Kerala Style Baked Chicken

This was actually supposed to be my first guest post, but then the post for “Cooking with Thas” just happened without much planning and this post has become my second guest post in less than a week!PinWhatever said, this post is very close to my heart. I am just a little more than one month old and I am really honored to appear on a very well known and appreciated food blog for a guest posting. I do not think that Love2cook Malaysia – or Sri as is her name – needs any introduction. She cooks some of the most simple, yet amazing meals and her pictures are absolutely drool-worthy.  She was one of the first food blogs I used to drool upon before discovering many many more. Her blog makes me feel that she’s somebody living right next door! I am sure all of us would agree to that statement…


As soon as she invited recipes for guest posts, I was really not sure if I should try, especially since it was my first attempt for something like this. First of all, I am a little blog in midst of so many well established blogs with amazing pictures and even more fantastic recipes. Secondly, the recipe I had in mind was a very simple one. I just compiled up myself and emailed Sri. I was very happy on receiving back her appreciation and how much she thought the recipe I had given her as really good!!! This shows how universal cooking is. I may know something that you do not know, so it is a constant process of learning different cuisines, different styles of cooking and so on. At the end of the day, we all help each other in ensuring that the people at home are smiling due to their yummy tummies!!! 🙂 I am so grateful to have received a wonderful friend and support in the form of Sri…


Hop on to Sri’s space to have a look at the recipe. Thank you so much Sri for this opportunity!!!


Kerala Style Baked Chicken - My 2nd guest post on "Love2Cook Malaysia"!!!

Course Chicken
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 kg chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • Coconut oil as required
  • A handful of curry leaves


  • Remove the skin of the chicken and wash properly, pat dry. Slit on both the side of the drumsticks.
  • In a pan, combine all the other ingredients to form a thick paste - there is no need to add water, since the ginger-garlic paste and vinegar will act its part.
  • Put the chicken into the mixture and nicely rub into it, ensuring proper coating.
  • Marinate the chicken for a minimum of one hour, or overnight for the best results.
  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  • Arrange the drumsticks on your roast pan, drizzle coconut oil on top and bake/ grill your chicken till done, almost 1 hour.
  • Ensure to turn the chicken around during the midst of the session and drizzle some more coconut oil on the other side.
  • During the last 5 minutes, sprinkle curry leaves on the chicken and bake for the 5 minutes.
  • NB:


Please do not overbake the chicken, as it tends to dry out. To check its doneness, poke a knife into the flesh of the chicken. If juices are oozing out, it is done!
This recipe can be used for whole chicken as well. I've used the spices as per my family's tastes, you can add more chilli powder/ pepper powder if you like it to be more spicy. Enjoy the chicken with chapathis or hot Kerala porottas!!!
Either you can use the stock in the pan as it is or you can chop some onions, capsicum and frozen vegetables and stir fry along with the stock for some yummy sides.

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    1. thank u ramya… 🙂

  1. ahh….mouthwatering! Click makes it more tempting!!

    1. thank u divya… 🙂

  2. Rafeeda, you are doing a great job with your cooking. I am impressed and have just visited Sri's page and the Chicken looks wonderful:)

    1. thank u so much dear… appreciate your support… 🙂

    1. thank u so much sangeetha…

  3. Saw your post at Sri's Rafeeda. Loved it!

    1. thank u so much… 🙂

  4. Dear Rafeeda,

    I'm in awe with your kind compliments! Thank you so much dear for some loveliest word about me and my blog. I'm so touched with every word you wrote.

    You are a sweet friend of mine, good we clicked well na! Hehe…actually I love making friends and I'd remember each and every blogger and reader I had past 3.5 years. I'd never stop thanking them for being with me all these while. And I can see how you appreciate and thank your readers. Good, stay the same even after years of blogging. People will definitely remember you.

    Btw, thank you so much for writing a guest post for me and know what? Your Baked Chicken is in my todo list. But I might grill or fry it…hehe. You should know me well by now that I'm a huge chickenlover.

    Have a pleasant day dear!!! Hugs to your lovely kids 🙂

    1. wow sri… that looks like an oscar speech!!! 😉 jokes apart… thank u so much dear… i'l always keep your words in my mind. We need to remain humble with every step up, right, then the Almighty will ensure we stay where we are. 🙂 God bless dear… n keep in touch!!! 🙂

    2. Muahaha, gimme my Oscar trophy, what a long speech know!!! Yes, stay grounded all the time and people will love and remember you 😉

  5. Hi Rafeeda, this baked chicken look really good. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice day.

    1. thank u so much amelia for coming by and giving ur lovely feedback… 🙂

  6. Baked Chicken looks awesome dear 🙂

    1. thank u pria… 🙂

  7. Love chicken recipe, baked , fried , curry, give it to me in any form 🙂 Thats a really lovely guest post for a wonderful blogger as well. Kudos to u both!

    1. thank u so much manju… 🙂

  8. mouthwatering dear …lovely clicks
    Ongoing event:
    in my blog.

    1. thank u so much shama…

  9. This chicken looks super tempting and sure would have tasted yumm. Nice guest post dear.Ur clicks are really improving.. Keep up the good work..Nice recipe too..

    1. thank u suhaina… some pics are coming out well, some are not… trying to improve… 🙂

  10. Rafeeda, wow……..congrats on your second guest post. long way to go girl. This looks super tempting.

    1. thank u so much ,sabeena… 🙂

  11. Tempting chicken recipe dear..Nice guest post..

    1. thank u so much shabna… 🙂

  12. delicious chicken dear…

    1. thank u so much saranya…

  13. Raf, this dish is so mouth watering, love the color and the idea to bake the chicken…

    1. Thank u so much Arthy… 🙂

  14. Wow looks very tempting……..too good.

    1. Thank u so much, Manju… 🙂

  15. very nice write up and i truly agree to what you say about Love.nice click Rafeeda

    1. Thank u so much swasthi… 🙂

  16. wow..this looks too tempting dear,yummy baked recipe!!
    Congrats on your guest post too!!

    1. Thank u so much julie…

  17. Your recipe sounds delicious and it has great eye appeal. Your young blog is full of promise and will be with us for years to come. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

    1. Thank u so much aunty… Really feel happy about ur appreciation… 🙂

  18. Chicken looks so so yummy….:-)

    1. Thank u so much Helen…

  19. Gosh!! Loved this spicy & flavourful preparation !!! I'm definitely gonna try, this weekend 🙂

    1. thank u teena… do lemme know how it turned out… 🙂

  20. Beautiful baked chicken Rafeeda.Looks delicious.

    1. thank u swathi… 🙂

  21. Mouth watering chicken….too good!!!!

    1. thank u so much aysha…

  22. I actually make this yesterday. It totally delicious with all the flavors r jusy way amazing.. 🙂

    1. thank u so much shazzy… such comments make me feel really nice, appreciate!!! 🙂 🙂

  23. Oh yumm..if u r cooking this great for guest posts then I am wondering what u will be cooking for ur guests at home,I must say they will be very lucky 🙂

    1. hehe vineetha… this is always on the list for guests at home, my HD insists that i make baked chicken bcoz he thinks it is best thing i make… 🙂

  24. OMG… This is sooo tempting Rafeeda… Off to Sri's blog for the recipe 🙂

    1. thank u so much nilu… 🙂

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