Traditional Kerala Chicken Curry


Traditional Kerala Chicken Curry

Kerala style chicken curry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people



  • For preparing traditional kerala chicken curry, marinate the chicken pieces with salt, chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder for 1/2 hour.
  • Heat coconut oil in a big kadai and splutter mustard seeds.
  • After it starts to crackle, add dry chillies and half the curry leaves.
  • Add the coconut bits, shallots and onion. Fry until it becomes brown in colour.
  • Then add ginger, garlic and slit green chillies. Saute till done.
  • Toss in the marinated chicken and fry well.
  • Pour required water and allow it to cook till tender on medium heat for 25 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is done, add in the coconut milk to the curry and bring to a boil. Now turn the heat to low flame and cook for 15 minutes.
  • When the curry turns to a semi thick consistency, turn off the flame and mix in the remaining curry leaves, pepper powder and garam masala powder.
  • Traditional kerala chicken curry is ready. Serve hot with rice, chapati or tapioca.
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