How to make Kaleji Fry -

A popular Mumbai street food, it is tasty and filling too

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken liver (kaleji), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Mumbai

Course : Snacks and Starters

Kaleji Fry

Kaleji Fry Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kaleji Fry Recipe

  • Chicken liver (kaleji) 200 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Medium onions chopped 2

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Medium tomatoes chopped 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Rec chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Pavs to serve

  • Ginger cut into thin strips to serve

  • Fresh coriander sprigs to garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and sauté till their colour changes. Add onions, green chillies and ginger-garlic paste, mix well and saute till onions turn a light brown. Add tomatoes and salt, mix well and saute on medium heat till tomatoes turn pulpy.

Step 2

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well. Add garam masala powder and mix. Add ¼ cup water, mix well and saute on medium heat till oil separates.

Step 3

Add chicken liver and coriander leaves and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer kaleji fry onto a serving plate, garnish with ginger strips and coriander sprig. Serve hot with pavs.

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