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Kerala Chicken Curry/Home Style Chicken Curry




Kerala Chicken Curry

Spicy chicken curry is a great accompaniment with rice, appam or chapati.This is the home style chicken the first chicken curry that mom taught me. Sometimes we used to call it standardized regular curry, which she makes every Sunday and it is only occasionally that she experiments with other chicken recipes. Sometimes myself and Sisy would sit with grim faces and declare that we are bored with this regular curry. Today far away from home in a foreign land I am trying to recreate her recipes, but only with partial success-mom's chicken curry is really special. Try this simple, spicy and aromatic Kerala style curry,you will surely love this .

Ingredients

Chicken- 1 1/2 lb
Onions-   2 medium
Shallots-  15-20
Green Chillies- 2
Ginger  -   2 inch thick
Garlic-      8-10
Tomato    1
Curry leaves
Oil
Salt to taste

Spice Mix
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder-  1 tsp
(  piriyan mulaku powder)
Coriander powder- 2 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 to 3/4
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Fennel - 1/2 tsp
Cardamon- 2
Star anise- 1
Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
Clove- 4-5
Jeera- a pinch ( optional)
Nutmeg powder- 1/4 tsp
Javithri- a small piece


Thick coconut milk - 3/4 cup (optional)
Crushed cashews- 4-5
coriander leaves for garnish

Lightly dry roast the ingredients under the spice mix and make a fine powder. Cut, clean and marinate the chicken with this spice mix and keep aside for half an hour. 
Cut onions into thin slices and cut shallots into half's.Crush ginger and garlic into a course paste.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and add curry leaves ( I add 1/2 tsp of sugar to this oil it gives a good caramelized color to onion, but this is optional) ginger and garlic paste and after a minute of sauteing add onions and fry till golden brown. Add tomatoes and salt allow it to cook and mashed up. Now add the marinated chicken and roast in a medium flame till all the masalas are well coated and the chicken starts oozing its own water. Close the lid  for two minutes and cook in a medium flame. At this stage the chicken will cook in its own juice. After two to three minutes add add 1 1/2 cup of water and check salt. Close the lid and cook for 8-10 minutes and stir occasionally. Allow the curry to reach your desired consistency and add coconut milk and crushed cashew nut. Switch off the flame after a minute and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve warm.


Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..

Comments

  1. Hi,

    Droolworthy...yummy...Wish i could dig in rite now!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  2. tempting curry dear,luks so delicious...

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  3. Adipoli chicken curry...Love the curry

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  4. Excellent looking Chicken Curry. Loved the very look of the thick gravy. Must have tasted great as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Luv the color of the gravy ....... yummmmm :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  6. definitely Suja...there is a standard chicken curry in every home...good one.....

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  7. wow lovely one....

    There is a surprise waiting for you at my blog dear....

    Regards,
    Akila

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  8. Looks so yummy, lovely color of the dish..

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  9. delicious chicken curry ...very very tempting click

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  10. Super flavorful chicken curry Suja,looks so yummy!

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  11. Fingerlicking chicken curry, am drooling rite now here...
    Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes

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  12. Delicious and spicy looking chicken curry..kandittu kothiyavunutou.

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  13. loving the colour and they look just spicy :)

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  14. Family recipes work out the best always.

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  15. Spicy chicken curry... kothivarunnu...

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  16. Spicy n delicious curry..Recipe adipoli aayittundu..Will surely try this some day..

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  17. Yummy looking chicken.pinne priyan mulaku podi thanne alle Kashmiri chilli powder?

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  18. Oh my..what a tempting looking chicken curry..

    US Masala

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  20. Cant take my eyes from the click, such a tempting chicken curry suja, looks absolutely delicious and mouthwatering..

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  21. wow, what a color...always love chicken curry

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  22. really tempting chicken curry. wonderful blog too. stop by mine when u find time:)

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  23. Hi, I have an award that i would like to share it with you! please stop by.

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  24. I'm drolling , color is awesome

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  25. Hello from Italy! I found this blog and I really like your kitchen!
    Skip to us, we like to exchange cultures and recipes!

    I hope you like what we do!

    Many greetings from Italy!

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  26. Hello from Italy! I found this blog and I really like your kitchen! I'm so fashinating by Indian recipes so I hope to learn it by visiting you :) I love your Country!!!

    Skip to us, we like to exchange cultures and recipes!

    I hope you like what we do!

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  27. Wow Suja! this looks mouth watering!

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  28. Wow looks so gud...am drooling over ur pics

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  29. hai....vayil vellam vannittu vaya..........

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  30. Loved the color of the chicken curry...Perfect for Appam

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  31. Nice creation...likd the way you presented dear..

    Tasty Appetite

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  32. loved the color..looks so spicy and delicious..

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  33. It looks heavenly. i would just eat it with a chappathi if i get it now

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  34. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments..

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  35. Fantastic and yummy receipe. V all loved it home!! Thanks for sharing this here!!

    Latha

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  36. Hi Suja,
    The chicken is looking real yummy. Love your photographs!!! I am also from Kerala. And a pure non veg. Here is my version of kerala chicken curry. Well its my moms...
    http://welcometocooking.com/side-dish/kerala-chicken-curry/

    Sajana

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  37. i really loved your blog....very nice ....you have all the chicken recipes which i want....thank you once again for sharing good and easy recipes to all....

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