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Sunday, February 02, 2014

Varutharacha Chicken Curry Recipe | Kerala style Chicken Curry| My 100th Post (Mom's Special Recipe)

Yet another milestone for  Happy's Cook, it's 100th post.  When my mom was there, we planned something special for this occasion. But somehow my mom's signature recipe came as my 100th post. I am really happy and blessed to present you all this simple and yummy chicken curry which my mom makes. I usually make Chicken curry differently (I will try to post that too). But Jany likes this chicken curry which they make it in my home. So two weeks back, he was asking for this chicken curry and I tried it on that Sunday. It came out really well. Here we go for the recipe:

Chicken -  1/2 Kg 
Shallots(Small Onion) - 15 peeled 
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp 
Salt - as required 
To dry roast & grind: 
Coconut - 1 Cup(grated) 
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp 
Cloves - 2 
Cinnamon - 1 inch 
Star anise - 1 
Cardamom - 2 
Kasa Kasa - 1 tsp 
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp 
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp 
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp 
To temper: 
Oil - 2 tsp 
Mustard - 1 tsp 
Curry leaves - few
1. Dry roast the grated coconut along with the items under 'To dry roast & grind'. Roast it until it turns light golden brown. Then add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Roast for another 2 to 3 mins.
2. Allow the mixture to cool and then grind it with little water to a smooth paste. Meanwhile clean the chicken pieces, add the pealed onion, ginger garlic paste and the ground masala. 
3. Cook the chicken masala with immersing level water until the chicken turns tender. Add required salt while cooking. I usually pressure cook this for 3 to 4 whistles. (You can cook it in a wide vessel as well, this takes little more time)
4. In a tadka pan, add some oil and allow the mustard, curry leaves to crackle. Then add it to the cooked chicken masala and give a quick stir.
The spicy, aromatic chicken gravy is ready to be served. You can serve it with boiled rice, idli or Chappathi.
Points to remember:
  • You can also use sliced big onion instead of shallots. But using shallots gives nice flavour to the curry
  • You can add tomato for this curry, but I skipped it since mom doesn't use it.
  • Instead of the whole spices, you can use garam masala powder.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Congrats Divya for ur 100th post :) Adipozhi chicken curry dear ..Looks yummy

  2. ahaaaaaaa...here todays special is the same dish only..wat a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!Looks soooo good...

  3. yummy mouthwatering chicken curry.

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

  4. Congratz on your milestone Divya,keep it going

  5. Congrats on your 100th post. chicken curry looks too delicious.. Idli with chicken curry awesome combination.

  6. Congrats Divya on you 100th post, chicken curry looks super tempting and inviting... love the platter...

  7. wow this looks so divine :) love the color of the curry. I think i must try your version soon

  8. I have nominated you for"The liebster award" so please check my blog for more details

  9. congrats on your 100th post, chicken curry with idly best combination


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