Fried Frog Legs

Frog legs, also known as Jumping Chicken are a delicacy. The Goan version is either cooked as a Soup, Chilly Fry, Thick curry (Mostly Xacuti) or simply Shallow fried with turmeric, chili powder and vinegar. On seeing these Frog Legs at the Asian store here in the US, I couldn’t but help pick them up and serve up this lovely dish!

NOTE: Frog meat is being currently banned in India because of the decrease in population due to over hunting. Hence, frog dishes are no longer available on Goan Plates in Goa.
  • Passive
    15 minutes
  • Prep
    5 minutes
  • Cook
    10 minutes
  • Servings
    2 People


  • 6 Frog Legs
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • Pinch Orange food color (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  • 1 Wash frog legs, separate each of them into two parts.
  • 2 Apply salt, turmeric, chili powder, vinegar and food color (if using) . Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • 3 Heat oil in a skillet. Place the frog legs in skillet.
  • 4 Fry till a nice golden brown color on both sides.
  • 5 Serve immediately (As they tend to turn rubbery after a little while) with some lime.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *