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Nadan Kozhi Curry/Kerala Chicken Curry

Nadan Kozhi Curry/Kerala Chicken Curry

This is my grandmothers recipe and is a traditional style chicken curry, flavorful and delicious. It is spicy and rich with regional flavors of Kerala like spices,coconut and coconut oil. In this recipe I have used roasted thin coconut slices. You can also add coconut milk. For recipe with coconut milk check here...Nadan kozhi curry goes well with rice, appam or pathiri.

 Chicken- 1 1/2 lb
Shallots sliced- 3 cup
Onion thinly sliced- 1 medium
Ginger garlic paste- 3 tsp
Green chilly-2
Curry leaves- 3 springs
Coconut oil

To fry

Coconut thinly sliced- 1/2 cup
Whole spices- cardamon 2, clove-5
Cinnamon stick- 2 pieces, star aniseed- 1
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp

For the Masala
Chilly powder-2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 3 tsp
Garam Masala powder- 1/2 tsp
Fennel powder- 1 tsp
Asafoetida-1/3 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 1/3 tsp
Salt to taste

Clean and cut chicken into small pieces. Marinate with pepper powder turmeric powder and salt and keep aside for half an hour.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds followed by whole spices and roast till there is a nice aroma. Add coconut slices and roast this till golden brown and crispy. Add in hing and fry for a minute followed by onions, curry leaves and green chilly and saute till onions are golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw flavor disappears. Add the marinated chicken along with chilly powder, coriander powder, fenugreek powder, fennel powder and salt. Reduce heat and toss chicken till it is well coated with the masala and continue to fry till the chicken changes color and gets lightly fried in the outside. This might take around three to four minutes. Add 1 1/2 cup of hot water, cover and cook in medium flame till chicken is done. Take off the lid add garam masala and allow the curry to simmer and thicken. Serve with rice or appam..

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy


  1. Chicken curry and appam - yummy:) Thank you for the recipe, definitely trying this one out. I have tried so many chicken curry recipes and many are good in their own way, but there is something so special about the Kerala chicken curry - perhaps it reminds me of my own Mom's:):)

  2. Yum ...curry looks very good ....spicy n tasty..

  3. What a beautiful presentation dear ~ the curry looks awesome!
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  4. Mouthwatering and fingerlicking of our favourites at home..

  5. Your recipes are very tempting dear...This looks delicious..

  6. I've come across so may nadan recipes in ur space and made me drool . Again this curry is so scrumptious ..

  7. I am drooling over your this delightful dish.. Lovely click as well..

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  8. ummm vayiluda ship odukkaya....would love to have with some pathari

  9. looks perfect and beautifully presented too:)

  10. Woow the curry looks so delicious. Luv the color of the gravy.


  11. My God,this is an amazing recipe.Hats off to your grandmom..hey,sujuse,manushyane vayyathirunnalum veruthe tempt cheyyalaanalle ? enikku paniyanee..ithu kandittanenkil kothiyayittum vayya..(love you ketto suja sugatha..)

  12. Perfect one with appam or pathiri..

  13. Slurp, mouthwatering here, very tempting kozhi curry..

  14. ummm perfect...wen someone say kozhi curry this is how i it with plain rice

  15. pic kandittu kothi akunnu nice presentation

  16. i love these traditionl kerala dishes. so authentic and flavourful/

  17. Drooling..though I have some chicken curry in my fridge :-)

  18. Such a tempting and delicious chicken curry! Looking for some paratha now...:D

  19. Delciious and mouth watering chicken curry..looks awesome!

  20. chicken vechu endokke undakkiyalum ente av ithu thanneya.looks yummy

  21. Slurrrrppp...just need rice to finsih off that bowl :)

  22. Adipoli chicken curry! Perfect with rice and chapatis. Recipe kollam ketto..

  23. Chicken curry looks spicy, delicious and tempting. Very beautiful presentation.

  24. I am in anytime..looks so tempting and yumm!!! adipoli!!

  25. Adipoli!! love to have it with appam, Kanditu kothi varunu :)

  26. mustered seeds and Asafoetida is an interesting addition anad grandma recipe are the best looks yum!

  27. Adipoli chicken curry entha cheyian veggie aayi poyi alle ennal try cheythenae. Pinnae grandma undakiyal perfect aayrikum.

  28. Delicious and mouth watering chicken curry..looks awesome!

  29. neatly presented!!! and aaah yummy chicken curry.. sherikkum nadan look.. hotel kittuna pole unde.. yummmmy

  30. dear...whoever you're killing this dish..:P

    Tasty Appetite

  31. Naadanennu kelkubol thanne vaayil vellam koodi kaanumbol pinne parayaanilla....mouthwatering!!

  32. My mouth is watering, lovely curry! Looks fantastic!
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  33. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments..thanks Ambreen for sharing,so sweet of you for remembering me:)

  34. Spicy and superb chicken curry.

  35. wow..chicken curry adipoli ayittundu...looks so tempting and colorful...loved it..

  36. First i would like to thank u for this wonderful recipe. i tried and it came very tasty.

  37. wow......... this is wonderful curry. thank u . post more recipes.


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