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?

  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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