Friday, December 3, 2010

Kerala Style Chicken Curry

Kerala style chicken curry is one of my favorite non-veg curry. I am sharing my mom's Kerala style chicken curry.


Chicken ~ 1 kg
Lemon Juice ~ 2 tbsp
Onion ~ 2 Nos
Green chillies ~ 5 Nos ( Split Lengthwise )
Tomato ~ 1 No ( Medium Size )
Coriander powder
Red Chili Powder
Cumin Powder
Turmeric Powder
Pepper Powder
Coconut Milk 
Curry leaves ~ 1 stem
Chopped coriander leaves ~ 1/4 cup ( Optional )

For Grinding

Cloves ~ 6 Nos
Cinnamon Sticks ~ 2 small pieces
Cardamom ~ 3 Nos
Fennel seeds ~ 1/2 tsp
Star Anise ~ 2 Nos


  • Wash the chicken pieces nicely.And then marinate the chicken pieces with 2 tbsp lemon juice, salt & 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. And keep it aside for 15- 30 minutes.
  • Then dry roast 2 small pieces of cinnamon sticks, 6 cloves, 3 cardamom, 1/2 tsp fennel seeds and 2 star anise for 2-3 minutes and then grind them into a coarse powder.
  • Then heat 1/4 cup oil in a pan and add thinly sliced onions and saute it till it become soft and then add chopped ginger, chopped garlic , curry leaves and green chillies. Saute it for another 5 minutes. 
  • Then add 2 1/2 tbsp coriander powder, 3/4 tbsp - 1 tbsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp pepper powder, 1/4 tsp cumin powder and fry it in low flame for 2 minutes..(Note: The powder will become dark in color. But do make sure not to burn the powder.)
  • Then add chopped tomato along with little salt. Fry till tomatoes are nicely done.
  • Then add the chicken pieces and mix it nicely.Then cook it uncovered for 5 minutes. Then close it with a lid and cook in medium flame and allow it to cook in its own juice. After 15 minutes add 1 tsp of ground spices and mix it nicely.
  • Then add  1 cup of thick coconut milk along with enough water, depending on how much gravy you prefer.
  • Then cook uncovered for some more time, till the gravy reaches the desired consistency. ( Note: Chicken usually need 20-25 minutes for cooking ).
  • When its done remove from the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

Enjoy with Rice / Chapathi  / Dosa / Idiyappam / Appam

Note: Adjust the amount of Red chili powder and Pepper powder according to your spice tolerance level.



Suja Manoj said...

Delicious chicken curry..mouthwatering.

Treat and Trick said...

Looks great and delicious!

Hayley said...

nice looks great !

Jove said...

looks good...i will try it sometime. thanks. I am following your blog. you are welcome to follow mine too.

Unknown said...


Thanks for the wonderful recipe. It was indeed a treat for our tongue.

Good going & keep up the good work.


JishasKitchen said...

@ Latha - Thanks a lot dear..happy to hear that....:)

nikhi dileep said...

thank jisha for u r wonderful recipe
I made this yesterday. everybody liked it so much
thank u keep going;)

nikhi dileep said...

I made this dish yesterday its was really gud
hats off 2 u dear 4 this recipe

JishasKitchen said...

Thanks a lot made my day!!..:)

Anonymous said...

hey jisha m recently married n hav been xperimenting all sorts of husband is really fussy abt food..he jus wants al d kerala dishes to b perfect!!hav tried chcieknn curry n times..was googling for d perefect recipe for my kappa vevichaduu!!venever I cnt connect my mom google is d only resort..hav got many recipes while browsing n sum recipes hav been I hav taken d pain n efforts to comment on any blog or any recipes site!!bt diss one I had too!!made d perfect chickennn curry!!!thanks a tonnneee!!!my husband's told me to add dis as a special dish in my main menu list!! thankkkk u soo mchhh!! I really appreciate d way u put in soo mch of efforts to share ur lovely recipes to learners likk mee!! Only if ur recipes are successful u develop an interest in cooking!! I made it yesterday..i made it today on special demand of course!!never ever has my hubby ever requested me to make any of my dishes again!!! hes always requested me humbly to never try my experiments again!! lol..nwayss thank u soo mchh!!since dis is d frst tym Im writing on any site or blog..m sorry if dis was long!!take care!!n keep making my day

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