Malvani chicken curry | How to make Malvani chicken curry

By Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra  |  31st Mar 2016  |  
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About Malvani chicken curry Recipe

A famous and flavourful dish from Maharashtra. It needs alot of coconut which is easily available in the Konkan area. A coconut based spicy yet tasty recipe. I have learnt this recipe from my Marathi friend.

Malvani chicken curry

Ingredients to make Malvani chicken curry

  • For marination:
  • chicken - 700 gms
  • ginger Paste - 1 tsp
  • garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • salt - As required
  • turmeric powder -1 tsp
  • chilli powder -2 tsp
  • lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Malvani masala -
  • cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Green cardamom - 3
  • Black cardamom - 1
  • cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • cloves- 4-5
  • Shahjeera - 1 tsp
  • Jaifol / nutmeg - 1/2 tsp
  • javitri / mace - 1/2 tsp
  • Black peppercorns - 7-8
  • Dry Red chilli - 2
  • Grated coconut- 4-5 tbsp
  • poppy seeds -2 tbsp
  • For the gravy:
  • onion- 2 thinly sliced
  • ginger paste -1 tsp
  • garlic paste -2 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • turmeric powder- 1-2 tsp
  • salt - As required
  • Green chilli -1 finely chopped
  • Malvani masala- 3-4 tbsp
  • Garom masala- 2 tsp

How to make Malvani chicken curry

  1. Marinate the chicken with ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and lemon juice for 1 hour.
  2. Heat a pan with 1 tbsp oil, add the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, shahjeera, black peppercorns, red chillies, jaifol, javitri, grated coconut, poppy seeds.
  3. Stir continuously until it develops a nice aroma and turns into a nice golden colour. Turn off the gas and place it into a grinder. Let it cool, then make fine paste with the help of a little water. The malvani masala is ready, keep it aside.
  4. Heat a kadai with 4-5 tbsp of oil, add the bay leaf. Then add the thinly sliced onion and frying onion till it turns to a nice golden colour, then add the ginger and garlic paste, salt to taste, turmeric powder, kashmiri chili powder, chopped green chilli.
  5. Then add the marinated chicken and mix it well with the onion masala on a medium-high flame for 4-5 mins. Cover the kadai, reduce the flame on fire for 7-8 mins.
  6. After 8 mins, add the malvani masla and mix it well with the chicken. Then add a cup of water, give it a nice stir and keep cooking further for 10 mins on a medium heat.
  7. When the chicken becomes tender, it has a thick gravy and the oil separates from the chicken masala, this means it is ready. Add the garam masala and 1-2 tsp of lemon juice. Give it a nice stir.
  8. Keep the gravy as per your desired consistency and sprinkle some coriander leaves.
  9. Place it on a serving bowl. Serve it with steamed rice, roti, naan, bakhri or whatever you like.

My Tip:

Dry roast all the marination ingredients and make a fine paste with the help of a little water.

Reviews for Malvani chicken curry (7)

Nahida Aktera year ago


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Cake-delivery. in2 years ago

Wow! what a great recipe you have posted here on this web portal.Thanks.

altaf shah3 years ago


Deviyani Srivastava3 years ago

So mouth watering!

Rubi Kumari3 years ago


Shalini Dubey3 years ago

so yummy!

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