Thursday, November 25, 2010

CHICKEN CURRY ( Naadan chicken curry)

This is an authentic Kerala style chicken curry. This goes excellent with any kind of rice, plain rice, biryani etc and with idli, dosa, idiyappam, pathiri,parotta,chapathi,nan etc


Chicken------------------------- 1 lb
For marination
Ginger--------------------------1 inch
Garlic---------------------------5 large cloves
Small onion or Red onion------  1/4 cup roughly chopped
Black pepper corns------------ 1 tsp
Red chilly powder-------------- 1 tsp or as needed
Turmeric powder--------------- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-------------- 2 tbsp
Salt as needed

For gravy
Oil------------------------------- 1 tbsp
Onion---------------------------1 cup, sliced 
Green chilly--------------------  3, slit lengthwise
Tomato------------------------- 1 medium size, sliced
Ginger-------------------------- 1/2 inch piece,chopped finely
Garlic----------------------------2 large cloves,chopped finely
Chicken masala powder----1 tsp (optional)
Kashmiri chilly powder------1/2 tsp
Coriander powder------------ 1 tsp
Garam masala powder------ 1/4 tsp
 Coriander/cilantro leaves-- 1 tbsp, chopped

  1. Dry roast black pepper corns, red chilly powder ,coriander powder and turmeric powder of marinating ingredients .
  2. Now grind all the marinating ingredients to a smooth paste.
  3. Then marinate chicken with this smoothly ground gravy for minimum one hour or overnight in refrigerator.
  4. Then pressure cook the chicken. You don't have to add water to cook chicken as the marination itself has some water in it and chicken will also ooze out some moisture.
  5. Now in a medium heat pan add a tbsp of oil and saute finely chopped ginger and garlic.
  6. Then add sliced onions and green chillies to it and saute till onions are fully cooked.
  7. Next add sliced tomatoes and saute till it is soft.
  8. Now add all the masalas. At this point, you can adjust the masalas to your taste.
  9. Next add in the pressure cooked chicken . Add needed salt.
  10. Now slow cook it for about 10 minutes till the gravy becomes slightly thick and all the ingredients are fully incorporated with the chicken.
  11. Switch off the flame and add coriander/cilantro leaves to it.
  12. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Note: It tastes better if chicken is marinated and kept in refrigerator for overnight.

Marinate chicken

Pressure cooked chicken

Step 5 to 8


  1. Oh!! would love to have this yummy looking chicken preparation with parathas.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. hi dear,

    Lovely chicken curry...:)yummy...:)


  3. So spicy and yummy, great click too...

  4. A treat for chicken lovers..fantastic color n texture!

    US Masala

  5. chicken curry adipoli ayittundu ketto

  6. It"s chicken tonight with your wonderful recipe. This delicious curry is always a welcome treat at home especially on a rainy day like today! Thanks for sharing.Cheers!!!

  7. flavourful delicious curry looks wonderful

  8. Chicken is my most favourite! Ur curry makes me really hungry now!!! Ooooo yummm ;)

  9. Curry looks delicious. I have a sweet surprise at my blog.

  10. What a delicious combination!It looks absolutely delicious!

  11. Yummy looking Coriander chicken curry dish when u get time, I love the coriander flavor as well. Pics are awesome..

  12. curry looks so delicious and spicy,. absolutely splendid love this curry very much.


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