Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce) | How to make Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce)

By Suchitra Kamath  |  21st May 2016  |  
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Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce)by Suchitra Kamath
  • Prep Time

    30

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  • Cook Time

    30

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  • Serves

    6

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About Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce)

Chicken Sukka is a specialty dish of where I come from ; South Kanara region of India. This is the coastal region of Karnataka State. This region has a culture that is very unique to the region. Tulu is the local dialect. This region also has the origin of the Bunt ( Shetty) community, to which celebrities like Ms. World Aishwarya Rai and Bollywood stars like Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Shetty hail from. They also have their very distinctive cuisine. Chicken Sukka is a dish that belongs to their cuisine. In Tulu, they would call the dish " kori aajadina". Another famous dish is Kori rotti, where crisp, dried rice crepes are served with chicken curry. While I never cared for kori rotti, chicken Sukka is something I would die for!! Really, it is that delicious! This dish can also be made using clams, mussels, crabs and for vegetarians, using black chick peas and gherkins. While there are several different versions of chicken Sukka, the essential ingredients are the coarsely ground coconut, all the different spices, curry leaves, red chilli, onion, ginger and garlic. I personally think it is the coarse coconut mixed with all the spices and the aroma of the curry leaves that gives this dish so much texture and flavor. There are several different recipes and methods to make the Chicken Sukka. The one I am sharing with you today is what I have found to be the easiest and one of the tastiest!

Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce) is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce) by Suchitra Kamath has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 6 people. You can find Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce) at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce) takes 30 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce) is a good option for you. The flavour of Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce) is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce) on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce) recipe on the page below.

Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce)

Ingredients to make Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce)

  • Chicken thighs: 2 lbs/ 1 kg.
  • Lemon juice: from 1 small lemon
  • Coconut oil: 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tbsp
  • Onion : 2 medium
  • Tomato : 1 large
  • Curry leaves : a handfull
  • Chilli powder : 1 tsp ( can be adjusted as per individual spice level)
  • Coriander seeds : 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds (jeera): 2 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder : 1 + 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder (haldi): 1 + 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1 tsp
  • Freshly grated coconut : 2 cups
  • Salt: as per taste.

How to make Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce)

  1. Clean the chicken. Marinate it with salt, lemon juice and black pepper powder. Cover and place it aside ( preferably in the refrigerator for at least 30 mins).
  2. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a sauté pan or kadai. Sauté curry leaves lightly and keep aside.
  3. Add 1 cup freshly grated coconut,coriander seeds and cumin seeds to the same pan. Sauté until i turns light brown. Let it cool down completely. Once it cools down, grind it with pepper powder,chilli powder and garam masala powder. Keep it
  4. Add 1 tbsp coconut oil to the pan . Add chopped onions and tomato to the same pan. Sauté until lightly brown and oil separates. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 3-4 minutes .
  5. Add the ground paste and mix well. Add the marinated chicken and mix well. Add one cup water and bring it to a boil. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked thoroughly ( around 20 minutes).
  6. When the chicken is cooked, add the remaining fresh coconut and cook for 5 more minutes.
  7. Garnish with the roasted curry leaves.
  8. Serve hot with rice/roti or bread!

My Tip:

You can cut the cooking time of the above dish by half if you make it in a pressure cooker. Once you add the chicken in with 1/2-1 cup water, let it come to a boil, cover the lid of the cooker, add the weight/whistle. Cook on medium flame until you hear two whistles. Turn off the flame. Wait for the pressure to be completely released before opening the lid. Add the freshly grated coconut and cook for 5 mins. Garnish with toasted curry leaves!

Reviews for Chicken Sukka (South Canara Style Chicken in spicy coconut- based sauce) (1)

Reema Thukral2 years ago

Yummy ! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)
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