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Quail/Kada Fry



Quail/Kada Fry

Today's recipe is a Kerala  delicacy, spicy deep fried Quail/Kada.It had been years since we had any and so when we found this in our local Mediterranean store, I was super excited.Crispy kada fry was the first thing that came to my mind. Quail is small bird but its meat is tasty, tender and succulent.I remember my grandmother saying that quail and its eggs are healthier than chicken. This is an easy to cook recipe with wonderful flavor of aromatic spices,  curry leaves and coconut oil.Try this recipe,you will surely love it


Ingredients
 
Quail/ Kada kozhi-  5
 
To make the marinade
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder- 2 tsp
Add as per your spice tolerance ) 
Pepper Powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Fennel powder- a pinch
lemon juice- a few drops
Corn starch-1/2 tsp(optional) 
Salt to taste
 
Curry leaves- a few
Thinly sliced ginger- 1 tsp
Oil for frying
 


Clean and pat dry the quail and make two or three gashes. 
Mix all ingredients listed under marinade into a smooth paste.Marinate the meat for half an hour.
 
Heat  coconut oil,approximately 1 1/2 cup in a pan on medium high temperature.  Fry in batches, one side for about four to five minutes. When one side is crispy turn around and  fry the other side.
Add the curry leaves and the sliced ginger at this stage for more flavor and taste. 
Fry till the kada/quail  is cooked and crispy.It will take around 10-12 minutes.You can drizzle a few drops of lemon juice before serving.



Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

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