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Kerala Style Chicken Curry

Garima Gautam
40 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Kerala Style Chicken Curry RECIPE

Bored of eating regular chicken curries then try this spicy Kerala Style Chicken Curry which is packed with flavours of various spices and curry leaves. Kerala Style Chicken Curry is a spice – rich chicken curry preparation. It is a traditional spicy delicacy with an outstanding flavor of cardamom and a lot of other spices. The fresh cardamom flavor from God’s own country makes the dish simply exotic. This spice-rich chicken curry preparation of Kerala has regional variations in terms of ingredients used. It is prepared in many ways.Kerala Style Chicken Curry can be made with or without coconut milk. In the Chicken Curry roasted coconut masala can also be added to enhance the flavor of the curry.The zesty aroma and flavor of coconut adds a unique touch to this chicken recipe. This Kerala Chicken Curry is a South Indian recipe best served with plain rice, roti, chapatti or pulao and appam!

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • South Indian
  • Frying
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 kg Chicken
  2. 5 tsp Coriander Powder
  3. 3 tsp Chilli Powder
  4. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  5. 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  6. 2 tsp Garam Masala (Ground Spices such as cumin, coriander and cardamom)
  7. 4 tsp Ginger Paste
  8. 4 tsp Garlic Paste
  9. 4 Tomatoes, Diced
  10. 3 Large Onions, Diced
  11. 6 Green Chilles
  12. 3 tbsp Soya Sauce
  13. 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
  14. 10 to 13 Curry Leaves


  1. Clean the chicken and make some deep slit in the pieces.
  2. Take a small bowl and combine 1 teaspoon garam masala, coriander powder,chilli powder, turmeric, pepper powder.
  3. Add ginger and garlic paste to the spice mixture and blend everything properly.
  4. Marinate chicken in this mixture for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in pan and fry diced onions, green chilles and curry leaves. Let it cook till the time onion becomes brown.
  6. Add remaining ginger and garlic paste and garam masala to the pan. Add chopped tomatoes and let it cook till it become soft. Add soya sauce and mix everything well.
  7. Finally add chicken and 1/2 cup of water. Cover the pan and let it boil.
  8. Remove the cover for 2 or 3 times and let the chicken cook from both the sides till is roasted. Garnish it with curry leaves and enjoy.

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Arpita De
Arpita De   Nov-14-2018

Awesome taste. Loved the recipe!!

Shivani Pawar
Shivani Pawar   Dec-21-2017

Yummicious chicken

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