Coorg style chicken curry recipe











Coorg style chicken curry is a delicious side dish. A yummy grayish chicken side dish to serve with rice or roti, perfect when served with akki rotti. It is a traditional curry which is prepared with flavorful home made spice powder, which gives a unique taste to chicken. It is simple and easy to make recipe which is delicious in taste. Do try and enjoy as a side dish for rice or roti’s.

Preparation time – 30 min

Cooking time – 20 min

Serves – 4

Ingredients –

To prepare coorgi masala powder –

 Coriander seeds – 3 tbs

Pepper – 1 tsp

Cumin – 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Cinnamon – 1 inch single stick

Clove – 4 no’s

Method –

To make or to prepare coorgi masala powder –

Heat a pan, dry roast all the ingredients one by one separately to brown in colour in a medium flame, the ingredients must turn dark brown in colour. Take care not to burn any ingredients. Allow the ingredients to cool, once it is ready to powder, transfer all the ingredients to a mixer jar and make a fine powder and keep ready.


To prepare coorg chicken curry –


Chicken – 1 kg cut into medium pieces

Onion – 2 to 3 medium sized chopped

Tomato – 2 no’s chopped

Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbs

Curry leaves – 4 springs

Green chilies – 5 no’s chopped

Coorgi masala powder – 2 tbs

Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Lemon – juice of 1 small lemon (adjust to your taste)

Coriander – 1/4 cup chopped

Salt to taste

Oil to fry


To make or to prepare coorg chicken curry –

Heat a heavy bottomed pan by adding oil in it, when it is hot add chopped green chilies and curry leaves, saute, add chopped onion


Fry onion until translucent.


Add ginger garlic paste into it and fry until raw smell evaporates from it.


Add chopped tomatoes into it fry until it becomes soft and oil separates from it.


Add washed and drained chicken pieces into it, add salt to taste, saute, cook until water in it must absorb/evaporates fully in the chicken


Add  spice powders, and combine with chicken properly.


Add water to cook and close the lid of the pan and cook in a medium flame, stir it occationaly before it is done.


Ensure the chicken is done, bring the curry to a thick in consistency. switch off the flame.


Add fresh lemon juice and toss it well.


Finally add chopped fresh coriander into it and mix


Coorg chicken curry is ready.


Enjoy coorg chicken curry as a side dish for rice or roti’s.

Notes –

To prepare this curry kachampuli is added which is removed/extracted from fruit which will be sour in taste. Other than that fresh lemon juice can also be added to prepare this curry.

Add lemon juice when chicken is done and removed from the flame or else it gives a bitter taste if lemon juice is added before/ cooked.

The consistency of the curry must be thick in consistency.

You can also add 1/2 tsp of poppy seeds to make masala powder.


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2 Responses to “Coorg style chicken curry recipe”

  1. C.SURESHKUMAR says:

    Please submit some more coorg cuisine.

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