Hyderabadi Wedding Chicken Fry

A delicious fried chicken which is usually served during Hyderabadi weddings. 

I have never been to a Hyderabadi wedding but heard a lot about the unique, royal dishes they serve during the function. I saw this shadiyon wala red chicken fry (as how it is popularly known) recipe in YouTube recently and I knew instantly that this is going to be a huge hit. 

I made a few changes from the original recipe based on what I had in my kitchen and it turned out absolutely stunning. You can find the original recipe video here. 


For marinating:

  • 700g chicken
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 4 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tsp corn flour
  • 1 tbsp red chilli sauce/ sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 egg white
  • Red food color (optional)
  • Salt to taste

For coating:

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp corn flour
  • Salt to taste

Vegetable oil for deep frying


  • Red food color is totally optional. I didn’t add. You can add if you want to make it look more appealing. 
  • Fry in medium low flame till the chicken gets cooked inside (about 15 minutes), then finally increase flame to high for 5 minutes till the coating gets crisp. 


  1. Marinate the chicken with above mentioned ingredients. Keep for minimum 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Combine all the coating ingredients and place in a bowl. 
  3. Before frying, dip the chicken pieces in the coating mix, shake off excess and deep fry till crisp. 
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4 thoughts on “Hyderabadi Wedding Chicken Fry

  1. Hi! How many people does this recipe serve? What sort of pieces do you recommend – leg or breast/thigh?

    1. It would be good for 4-5 people, actually depends on how much quantity they eat. 🙂 Any piece would do, whichever you prefer. I use a mix of all.

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