Malabar Chicken Curry | How to make Malabar Chicken Curry

By U K  |  19th May 2016  |  
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About Malabar Chicken Curry Recipe

A speciality dish which I mastered over years of cooking it the right way with the perfect blend of chicken with coconut milk.

Malabar Chicken Curry

Ingredients to make Malabar Chicken Curry

  • chicken chunks 1000 gms
  • cloves - 6 to 8
  • curry leaves 10-12
  • 4 medium onions finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • ginger garlic paste- freshly made 2 Tbsp
  • coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Chily powder 2 Tbsp
  • turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tbsp
  • coconut milk - 1 cup each of first and second extract
  • mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • salt as needed
  • oil as per need
  • water as required

How to make Malabar Chicken Curry

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Put mustard seeds. Allow to crackle.
  3. Add cloves and curry leaves. Stir and let the juices come out in the oil.
  4. Add onions and stir well till they taking color.
  5. Add tomatoes and saute for a few mins.
  6. Once they start getting soft, add ginger and garlic paste and saute, till the raw smell subdues.
  7. Add the chicken pieces along with coriander, chilly, turmeric and Garam Masala powder. Stir well.
  8. Add thin coconut milk, preferably second extract.
  9. Add water as required and salt to taste.
  10. After about 20 mins when the chicken is cooked, add some more coconut milk. make sure this time it is the first extract.
  11. Simmer for about 10 mins.
  12. Serve hot with Indian Bread called as chapati

My Tip:

The curry leaves and the coriander powder need lot of balance, once you get it right, you will get the authentic taste.

Reviews for Malabar Chicken Curry (3)

Tanooshri Jain2 years ago

This is not veg so please change the category from veg to nonveg

U K2 years ago


Sana Basheer2 years ago

looks yummy! thanks for sharing.

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