December 19, 2011

Malabar Chicken Curry - Kerala Recipe

For the Masala:
olive Oil – 2 tbsp
Onion – 1/4 , large, finely sliced
Curry Leaves – handful
Whole Coriander Seeds – 3 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies – 4-5 (or to taste)
Garlic Cloves – 6, large, chopped
Ginger – 1 tbsp, minced
Shredded Coconut – 1/3 cup
Water – 1 cup
For the Curry:
Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tspn
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Dried red chilles- 2 (broken into two)
Onion – 1/2 large, finely sliced
Green Chillies – 6 or to taste, slit
Salt to taste
Tomatoes – 2, medium, sliced
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Chicken – 1 lb
Water as needed
For the Masala:
1.Heat Oil in a pan on medium heat.
2.Once hot, add the sliced Onions.
3.Add the Curry Leaves and cook till the Onions become translucent.
4.Add the Coriander Seeds and the Dry Red Chillies.
5.Cook for about 1-2 minutes.
6.Add the Garlic and the Ginger.
7.Allow this to cook till the Onions are caramelized and the whole mixture well done.
8.Add the Coconut and allow it to toast and get a little golden in color.
9.Transfer, allow it to cool down and grind (to a fine paste) with 1 cup of Water, adding little at a time. Keep aside.
For the Curry:
1.Heat Oil in a pan on medium heat.splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves and red chillies.
2.Add the Onions and the Green Chillies and mix.
3.Sprinkle a little Salt to speed up the cooking process.
4.Allow the Onions to get a  golden brown color.
5.Add the Tomatoes and cook till they are all integrated with the Onions.
6.Lower the heat and add the ground Masala.
7.Increase the heat a bit and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
8.Do the taste test and adjust the spices as needed.
9.Add the chicken and mix well.
10.Add the amount of water you need to make gravy and add salt as needed.Mix well and cover and allow the Chicken to cook.
11. Be sure to keep and eye on it and keep stirring ever once in a while till done.

Serve with rice,roti,dosa..etc


  1. Lipsmackingly delicious looking malabar chicken curry. Thanks a lot for sharing this lovely recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. This looks awesome have made it perfectly..


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  4. Thanks for sharing this heavenly chicken recipe in such easy steps. I tried it making it at home yesterday & trust me it was delectable. I served it as main course along with authentic Tandoori Chicken recipe as starters. My family just loved it!