Naadan Chicken Curry - Kerala Chicken Curry
Naadan Chicken Curry - Kerala Chicken Curry

Naadan Chicken Curry is a Kerala style chicken curry preparation. Kerala style chicken curry can be made in different ways with or without adding coconut milk or roasted coconut gravy etc. In this version no coconut milk is added but fried coconut bits are added for crunchiness.

Best combination

  • Appam/ Puttu/ Chapati/ Poori/ Idiyappam/ Dosa
  • Rice + Moru curry/ Sambar/ Chammanthi
  • Kappa (Tapioca) vevichathu

Naadan Chicken Curry | Kerala Style Chicken Curry

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:

Ingredients

  • 1. Chicken - 500 gms - Cut into medium pieces
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  • 2. Mustard seeds - 1/4 Teaspoon
  • 3. Cloves - 4 Nos (Grambu)
  • 4. Cardamom - 3 Nos (Elaykka)
  • 5. Cinnamon stick - 1 Inch piece (Karuka patta)
  • 6. Star aniseed - 1 No (Thakkolam)
  • 7. Mace - 1 Small piece (Jathipathri) - Optional
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  • 8. Shallots - 2 Cups - Chopped (Chuvannulli) or Onion
  • 9. Ginger - 1 Tablespoon - Crushed
  • 10. Garlic - 1 Tablespoon - Crushed
  • 11. Green chilliy - 2 Nos
  • 12. Curry leaves - 2 Stems
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  • 13. Turmeric powder -1/4 Teaspoon
  • 14. Red chilly powder - 1 1/2 Tablespoon
  • 15. Coriander powder - 1 Tablepsoon
  • 16. Pepper corns - 1/4 Teaspoon - Crushed
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  • 17. Fennel seed powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
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  • 18. Salt - As required
  • 19. Coconut oil - 1 Tablespoon
  • 20. Coconut bits - 1/4 Cup or as required

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan splutter mustard seeds and fry ingredients 3 – 7 for a minute.
  2. Add ingredients 8 -12 and saute till shallots become brown color.
  3. Add powders 13- 16 one by one saute well in low flame.
  4. Add chicken mix with masala and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add a cup of boiling water, mix well and cook the chicken in low flame on pan covered.
  6. When chicken is almost cooked add fennel seed powder and cook again for 2 minutes in low flame on pan covered.
  7. Fry coconut bits in coconut oil till light brown color and add to the curry, mix well and switch off the flame.

Notes

• Adding coconut bits is optional and amount can be increased or decreased according to the taste. • Coconut bits can be added by frying separately or frying after spluttering mustard seeds. • Onion can be added instead of shallots but will not be tasty as adding shallots.

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