Kozhi Vartha Kari

Chicken marinated and cooked with aromatic spices.

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Main Ingredients Chicken, Dried red chillies
Cuisine Kerala
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Kozhi Vartha Kari

  • 1 kilogram Chicken cut into 16 pieces
  • 2 Dried red chillies
  • 2 inch piece Ginger
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 5 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 medium Onions chopped
  • 12-15 Curry leaves
  • 3 medium Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind pulp
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 20 Black peppercorns crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Grind together red chillies, ginger and garlic. Mix the paste with red chilli powder, lemon juice, turmeric powder and salt and marinate the chicken pieces in this for three hours.
  2. Heat two tablespoons oil in a thick bottom pan and sauté the marinated chicken pieces on high heat till they are dry and slightly brown. Drain and set aside. Add the remaining oil to the pan and sauté the onions till brown. Add curry leaves and stir well. Add tomatoes, salt and coriander powder and cook till oil leaves the masala.
  3. Add the chicken pieces and one cup of water. Cover and cook till the chicken is done and the masala coats the pieces. Add tamarind pulp dissolved in half a cup of water and simmer for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garam masala powder and mix lightly. Adjust the seasoning and add crushed peppercorns.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2030
Carbohydrates 51
Protein 267.3
Fat 83.9