Thursday, January 24, 2013

Naadan Kozhi Curry a.k.a Traditional Kerala Chicken Curry

Who does not love a good naadan kozhi curry? I'm talking brilliant balance of spices mingling in tenderly cooked chicken and letting off just a hint of coconutty goodness And as if that wasn't enough, this curry pairs extremely well with plain white rice, kerala parotta, chapathis, dosais, Appams, you name it. The list of ingredients may look a tad long, but it really isn't much and you'll be glad you tried it. So go on, you know you want to :)

1) For the marinade: 
Chicken (with bone) - 1 kg
Chili powder -  1 tablespoon
Turmeric -  1/2 tablespoon
Pepper - 1/2 tablespoon
Chicken Masala - 1/2 tablespoon
2) For the masala:
-Onions (sliced) - 2 big
-Green Chilis (slit) - 3 
-Ginger - 1 inch
-Garlic - 4 pods
-Garam masala - 1 tablespoon
-Curry Leaves - 3 sprigs
-Mustard - 1 teaspoon
-200 ml thick coconut milk
-Oil for tempering/sauting
2  a)To be fine ground and dry roasted:
-Cinnamon - 1 inch
-Cardamom - 2 pods
-Clove - 5
-Jeera powder - 1 teaspoon
-Chicken masala powder - 1 tablespoon

-Marinate the chicken in the mix of ingredients mentioned in 1) for at least half an hour. In the meanwhile, get the masala mentioned in 2) prepped.
-Heat oil, sputter mustard and curry leaves.
-Add sliced onion and sauté till transparent. Pound the ginger and garlic into a paste and add to onions. Add green chilis and sauté for 6-7 minutes.
-Add ground spices mentioned in 2 a) and cook till the masala has been cooked.
 -Add marinated chicken, half cup water and salt to taste and cover and cook for fifteen minutes.
-Add coconut milk and cook for another 5 minutes on low flame.
- Switch off the flame and leave it covered for 5 minutes, before devouring in copious amounts.


  1. Superb recipe.. Mouthwatering..

  2. .this looks too the clicks...

  3. Sitting hungry and seeing this delectable curry isn't helping me !! Would love to have this with some rice

  4. I fell in love with this curry based on the color alone! I love how it's so rich and luscious looking, and I bet it tastes equally awesome to boot :)

  5. Oh no...this is like a punishment ..I m drooling now..the name itself made me drool !

  6. YUM! so gorgeous this curry looks Kajal! Love chicken curries of all kinds but especially naadan ones :)

  7. This curry is just making me so hungry right now! Looks great =)

  8. Love the texture of your curry.... A perfect meal with some cumin rice and raita

  9. great pics Kajal ! send me tat kadai to finish up ;)

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