Kannur Chicken Curry / Malabar Chicken Curry



Kannur Chicken curry / Malabar Chicken curry


What makes Malabar Chicken Curry special is the gravy made with Roasted coconut. In Kannur  and Thalassery areas this chicken curry is served with Malabar Ghee Rice or Bread.


Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken pieces
  •  few fresh spices (cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg)
  • 1 onion ,sliced
  • 1 tbs ginger, chopped
  • 1 tbs garlic, chopped
  • 1 tomato
  • 1  tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chicken masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 green chillies
  • salt, as needed
  • cilantro, to garnish
  • curry leaves, to garnish
To grind
  • 1/2 cup grated coconuts
  • 1 whole dried red chilli
  • 1 tbs coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • few pepper corns
 Directions
    Marinate the chicken pieces with salt, pepper, chilli powder and little bit of lemon juice or yogurt, set aside
for15 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile dry roast the coconuts till light brown, add  turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper corn and coriander powder.Cool it and grind to a smooth paste.

   Heat 1 tbs oil in a pan, add few fresh spices.When nice aroma appears add chilli powder, coriander powder and chicken masala. Saute till raw smell goes away. Add ginger, garlics, green chillies onions and tomatoes.. Saute for 2 to 5  minutes.To this add marinated chicken pieces. Cook covered without adding water.When the chicken is half cooked add ground coconut masala paste and 1/2 cup water. Cook till done. Adjust salt. Add  more water if the gravy is too thick.Garnish with fresh cilantro and curry leaves. Serve with ghee rice, Bread , chappathi etc...








Comments

  1. Definitely kerala curries taste deilcious with these coconut based gravies, yumm yumm.

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  2. Looks delicious..yummy gravy,thanks for sharing.

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  3. Chicken curry looks really delicious Vrinda

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  4. that looks awesome n authentic.. good one :)

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  5. oh..nammade swantham chicken curry.ethine oru taste vere oru chicken curry kum ella.Adipli ayittundu .kothipichu:)

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  6. curry looks really delicious....

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  7. Chicken curry excellent! Yummy! >:)

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  8. That looks delicious vrinda.....That being said, i make it in a differnt way.....since we use sauteed coconut in this, we call it varutharacha kozhi curry.....You can check it @ mine...i add fennel seeds as well...:)

    BTW...loved teh pic....that paathram looks sooo good!!ente oru kannu athil undu ketto.

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  9. The chicken curry looks simply awesome. Hope to repeat the same preparation in my kitchen as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. Oh my goodness! I immediately bookmarked this recipe! Dinner tonight, mayhap? ;-)

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  11. love your photography skills girl! for myself, i hardly eat curry because I cant take the spice. btw, my name is jen from toronto and i've just stumble upon your page. you have a really interesting page here. I'll be stopping by a lot. feel free to pop by and leave comments :)

    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  12. This looks definitely mouth watering!I love all spices here and you make a great presentation here.

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  13. This is just perfect Vrinda...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  14. What a lovely curry with the roasted coconut! Such a delicious flavor to impart on the dish!

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  15. Looks delicious Vrinda... even we call it as varutharacha curry...

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  16. Fingerlicking chicken curry, makes me hungry..

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  17. excellent...im always on the look out fr diff chicken curry recipes...

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  18. ohhhhhhh, they looks simply splendid dear.
    you are most welcome to my space.

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  19. I love chicken curry! Love the spices. This sounds so delicious, thank you for posting such wonderful food! Great pictures!

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  20. Interesting recipe and it's definitely a must try one. Love it.

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  21. Looks mouthwatering, nice recipe

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  22. PErfect.. luks delicous , spicy and nice color too... and very tempting clicks
    u have a beautiful space and good collection of recipes.. if u find time visit my blog... happy to follow ur blog

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  23. Looks really good. I will definitely try this out!

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  24. the chicken curry with dried coconut my evertime favorite chick curry .. really best with kerala paratha yummo yum

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  25. chicken n dry coconut..cute combooo...

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  26. aaah... manam ivide vare varunundu.... Super chicken curry

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  27. hoooo nammuda nattyilla chicken curry.....kuthari chorum chicken curry ummmm..yummy

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  28. This is my favourite. Waw, that was a nice preparation and looks very delicious. Thanx for sharing dear.

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  29. Yum looks so delicious and perfect presentation :)

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