How to make Kerala Style Chicken Curry -

Chicken cooked with flavourful spices and coconut milk.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Kerala Style Chicken Curry

Kerala Style Chicken Curry Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kerala Style Chicken Curry Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 1 inch pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Coconut oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cloves 5-7

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 2 medium

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut milk 1 cup


Step 1

Roughly chop onions.

Step 2

Heat coconut oil in a non-stick pan, add onions, cloves, cinnamon, curry leaves, ginger and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add tomatoes and sauté further for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and pepper powder and mix well. Add chicken pieces and salt and mix well.

Step 5

Add 1 cup water and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat till the chicken is almost done.

Step 6

Add coconut milk and mix well. Cook on low heat till the chicken is done.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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