Kerala chicken curry is a popular and flavorful dish that is a staple in many households in Kerala, India. This simple recipe is easy to make and requires just a few basic ingredients. Here’s how you can make a delicious and authentic Kerala chicken curry at home:
- 1/2 kg chicken, cut into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
- 2 green chilies, slit
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- Salt, to taste
- Curry leaves, for garnish
- Heat the coconut oil in a pan or wok over medium heat.
- Add the chopped onion, ginger, and garlic and sauté until the onion turns golden brown.
- Add the slit green chilies and sauté for a few more seconds.
- Add the red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, and garam masala. Mix well.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they are soft and mushy.
- Add the chicken pieces and stir well to coat them with the onion and spice mixture.
- Add 1/2 cup of water and mix well. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Once the chicken is cooked, add salt to taste and mix well.
- Garnish with curry leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.
Enjoy your simple and delicious Kerala chicken curry!