Thursday, 13 February 2014

Varutharacha kozhi curry/Chicken in roasted coconut gravy

   Varutharacha kozhi curry/Chicken in roasted coconut gravy

              It is traditional Kerala chicken curry with roasted coconut gravy.It will be good with kerala porotta chapathi and with rice.


  • Chicken :1/2 kg
  • Onion(sliced):2
  • Tomato(sliced):1
  • Ginger:1"piece
  • Garlic:5 cloves
  • Turmeric powder:1/4 tspn
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil
  • Salt

To roast and grind:

  • Grated coconut:1/2 cup
  • Coriander powder:2 tspn
  • Chilly powder:2 tsp
  • Dry red chilly:3
  • Fennel/perumjeerakam:1/2 tspn
  • Cinnamon/patta:1 stick
  • Shallots/kunjulli:5
  • Clove/grampoo:4
  • Cardamom/elakka:2
  • Star anise/thakkolam:2
  • Whole pepper corn:1/2 tspn


  • Heat a pan with little oil.Add all the ingredients under "to roast and grind" except  chilly powder and coriander powder.
  • Stir it continuosly until the coconut turns light brown in colour.(should be careful.. colour change in the last few minutes will be very fast..)
  • Now add coriander powder and stir it well.
  • Add chilly powder and stir it well
  • Switch of the flame and let it cool.
  • Grind the roasted ingredients with little water.Keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil
  • Add sliced onion and saute well till it turn golden brown colour.
  • Add tomato and curry leaves.Saute  it well.
  • Grind ginger and garlic together and add it to the cooked tomato onion mixture.Saute it well till it leaves the raw smell.
  • Add salt, and turmeric powder.
  • Add cleaned chicken pieces to it and mix it well.
  • Add ground paste to it.
  • Adjust the consistency by adding enough water.
  • Close the pan with lid and cook it in low flame.


  1. mouth watering recipe remya :)

    can the chili powder and coriander powder be replaced with increased no of dry chilies and coriander seeds?

    1. sure...that is the traditional style...

  2. Lovely, tasty. Love it to the core.

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

  3. Wow.... drooling here... my all time favourite... chicken curry... no other dish can beat this authentic kerala gravy....


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