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Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.

Kerala Chicken Curry with Roasted Coconut (Varutharacha Chicken Curry)

Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine indian south indian kerala
Keyword chicken curry, chicken curry with coconut, kerala chicken curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 280 kcal
Author Jane Jojo

Ingredients

  • 1 kilogram chicken

Marination

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Roasted Coconut Mix

  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup Shallots / Small onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 8 number red chilli

Masala Gravy

  • 2 number onion (medium size)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 number tomato (large)
  • 3 sprig curry leaves

Instructions

  1. Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with the ingredients listed under marination. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
    Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  2. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Add sliced shallots. Saute well until soft and then add grated coconut, red chili, and fennel seeds. Saute well until coconut turns golden brown. Switch off the stove. Transfer the roasted coconut mix into the blender or mixi bowl. Let it cool. Then add water, grind well and make a fine smooth paste.
    Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  3. Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  4. Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  5. Slice onion into very small pieces so that it would be easy for it to get mashed into the gravy while chicken gets cooked. Dice tomatoes into small pieces.
  6. Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced onion, curry leaves and salt. Adding salt helps the onion to get cooked fast. Saute them until onion is soft and turns light brown.
    Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  7. Add ginger and garlic crushed or paste. Saute them well. Add extra oil as needed.
    Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  8. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and saute well. Add oil as needed to fry the masalas.
    Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  9. Add diced tomatoes. Mix it well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
    Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  10. Once tomatoes are cooked, add marinated chicken pieces. Stir till the pieces are well coated with the masala. Cover and cook until chicken is done. It will take around 20 minutes.
    Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  11. Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  12. Add the coconut paste, 1 cup water and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until it boils. Adjust salt in the gravy. Boil till the gravy is up to the consistency desired.
    Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  13. Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads.
  14. Serve it with pathiri, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice) and any Indian breads ?

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