Kerala Style Chicken Curry Recipe

Aromatic , spicy and tasty , Malabar chicken curry is a special Kerala-style chicken curry that is made in coconut oil and curry leaves tempered by mustard seeds. It will go with chapati, rice and dosa .


  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 15-20 Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 2 small Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 medium Onions
  • 3-4 Green Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 500 gram Chicken Pieces
  • Salt

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Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions and fry until light brown. Keep stirring while frying. Once done, add curry leaves, green chillies followed by ginger-garlic paste. Fry again.

Then add coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, black pepper powder and mix everything well. Keep stirring for 2-3 minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes, salt , cover and cook again for 3-4 minutes or until tomatoes half cooks.

Next add chicken and cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Add fresh coconut paste and water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

In another pan heat coconut oil  add mustard seeds, green chillies and let them splutter for 5-6 seconds. Then add chopped coconut (fresh) along with shallots. Fry on medium heat until the onion becomes lightl brown.

Pour that on the chicken curry and your delish is ready to serve.

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