Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)

I otherwise call this Red Chicken Curry for it's brilliant red gravy. Chicken curry well flavored with spices. This recipe is my evolved kind of nadan chicken curry. It goes well with pathiri, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice) and any Indian breads. It is an easy peasy recipe for kerala chicken curry which suits for a weekday menu. Good one for bachelor's and newbies to cooking also.

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Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)I otherwise call this Red Chicken Curry for it's brilliant red gravy. Chicken curry well flavored with spices. This recipe is my evolved kind of nadan chicken curry. It goes well with pathiri, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice) and any Indian breads. It is an easy peasy recip...

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinekerala South Indian
  • Yield6 servings 6 serving
  • Cooking Time50 minutesPT0H50M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time1 hourPT1H0M

Ingredients

Chicken
1 kg
Marination
Pepper powder
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
1 tsp
Salt
1 tsp
Masala Gravy
Onion(medium)
3 numbers
Ginger(grinded)
1 tbsp
Garlic(grinded)
1 tbsp
Chilly Powder
2 tbsps
Coriander Powder
4 tsps
Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp
Aniseed Powder
1 tsp
Curry leaves(Sprig)
3 numbers
Tomato (medium)
2 numbers
Water
1 1/2 cups
Coriander leaves(sprig)
2 numbers
Salt
Coconut oil or Vegetable oil

Steps

  1. Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with the ingredients listed under marination. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)
  2. Slice onion into very small pieces so that it would be easy for it to get mashed into the gravy while chicken gets cooked.
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)
  3. In a kadai, heat the oil. When oil is hot, add the sliced onions, curry leaves, and salt. Adding salt helps the onion to get cooked fast.
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)
  4. Saute the onions until it is lightly brown in color. Add ginger and garlic, saute well.
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)
  5. Once sauteed well, add chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala, aniseed powder and saute. Add oil as needed to fry the masalas. ** This is a bit spicy curry. So adjust chilly powder according to your spice tolerance level.
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)
  6. Grind the tomatoes. Once masalas are done, add tomato into it.
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)
  7. Saute for around 5 minutes in medium flame, until tomatoes are cooked.
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)
  8. Add water. Bring it to boil and adjust salt in the gravy. Then add marinated chicken pieces. Stir till the chicken pieces are well coated.
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)
  9. Cover and cook until chicken is done. It will take around 20 minutes.
  10. Coriander leaves are optional. Add it only if you like the coriander leaves flavor. Boil till the gravy is up to the consistency desired.
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)
  11. Serve it with pathiri, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice) and any Indian breads :)
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)
    Kerala Style Chicken Curry - without coconut (Nadan kozhi curry)

Notes

  • Coconut oil is preferred to get the authentic taste.
  • It tastes the best with chicken with skin or chicken with fat.