Cornish hens cooked indian-kerala style

Main Dish
5 servings
1 hour
1 hour


Number of serving: 5
Cornish Hens- 2 small birds, cut up into large chunks

Onions- 2 sliced

Ginger - 1/2 inch piece

Garlic - 5 cloves

Haldi powder- 1/2 tspn

Chilli powder- 1/2 tspn

Chicken masala powder- 1 1/2 Tblspn

Green chillies- 3

Lemon juice- 1 Tblspn

Olive Oil- 2-4 Tblspns

Tomato puree- 1 cup

Salt to taste

Lots of Curry leaves- 2-4 sprigs

Tempering- mustard seeds, red chillies, fenugreek seeds (a pinch), curry leaves(2 sprigs)


  • Method:

    1. Marinate the meat in lemon juice, chilli powder and salt overnight.

    2. Crush together the ginger, garlic and green chillies and keep aside.

    3. Heat Oil in a deep skillet and add onions and stir for a while until golden brown.

    4. Add the crushed raw masala and saute for a minute before adding the meat.

    5. Add 1 cup water, haldi, chicken masala powder and additional salt as needed.

    6. Add more water until the meat is just about submerged in the gravy.

    7. Let cook on slow fire until the cornish hens are well cooked and gravy is now very thick. remove from fire.

    8. Heat a small pan, add oil and temper the mustard seeds, red chillies and fenugreek seeds.

    When the mustard seeds splutter add curry leaves and pour over the curry. Mix well. Garnish with curry leaves.




My children like to eat this, so yummy and delicious.

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