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May 17, 2011

Keralan Chicken Curry

Malabar Chicken Curry
 This is a wonderful chicken dish cooked in coconut milk...This is a typical keralan chicken curry..I served this dish with Plain Dosa..But you could serve this with Rice or roti as you wish... For all those vegetarians,you could try this with potatoes or paneer..I hope you all will give this a try and let me know what you think..


Chicken-1/2 kg
Onion-1 sliced
Tomato-2 chopped
Green chilli-2
Red chilli powder-2 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Coconut Milk-1 cup
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves-1 spring
Coriander leaves-for Garnishing
Coconut oil-2 tblspn

For Masala:
Garlic-6 cloves
Ginger-1 inch piece
Cinnamon(pattai)-1 stick
Pepper-1 tsp
Saunf(sombu)-1 tsp
Cumin seeds(jeera)-1 tsp
Coriander seeds(malli)-1 tblspn


Grind the ingrediants given for masala list to a fine paste.Set this aside.

In a kadai add oil and heat it up..Crackle mustard seeds.Now add in the onions and mix well.Cook until brown.

Add in Green chilli and curry leaves and mix well.Add in turmeric,chilli and garam masala powder and mix well.

Add in the grinded masala and cook till oil separates.Add in tomato and cook until it is mushy.

Add in chicken and mix well...Cook for 5 min.Add in coconut milk and cook for 15 min.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Ur ingrediants

Make the masala
Heat oil,add mustard and cumin seeds..Add in onion,green chilli,curry leaves,spice powders and the ground masala and mix well...Add in tomatoes..

Now put in chicken pieces and coconut milk and cook..garnish with coriander leaves


  1. the masala & gravy look awesome!!

  2. Couple of year ago, had you told me serve chicken curry with dosa, I would have said "What????" On of my uncles introduced me to this combo and it tastes awesome!

    Chicken curry looks great!

  3. Couple of year ago, had you told me serve chicken curry with dosa, I would have said "What????" On of my uncles introduced me to this combo and it tastes awesome!

    Chicken curry looks great!

  4. looks delicious..nice clicks n explanations as always..

  5. Mouthwatering here,chicken looks simply irresistible..

  6. Am such a chicken freak, this luks absolutley tempting to me, thanks for step-by-step pictures...made me hungry now!!

  7. Dear Yummy Tummy! I made this Curry last night for the whole family and they absolutely loved it! Brilliant pictures, easy to follow instructions and a very traditional authentic taste :D Thank you so much, I am now going to cook one of your other curries for dinner tonight! New fan, what a great find for me :D Keep on writing, your a natural x

  8. I am going to make this dish for lunch......

    One doubt, is salt not required for this dish?

  9. @Mahesh P Ki missed it. every dish needs salt

  10. Hi Aarthi! I tried this yesterday and came out really good, my family loved it. I just got married and i am going to try your more recipes now.

  11. Hi Aarthi , Thanks a ton for this recipe with pictures. I was showered with appreciations. I prepared this yesterday and i am going to make this again coming weekend for a party. You are awesome.

  12. Hi Aarthi , i have a doubt . i would like to make this with 1 and half kg chicken and kindly advise what all i have to add more. i am new to cooking and thats why this doubt . hope you understand.


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