Chicken curry with coconut

Chicken is one ingredient which can be made in many ways, still tastes good. I personally love this chicken curry using coconut. Hope you also will love it.

This goes well with rice,idli, dosa, chapathi, paratha or Pulao.



Chicken – 1 lb cut into small pieces

Shallots – 6 to 8 thinly sliced

Mustard seeds – few

Green chilli – 2 slit in half

Curry leaves – few

Salt – as required

Garam masala – 1 tsp

To marinate

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Salt – as required

To sauté and grind

Onion – 1 cup chopped

Tomato – 2 small sized chopped

Coconut – 1/2 cup grated

Fennel seeds – 1 1/2 tsp

Ginger – a small piece

Garlic – 4 or 5 pods

Curry leaves – few

Cashews – 5 or 6


  • Marinate chicken with the ingredients under ‘ to marinate’ and keep aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Sauté all ingredients one by one under’to sauté and grind’. After cooling down, grind to smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, crackle mustard seeds. Add shallots, green chilli and curry leaves.
  • Add Chicken, mix well and cook covered. Usually chicken oozes it’s water, add water only needed.
  • When chicken is half done add ground coconut paste along required water,garam masala and salt.
  • Let the chicken cook well. When the chicken gets cooked, let the gravy boil till the consistency needed.
  • Serve along with rice, idli, dosa, chapathi,paratha or idiyapam.








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