Malabar chicken curry or varutharacha chicken curry

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
40 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
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


  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • Saute chopped onions,green chillies and saute well. Add the ginger and garlic in to it and saute until raw smell goes off.
  • Add turmeric powder,coriander powder,red chilli powder and saute well. Once the raw smell goes,add the chopped tomato.
  • Cover and cook on medium flame until the tomato is well cooked. Add chicken pieces and 1/2 cup water,stir well.
  • Cover and cook till chicken is almost cooked. Finally add coconut paste and curry leaves and let it boil for 2-3 minutes.


Malabar Chicken Curry or Varutharacha Chicken Curry, photo 1Malabar Chicken Curry or Varutharacha Chicken Curry, photo 2


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