How to make Chicken Coconut Rasam -

A south indian tangy chicken soup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken bones , Boneless chicken

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Soups

Chicken Coconut Rasam

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Coconut Rasam Recipe

  • Chicken bones 500 grams

  • Boneless chicken 200 grams

  • Tamarind 1 lemon sized ball

  • Coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Rasam powder 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Curry leaves 20 leaves

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup

  • Pure ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chillies broken 2


Step 1

Clean and wash chicken bones. Soak tamarind in half a liter warm water, remove the pulp, strain and reserve.

Step 2

Grind scraped coconut with one-cup warm water, extract coconut milk and keep. Reserve the coconut residue also.

Step 3

Boil chicken bones in about one and half liters of water for about fifteen minutes, skimming the scum from the surface in between.

Step 4

Add tamarind water, tomatoes, boneless chicken, salt, rasam powder, asafoetida, ten curry leaves and continue cooking.

Step 5

Cover and simmer till the liquid reduces by half and you start getting a good aroma. Add the coconut residue to the rasam.

Step 6

Sprinkle chopped coriander and simmer for about three to four minutes. Remove from heat and strain the rasam.

Step 7

Separate the cooked chicken for garnish and discard rest of the residue. Reheat the rasam, add coconut milk and simmer for a couple of minutes.

Step 8

Remove from heat and add the cooked chicken cut into tiny bits.

Step 9

Heat ghee and temper with mustard seeds, red chillies and the remaining curry leaves. Add to the prepared rasam and cover immediately to trap the flavors. Serve immediately.

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