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Aug 5, 2014

Varutharacha Chicken Curry Recipe / Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken curry is the one which i make quite often, you can check out all my different varieties of chicken curries..This is a version which i make quite often, this is one of my native special recipe. This chicken curry has freshly roasted spices and coconut in it. So fragrant and so tasty dish..

Roasting the spices and coconut till they are dark brown and adding that to the curry gives the curry a rich brown colour to this curry. So give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


Oil - 2 tblspn
Onions - 1 large sliced thinly
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Coriander Powder - 2 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeeraka Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Chicken - 500 gram with bone
Water - 1 cup
Coriander Leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped

For Roasting & Grinding:
Oil - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Cinnamon Stick - 3 cm stick
Cardamom Pods / Yelakai - 5
Cloves / Krambu - 5
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 15
Ginger - 4 cm piece
Garlic - 6 to 8 fat cloves
Fresh Coconut - 1.5 cup grated


Start by cooking the chicken, Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add in sliced onions and fry till golden. 

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min. Add in all the spice powders and salt, mix well.

Now add in chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 mins. 

Add in chicken piece and toss well. Add in water. Cover the cooker and pressure cook it for 2 whistle, simmer the flame and let it simmer for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Chicken is cooked now.

When the chicken is cooking make the masala. Heat oil in a heavy bottom kadai. Add in all the whole spices and fry it for a min.

Add in shallots, ginger, garlic, cook this for 5 mins or so.

Add in coconut and fry it for 8 to 10 mins till it turns golden. Now let this cool down.

Take it in a blender and make it into a smooth puree by adding some water.

Now add this to the cooked chicken, add more water if needed.

Bring this to boil, simmer it for 10 mins.

Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.


Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in sliced onions

cook till golden

add in ginger garlic paste

now goes salt and spice powders

mix well

add in tomatoes

mix well

add in chicken

mix well

pour water and pressure cook

Pressure cook..

While chicken is cooking make masala..
 Heat a tsp of oil

Add in fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, 

fry it for a min

add in peeled shallots

and some ginger garlic paste

add in grated coconut

roast it

let it get brown

allow this to cool down

add it to blender

make into a smooth puree..set this aside

Now chicken is done

add the ground masala

mix well and simmer for a while


add chopped coriander leaves



  1. Hi Aarthi, looks very delicious. I am going to try this with mutton.

  2. Spicy and delicious looking preparation. Excellent pics as well.


  3. I made this curry on Sunday . It came out good, but felt little more onion taste becoz while grinding & roasting twice onions are used . But the dish was tasty , my hubby liked it . Thanx Aarthi for the recipie

  4. Hi Arathi, I cooked with this recipe its very tasty & yummy.
    Thanks for the recipe

  5. Hey Aarti this chicken curry is super osm and it came out exactly the same way .. i love all your recipes and i must say nothing ever goes wrong with ur recipes. . I got more confident in cooking jus because of you.. and i wil be always thankfull to you.may God bless you with many more recipes! !


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