South Indian (Kerala) Chicken Curry

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by SweetnSpicy Chef

This is a yummy medium spicy chicken curry in a thick sauce. I have attempted to modernize it a bit without taking away from the authentic taste, hope you enjoy this as much as DH & I do!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a deep pan.
  2. Mix/Grind coriander, chili, turmeric and pepper together in a bowl - set aside.("A").
  3. Fry mustard in hot oil and sauté onion, garlic, ginger, chili and curry leaves ("B") till onions are golden.
  4. Once done - remove onion mixture from oil to another frying pan & add tomatoes and keep over low heat till tomatoes dissolve from their skins.
  5. Meanwhile in the deep pan, add chicken, vinegar, salt, and spice mixture ("A") - stir for a few minutes . Mix coconut milk & water and add. Cover the pan with lid & cook over med-low heat ("C").
  6. When the meat is cooked through, add the potatoes. Once the potatoes are half-cooked (about 15 minutes), stir in the tomato-onion mixture from "B" and add the tomato paste.
  7. Leave uncovered & stir once in awhile. When the potatoes are cooked through & the curry thickens, remove from heat & garnish with chopped coriander & enjoy with jasmine or basmati rice!

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