Chicken curry in Kerala style

A kerala preparation, chicken is shallow fried and cooked in spice gravy and flavored in coconut milk. A delicious preparation.


  • Chicken (500 gms)
  • Ginger garlic paste (1 tbsp)
  • Cooking oil (3 tbsp)
  • Mustard seeds (1 tsp)
  • Dried red chilly( 1)
  • Onion (2 large, chopped)
  • Green chillies (2, split)
  • Curry leaves (few)
  • Ginger (1 inch, chopped)
  • Potato (1 large, chopped)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder(1 tsp)
  • Water (1/3 cup for poatoes to cook)
  • Cooking oil (1/3 cup for shallow fry of chicken)
  • Chilly powder (1/2 tbsp)
  • Tomatoe (1, chopped)
  • Water ( 1 cup for chicken to cook)
  • Coconut milk (200 ml)


  1. In a bowl add chicken, ginger garlic paste, mix well and marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. In a wok, heat cooking oil, add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.
  3. Add dried red chilly, onion, saute till onion starts to turns pinkish color.
  4. Add green chillies, curry leaves, ginger chopped, saute for 1 minutes.
  5. Add potatoes, salt, turmeric powder, water and saute till the potatoes are cooked.
  6. In another pan, heat cooking oil, marinated chicken and shallow fry them in slow flame till they turn light golden in color.
  7. Keep this fried chicken aside.
  8. After the potatoes are cooked, add chilly powder, tomatoes, saute and allow the tomatoes to cook.
  9. Add fried chicken pieces and mix with masalas.
  10. Add water, mix well and bring it to a boil.
  11. Cook the chicken in slow flame.
  12. Add coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes.

Kerala style of chicken curry is now ready. Serve it with steamed rice or chapaties. Enjoy!

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