pandan Leaves (knotted and tied together)
2 Tbsp Cornflour
Cooking Oil (enough oil for deep frying, approximately 400ml depending on the size and depth of your wok/pot)


1. Marinade the chicken thigh strips with turmeric powder, salt, pepper and curry leaves overnight.

2. Pour the oil into a wok/deep pot. Add in the pandan leaves.

Frying the chicken with pandan leaves
3. Before frying, dust the chicken strips with cornflour. Fry the chicken strips in batches over medium heat. Each batch should take between 5-6 minutes. Don’t overcrowd the wok/pot. Once cooked, remove and serve immediately.

Nomsies Kitchen | Turmeric Fried Chicken Recipe


  1. G'day! Great entertaining party recipe!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of The Weekend re-Treat LINK PARTY #50

  2. Yes it is a great party recipe! So good to nibble on, your guests and you will love it. Thanks for your comment Joanne!

  3. This looks like such a delicious recipe, and I love the fact that it seems relatively easy! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever!!

    1. Thank you Cathy. Do give it a try, I hope you can get curry leaves and screwpine leaves. On a side note, I always look forward to Saturday Night Fever :)



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