Kerala Style Chicken Kuruma


Kerala Style Chicken Kuruma is unique and special with a lip smacking creamy texture that comes from cashew coconut paste. And there is no yogurt at all. There are many chicken gravy dishes out there, but I believe this recipe beats them all. I hope you enjoy this recipe! The dish is yummy and goes well with almost anything, be it Kerala Appam, porotta, string hoppers or naan. As always, if you decide to make this, I’d love to see how it turns out for you. The creamy gravy coats the succulent bits of chicken as well. Kerala Style Chicken Kuruma is one of the easiest chicken curry dishes with readily available ingredients. The gravy is rich in itself. The color and texture of the dish is most inviting. Every time I plan for a different dish but end up preparing this kid friendly Kerala Style Chicken Kuruma dish. My kids love licking the mild flavored creamy coconut gravy that is subtle in spicy flavors.

I love Kerala Style Chicken Kuruma with Ghee rice. This is a quite popular side dish in Kerala Cuisine. This is a fuss free chicken dish and stands perfect for party servings as well. You can serve the dish with a wide range of dishes. You can easily impress your friends and guests. Tender chickens are most suited for the dish. Kuruma dishes are spiced not for heat but for delicious flavors. Kerala Style Chicken Kuruma has the basic ingredients of a classic chicken curry and an extra cashew coconut mixture. This is a complete, wholesome and healthy chicken dish spiced up with the richness of cashews. Chicken is rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. You can discover a well detailed Kerala Style Chicken Kuruma here that can be easily prepared at home.

Kerala Style Chicken Kuruma

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 People



  • Heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon stick, cardamom and clove.
  • Add ginger garlic crushed, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Add sliced onion and saute till it becomes soft.
  • Now add tomato and mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes in low to medium flame.
  • When the tomato becomes soft, add all powdered masala and salt as required.
  • Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken pieces, Combine well.
  • Pour hot water and mix well. Cover and cook for 25-30 minutes in medium flame.
  • Finally grind the grated coconut, cashew nuts and fennel seeds by adding little water to make a smooth paste. Add it into the chicken curry. Adjust the consistency by adding little water only if required.
  • When it starts to boil, add chopped coriander leaves and remove it from the flame.


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  1. R
    Rajesh October 17, 2023

    5 stars
    Tried this and it came out very good. Thanks for sharing,

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