Malabar chicken curry or varutharacha chicken curry

  • Malabar Chicken Curry or Varutharacha Chicken Curry
  • Malabar Chicken Curry or Varutharacha Chicken Curry, Photo 2
Recipe type:
Main Dish
Number of serving:
4 servings
15 min
Cook time:
40 min
Ready in:
55 min
Very Easy


- Chicken – 1/2 kg cut into medium size pieces
- Onion (Chopped) – 2
- Garlic (chopped) -1 1/2 teaspoon
- Ginger (chopped) -1 ½ teaspoon
- Green Chilly (Slit) – 3
- Tomato (chopped) -1
- Red Chilly Powder – 1 teaspoon
- Coriander Powder- 2 teaspoon
- Turmeric Powder- 1/4 teaspoon
- Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
- Fennelseeds – 1/2 teaspoon
- Cardamom – 1
- Cloves – 3
- Cinnamon – 2 small piece
- Shallots – 5
- Coconut Oil/ Vegetable oil -1 tablespoons
- Salt -to taste
- Curry leaves – 2 twigs


Step 1

Heat a frying pan and dry roast the grated coconut,shallots and all the spices(fennel seeds,cloves,cinnamon and cardamom) on low-medium heat till coconut becomes brown in color.

Step 2

Remove from fire,allow to cool and grind the mix with little water to a fine paste. Heat a non-stick sauce pan and add oil .

Step 3

Saute chopped onions,green chillies and saute well. Add the ginger and garlic in to it and saute until raw smell goes off.

Step 4

Add turmeric powder,coriander powder,red chilli powder and saute well. Once the raw smell goes,add the chopped tomato.

Step 5

Cover and cook on medium flame until the tomato is well cooked. Add chicken pieces and 1/2 cup water,stir well.

Step 6

Cover and cook till chicken is almost cooked. Finally add coconut paste and curry leaves and let it boil for 2-3 minutes.


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