Chicken Curry Recipe (using coconut) | How to make Chicken Curry

Here I come with my first non-veg dish to my blog :).
Chicken Curry using coconut is one of the best chicken curry I ever had.Of Course it is mom style recipe so i just love to eat it always :). This is special dish of our native (Coastal Karnataka).
Eventhogh I started cooking after my wedding,i wonder sometimes I never cooked anything special for my parents these years.Whenever they visited me or I went home, mom used to cook good food and that's how i never realized..
But today I cooked this specially for dad :).Hope he likes it....

Chicken Curry (using coconut)


500 gm chicken(cleaned and cut into medium pieces)
1/2 cup Coriander leaves/Cilantro
2 Green Chillies
6-7 Garlic flakes
1/2 inch Ginger
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Salt

1 1/4 cup Coconut Grated (can use 3/4 cup grated coconut + 1/2 cup coconut milk)
2 medium Onion(roughly chopped)
1 1/2 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
5-6 Dry Red Chilly
1 tsp Oil

Garam Masala(clockwise in the pic)
1 Bay leaf
1/2 tsp Shah zeera
8-10 Pepper Corns
1 pod Start Anise
1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
5-6 Cloves
2 inch Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Fennel Seeds/Saunf
1 Tbsp Black Stone Flower/dagad phool
1/2 tsp poppy seeds/Khus khus
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds/zeera

1 Onion
1 Tomato(optional)
1 tsp Oil
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
Coriander leaves to garnish

Chicken Curry (using coconut)

1.Make a paste using ingredients under marinade.(Coriander leaves,Green Chillies,Ginger,Garlic)
2.Marinate Chicken with above paste,Turmeric and salt for 1 hour.

Chicken Curry (using coconut)

Meantime lets make Masala for curry.
1.In a wide pan dry roast the coconut and keep aside.
2.Now dry roast Coriander seeds and dry red chillies and keep aside.
3.Heat oil in the same pan and saute onions till brown and keep aside.
Chicken Curry (using coconut)

4.Now saute all garam masala for 20 seconds. Take care not to burn them.
5.Now Grind all above things together with sufficient water to fine paste in a grinder/food processor. Don't use more water.
6.Masala is ready.
Chicken Curry (using coconut)

Lets make chicken Curry now.
1.Heat oil in kadai. When oil is hot add onions and saute till brown.
2.Now add marinated chicken and coconut milk(if using) and cook till chicken is half done.
3.Now add ground masala and chopped tomato and cook covered till chicken is almost done.
Chicken Curry (using coconut)

4.Switch off and keep covered. Chicken will get cooked to 100% in the heat.
5.Add lime juice while serving and give a gentle mix.
6.Garnish with coriander leaves.

We can have this chicken curry with rice,roti/chapati & Neer dosa(which is very good combo with it ).
Chicken Curry (using coconut)

Enjoy eating :)
Do try and share your experience by comments here or my Facebook page
I would love to hear from you all :)
Enjoy Cooking....


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