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Malabar Chicken Curry

Malabar Chicken Curry is a delicious traditional chicken curry made with roasted coconut and ground spices. This method of preparation is appreciated by chicken lovers not only in Kerala but all over the country.


Chicken 1 kg
Onions 2
Ginger paste 2 tsp
Garlic paste 2 tsp
Tomatoes 2
Green chillies 4
Potatoes 4
Coriander powder 4 tbsp
Pepper powder 4 tbsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Coconut milk 2 cups
Dried fenugreek leaves ½ tsp
Coriander leaves
Malabar Chicken Curry

Method of Preparation

Heat oil in a vessel and add two sliced onions, 2 tsp ginger paste, 2 tsp garlic paste, four sliced green chillies, two chopped tomatoes and four diced potatoes and sauté briskly. As the masala browns add 1 kg chicken pieces, the coriander and the garam masala powder and salt and mix thoroughly. Add water, for cooking and simmer for 45 minutes. When the chicken is almost fully cooked add coriander leaves and 2 cups of coconut milk. Season the curry with fenugreek leaves heated in coconut oil. Garnish with additional coriander leaves if desired.