chicken majestic recipe

Chicken majestic | Hyderabadi chicken starter | Indian chicken starters

By Swasthi on August 1, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Chicken majestic recipe – one of the popular dry chicken recipes from hyderabad, andhra pradesh served as starter. I wonder how I forgot to share this awesome chicken majestic recipe with you all, though I made it several times. This is one of the Andhra chicken starters that is not known to many since it is mostly popular only in Hyderabad.

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For hyderabadis this is not a new dish, but for the others iam sharing today how to make andhra chicken majestic or majestic chicken. This is a no egg recipe that yields soft and tender chicken that is fried or baked first and then seasoned like the popular street food chicken 65.

Chicken can be baked or pan fried or deep fried before seasoning. If you have a good amount of time to dunk the chicken strips in butter milk for at least 2 to 4 hours, then you can bake or pan fry.

If you do not have much time to soak the chicken in buttermilk then just marinate it for about 20 mins and then deep fry. The pictures you are seeing here is that of deep fried ones that I made during a friend’s visit home.

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Tips and notes: This is actually a dry starter recipe, but I have also tried making it more moist by adding extra yogurt than what I mentioned in the ingredients list. That way it goes as a good side to rasam rice too as you see in this picture. If you wish to make it as a starter, stick on to the measurements mentioned below.

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Chicken Majestic

Hyderabadi chicken starter – chicken majestic is a well known dish enjoyed by many. This slightly hot, spicy and delicious dish can also be served with rice.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 300 grams chicken boneless strips or fillets
  • ½ cup Buttermilk (or yogurt/ curd)
  • 1 ½ tbsp corn flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric or haldi
  • ¼ to ½ tsp red chili powder
  • Oil for deep frying or for pan frying which ever you chose to


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • Handful mint leaves or pudina leaves
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • ¼ to ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp. garam masala powder
  • 3 tbsp. yogurt (thick curd) (do not use sour one)


Preparation to make majestic chicken

  • Wash and cut chicken to strips to around 2 ½ inches length.
  • Soak them in buttermilk and salt for at least 20 mins if deep frying. Keep for 2 to 4 hours if you wish to pan fry or bake.
  • Drain up the buttermilk and add ginger garlic paste, turmeric, corn flour and red chili powder. Mix well and set aside for at least 10 mins.

If Frying in oil

  • Deep fry on a medium heat. If you fry on a low heat, the chicken will turn out hard and if you fry on very high heat, the chicken will not be cooked well from inside. So once the oil is hot, reduce it to medium, wait for a min and then add chicken pieces to oil.
  • Fry till these are lightly golden. Remove it to a kitchen tissue. 

If grilling in oven

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C for about 15 to 20 mins. Then place the chicken on a greased tray or put them on skewers.
  • Grill them for 8 mins on each side or until done. Adjust the time as needed depending on the oven.

How to make chicken majestic

  • Whisk the yogurt well with a fork and keep aside. Pour 1 tbsp oil to a hot pan.
  • Add garlic, curry leaves and green chilies. Fry till the curry leaves turn crispy. Garlic also smells good by then.
  • Next add mint leaves, red chili powder and garam masala. Saute for a minute.
  • Take the pan down from the heat and pour the whisked yogurt. Mix well and cook on a low flame till the moisture evaporates and becomes thick. Add soya sauce and mix.
  • Add chicken. Mix for the chicken to blend well with the cooked mixture. Off the heat.
  • Serve chicken majestic as a starter or as a side to rasam or rice.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Majestic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 570mg25%
Potassium 278mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 19.1mg23%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi there, I’d like to make this in advance as I will be travelling to a meal and bringing a dish. Is it ok to deep fry and then re-heat in the microwave? (I though reheating in oven may make the chicken dry out too much). Any advice for preparing in advance appreciated!

Hi, can they buttermilk be substituted with something else?

Hi Swathi, Can I use coriander leaves instead of Mint. thannks

Hi Swasthi, first of all thank you for all your recipes and your blogs. An impeccable guide to any one who wants to cook – whether a beginner or a seasoned cook.
I must confess that your site has been a major contributor in living through the entire lockdown smoothly. A complete non-cook, I have actually been motivated many a times to try out new stuff only because your articulation of recipes makes it look so effortless. Thanks again. Wish you all the best for your blogs and recipes. May you excel in all sorts of cooking you want to do. Thanks for being a guiding light for such an important part of one’s life – FOOD! 🙂

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I have been following your recipes regularly and so far all have been successful. But this chicken Majestic did not come as I expected. In the end while adding curd it got curdled. I had taken precaution like blending the curd before adding and reducing the heat by removing from fire. But still got curdled. Any tips ??

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I tried this receipe today. It came out very well
Infact i dnt add curd .but still it was juicy and oil also Got strained well once taken out from the cooktop.
Mam PLZ Start an app so all receipes can be there once we open.i really been happy you know so many.Plz Post something for ppl in diet or maintain Glad your webpage make us avoid Restaurant

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Tried this recipe today. I often refer to your recipes. Thought of raising a comment for the first time,as plenty time due to quarantine. ? This one like others,Turned out great…. I just made a small change… In this quarantine time I couldn’t source mint leaves instead I had kaffir lime leaves lying in the deep freeze, it gave a different taste ? and I skipped soya sauce too! Thank you for making quarantine little exciting…

Very good & taste recepies,I tried majestic Chic it really taste good when served hot in rainy season.

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Awesome recipe! Tastes really good!! 🙂

Can I know the measurement of ginger garlic paste? As it is not mentioned how many tsp

Thanks in advance

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Would you have the calorie information with approximate macro nutrient breakup?


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Just one question in this recipe.

Can i use olive oil for cooking? Will it make any difference to the end result?

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Thank you, swasthi…your chicken majestic is my daughter’s favorite chicken item now…….its not that easy to satisfy her taste buds

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thank u swathi for the wonderful majestic chicken receive,I have cooked this receipt today all my family members loved husband loves it.

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I got confused in chicken majestic recipe,this recipe is for 3 kg chicken or 300 grm chicken??? U hv typed 300 kg ??????

Thank you Swasthi….

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I tray chicken 65 it was amazing come out thank you so much …

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Ur recepies are so delicious..easy to cook.easy method.i like it so much..

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It was awesome.for the first time i made chicken dry item for myself n it looked so easy wit ur recipe.thank u

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First of all the recipe is very good one. The 2nd method(wet, using yoghurt) may not be good. In this dry type method also it will be nice if we use red chillies in place of chillies.

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Hyderabadi biryani i also tried

Awesome recipes thankyou Swasthi i had tried chicken chilli and aandhra chicken chilli