Malabar Chicken Curry

Malabar Chicken Curry
How to make Malabar Chicken Curry
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Aromatic and delectable, Malabar chicken curry is a special Kerala-style chicken curry that is cooked in coconut oil and curry leaves followed by mustard seeds.

Ingredients Of Malabar Chicken Curry

  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 15-20 Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 2 small Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 medium Onions
  • 3-4 Green Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 500 gram Chicken Pieces
  • to taste Salt

How to Make Malabar Chicken Curry

  • 1.Heat oil in a pan, add chopped and sliced onions and fry until slightly brown. Keep stirring while frying. Once done, add curry leaves, green chillies followed by ginger-garlic paste. Fry again.
  • 2.The next step is to add coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, black pepper powder and mix everything well. Keep stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  • 3.After that add chopped tomatoes, salt to taste, cover and cook again for 3-4 minutes or until tomatoes turn mushy.
  • 4.Once done, add chicken, mix and cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Then add fresh coconut paste and water (To make coconut paste, add coconut and water in a blender and blend until smooth and consistent paste). Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

For tempering or tadka

  • 1.heat coconut oil in another pan, add mustard seeds, green chillies and let them splutter for 5-6 seconds. Then add chopped coconut (fresh) along with shallots. Fry on medium heat until the onion turns slightly brown.
  • 2.Pour the chicken tadka on the chicken curry and your delish is ready to relish.
  • 3.Serve with parotta, steamed rice and even tandoori paratha along with lime quarters and of course onion rings.

Key Ingredients: 

Coconut Oil, Curry leaves, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Black pepper powder, Tomatoes (chopped), Onions, Green Chillies, Ginger-garlic paste, Mustard Seeds, Chicken Pieces, Salt