Kerala Chicken Curry

This one’s for all the chicken lovers out there. It is a traditional Kerala style chicken curry with roasted coconut masala.

Time: 50 minutes


  • 400 gm chopped chicken
  • 7 chopped tomato
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • salt as required
  • 5 chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped,grated coconut
  • 2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4 green cardamom
  • 4 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • For Garnishing
  • 1 handful chopped coriander leaves


  • Heat little oil in a pan over medium flame. Add star anise, bay leaf, ginger, curry leaves, cardamoms, black
  • peppercorns and fry for a minute.
  • Now add coconut and stir-fry for a minute or so. Remove, cool and grind to a fine powder.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium flame. Add onions, fennel seeds and chicken pieces and saute them for
  • 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the ground masala, ginger garlic paste and stir well. Add the tomatoes and stir again. Sprinkle a little
  • water. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes and remove.
  • Kerala Chicken Curry is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or roti.