Jul 11, 2015

Kolhapuri Chicken Curry Recipe

This is one chicken curry which i have been planning to make for a very long time..Couple days back i made it and it was spot on..The flavours were perfect and we enjoyed with rice..I made a wonderful thai red curry baked chicken, it was lipsmackingly good..

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This is one flavourful chicken curry..Taste really fantastic. It has lots of onions in them and whole spices. They are roasted and ground to perfectly. The colour for this dish comes from roasting of the onions so take your time to roast it. Hubby loved it to the core..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins to 1 hour
Serves : 5 to 6


Chicken - 1 whole chicken cut into 10 big pieces
Oil - 3 tblspn
Curry leaves a handful
Coriander leaves - 2 handful finely chopped
Coriander Powder - 2 tblspn
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp

For Masala:
Oil - 2 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 3 cm piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 5
Cloves / Krambu - 5
Whole Black Pepper - 2 tsp
Star Anise - 1
Mace - 2
Sesame Seeds / Ellu - 2 tblspn
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Garlic - 6 cloves
Onion - 500 grams sliced thinly
Tomato - 500 grams chopped
Salt to taste

For Marination:

Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice - 3 tblspn


Start by marinating chicken with the ingredients given for marination well. Leave it to marinate till you get ready with the other stuff.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in whole spices, garlic, sesame seeds, coconut and roast for a min. Add in onions, salt and cook till golden. Take this in a blender and add in tomatoes. Make it into a smooth puree.

Heat some more oil in a kadai. Add in curry leaves and the ground masala. Add in the spices and cook till oil separates.

Add in chicken and toss well. Transfer this to a pressure cooker, add in water and coriander leaves. Pressure cook for 15 to 20 mins on a low heat.

Turn the heat off and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and add in another handful of 
coriander leaves.


Start by marinating the chicken

add ginger garlic paste

chilli powder

little turmeric powder

some lemon juice

little garam masala powder

mix well and leave to marinate till you get ready 
with the other things

Take all your masala ingredients

Heat oil in a kadai

add in all the whole spices

saute for a min or so

add in garlic

add in sesame seeds

and coconut

fry them really well

now add in tons of sliced onions

toss once

sprinkle some salt

fry them well

cook till golden

now it is all beautifully browned

take that in a blender

add in tomatoes

make it into a puree

Heat some more oil in the same pan, add in a handful 
of curry leaves

add in the masala

mix well and cook till oil separates

add in chilli powder and garam masala powder

add in coriander powder

cook them for a min

add in the chicken

i transfered the whole thing to a pressure cooker.,
you can cook it right in the pot

add in water

done add too much water, the chicken will ooze lot of water

add in a handful of coriander leave..this will seep into
 the chicken and flavour the curry

cover and pressure cook

now it is done

add in another handful of coriander leaves



  1. wow.. This chicken curry looks so heavenly ! Perfect with just bowl of rice or naan, Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Back in Mumbai my neighbor used to make this curry and used to love it, but unfortunately she never shared her recipe. when i moved to US, use to crave for this curry and when u posted it, i was like wow i can try it making myself.
    Finally i have made it today and it is truly delicious. i just cant wait till dinner.
    Thanks a ton for sharing this recipe and in a simple and easy way. I am a messy cook but your pictorial presentation helped a lot.

    All the best and thank you.

  3. This recipe is super awesome . And I want to mqke it today .since im new to cooking can u guide me about how much water do I need to use at the end.

  4. This is an amazing blog. The layout & simple to follow pictorial instructions are head and shoulders above others. And it shows that you love cooking and love sharing. Thank you, Aarthi.

  5. Try it and had mind blowing likings from our foodie page in Facebook.... Calcutta foodies club... where I have given ur page link and also from my colleagues. they loved it. ThankU so much and as usual ur each recipe representation is so inspiring. Big fan Aarthi.

  6. Hi,
    I tried this recipe yesterday, and it was too good :-)
    Hubby jus loved it with hot dosas..
    Thank you for sharing recipes with pictorial instructions.. they help beginners like me a lot...


  7. Pls tell me how much water do u add for this quantity in the recipe

  8. Pls tell me how much water u add as per these measurements mentioned in the recipe

  9. Love, love, love this! I have made it for tge family at least 5 times now. Thank you for a great recipe!


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