Traditional South Indian chicken curry

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In South India coconut and curry leaves are popular ingredients in curry. This is a basic chicken curry, easily prepared with simple ingredients which is rich in taste and it can be served as a side dish with biryani, roti’s, poori’s and akki roti’s. 

 Preparation time – 15 to 20 min

Cooking time – 20 to 25 min

Serves – 4 to 5

Ingredients  :

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Chicken – 1 kg

Onion – 2 medium size ( cut 1 onion into medium pieces and another chopped for seasoning)

Ginger – 1/2 inch chopped roughly

Garlic – 1o  cloves

Cloves – 3 to 4 nos

Cinnamon – 2 small pieces

Coconut – 1 cup (grated)

Coriander powder – 3 tsp

Red chili powder – 1 to 2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 8 to 10 leaves

Coriander leaves – 2 tsp (chopped)

Salt to taste

Oil to fry – 3 to 4 tsp

Procedure :

Clean and wash the chicken pieces drain and keep aside. Make a paste of all the above ingredients by adding little water.

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Take a kadai add curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and 1 chopped onion into it, sauté till it turns to golden brown in colour.

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Add cleaned and dressed chicken pieces mix well cook till water evaporates from it add salt to taste. Add grounded masala paste and mix properly till raw smell disappears.

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Add a cup of water and mix the masala together, cover the lid of the kadai.

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Cook in a medium flame for 20 to 25 min. When chicken cooked, see the consistency and bring it to a thick curry.

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Enjoy with Biryani as a side dish.

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2 Responses to “Traditional South Indian chicken curry”

  1. Its too easy to prepare. Thickened the curry in masala gravy. So delicious to enjoy

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