Ceylon chicken curry recipe

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Ceylon chicken curry is a mildly spiced curry recipe from srilankan cuisine. Ceylon chicken curry is prepared with tender chicken cooked in an onion and coconut milk based curry. Coconut milk and spices gives you a good aroma and taste. Ceylon chicken curry is served in most of the restaurants serving Srilankan food and some south Indian restaurants serve this chicken curry.


Chicken 1 kg
Onions 2 no
Green chillies 4 no
Ginger garlic paste 3 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder 2 tbsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Lemon juice of 1 no
Coconut 3/4 no
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste


Step 1

1. Wash and cut chicken into medium size pieces. Add chilli powder and salt, mix well and keep aside for atleast 45 minutes.

Step 2

2. Grind coconut and make two extractions of coconut milk.Chop onions and slit green chillies.

Step 3

3. Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel.Add onions, green chillies, ginger garlic paste, coiriander powder and turmeric powder. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes in a medium fire.

Step 4

4. Add chicken and fry well in a medium fire for few minutes.

Step 5

5. Add 2nd extraction coconut milk and cook in slow fire till chicken is tender.

Step 6

6. Add thick coconut milk, salt and lemon juice. Cook for another 5 minutes in slow fire.

Step 7

7. Serve hot with white rice, biryani, parotta, etc.


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