Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chicken Benzule - Mangalorean Street Food

Chicken Benzule-Mangalorean Street food

Today's post is one of the street food which is found mainly in South Karnataka especially in Mangalore region. It's Chicken Benzule. I don't know what the name suggests. I guess it might be a Tulu word or so. Please correct me if I am wrong. 

When I first heard the name Chicken Benzule, I couldn't recall the name nor the taste though I stayed in Mangalore during my college days. I tried this out last week after watching this recipe here, and yes, I have had it before. I always used to stay away from eating foods available on streets, just wondering when exactly did I taste this. Taste-wise, it falls somewhere near Chicken 65. Anyways, good that I tried this at home and my family loved it with simple rasam and rice for dinner.


Chicken - 200g

Garam Masala paowder - 2 tsp

Red Chilli powder - 2 tsp

Salt to taste

Food color - (optional)

Maida 1 tbsp

Rice flour - 1 tbsp

Lemon juice - 2 tsp

Curd - 1 tbsp

Oil - for deep frying

For the paste

Few coriander leaves

Few curry leaves

Green chillies - 2 

Ginger - garlic paste - 2 tsp


1. Blend coriander leaves, curry leaves , green chillies, ginger and garlic in a blender to a coarse paste.

2. Transfer this paste to a mixing bowl and add garam masala powder, chilli powder, salt, maida, rice flour, curd , lemon juice. Mix all together without lumps.

3. Now add chicken pieces and mix well. Marinate this for atleast 2 hours.

4. Carefully drop the chicken pieces into the hot oil and fry them till chicken are cooked well.

Note: Let the batter coat the chicken very nicely. It shouldn't be too dry else the masala will come out when frying the chicken.

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