Curried Coconut Chicken


Appam with curried coconut chicken is one of the most loved Keralite breakfasts.

It is soooo ‘basic’, yet, so savory and appetizing.

(Click here for the recipe of Appam)


Chicken – 1 kg
Coconut Oil – 6-8 tbsp
Chopped onions – 2 cups
Garlic – 1 whole (chopped/crushed)
Ginger – 2 inch (chopped/crushed)
Green chilli – 4-6
Cumin – 1 pinch
Turmeric powder – 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Potato – 1 (cut into cubes)
Garam masala – 2 tsp
Pepper – 3 tsp
Water – 1/4 cup

Towards the end:
Coconut Milk = Warm water (1.5 cup) + Coconut milk powder (5 tbsp)
Crushed spices – fennel (1 tsp), star anise (2) and cardamom (3-4) //(optional)
Pepper & Lime – to adjust spice & taste
Salt – according to taste


Step 1: Heat some oil in a pan. Saute onions, ginger and garlic until translucent.

Step 2: Add in chopped green chillies, potatoes and the masala powders. Cook for about 2 minutes.

Step 3: Toss in the chicken pieces along with some water and cook until almost done.

Step 4: Now, mix in the coconut milk and fragrant crushed spices. Adjust salt, pepper and lime according to taste. Cook until done. 🙂


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