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Hi Friends , presenting my version of not so complicated , spicy and delicious Kerala style Chicken curry. It is not very different than the usual way of preparing chicken curry , but thought of sharing it here as few of them had requested for the recipe.

Sharing the detailed recipe below , Do try it and share your feedback.


Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 45 mins

Serves: 3 to 4


  • Chicken : 1/2kg ( with bone preferred)
  • Red onions: 1 large sliced
  • Tomato: 1/2 or 1 small chopped
  • Green chillies: 2 slit
  • Curry leaves few
  • Ginger garlic : 1tbsp crushed
  • Kashmiri Chilli powder: 1tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1n 1/2tbsp
  • Fennel seed/ perinjeerakam powder: 1tsp
  • Chicken Masala: 1tbsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Cinnamon stick: 1 small
  • Green cardamom: 3
  • Cloves:3
  • Star anise: 1
  • Black peppercorns: 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves: few chopped
  • Coconut oil: 3 tbsp


  • Kashmiri Chilli powder: 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1/2tsp
  • Chicken masala: 1tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1tsp
  • Yoghurt: 2tbsp
  • Salt: 2tsp


  • Marinate the chicken pieces with the ingredients listed under “For Marination”.Keep it covered for 30 mins.
  • Heat oil for shallow frying, add the chicken pieces, cover n cook , turning in between, till all sides are fried and tender.
  • Transfer the chicken to a bowl and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add the whole spices ( cardamom,cloves,cinnamon,peppercorns,star anise). Toss.
  • Add sliced onions, green chillies and curry leaves with some salt. Cover and cook till it turns soft with intermittent sauteeing.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add chopped tomatoes , cook till soft and mushy.
  • Lower the flame, add turmeric powder, fennel seed powder, kashmiri chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix well, sprinkle some hot water to combine.
  • Add a cup of water and let it come to boil
  • Add chicken masala and mix. Add the fried chicken masala and mix gently.
  • Add 1 more cup of hot water and some salt if required. Cover and cook on high flame for 5 mins.
  • Open the lid and simmer for another 10 mins or till the gravy thickens.
  • Finally add some chopped coriander leaves and mix. Keep it covered for atleast 30 mins before serving.

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