Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Nadan Kozhi Curry | How to make Kerala Chicken Curry - Step by step | Naadan chicken curry | Chicken Recipes | Sunday special Recipes

kerala chicken masala

Nadan Kozhi Curry or Kerala chicken curry is a very tasty n delicious chicken curry from Kerala. When I am searching for some different chicken recipe I found this here and it's simplicity made me to try this recipe. I did slight modifications in the recipe as per my family taste. All my family members loved the taste. Definitely this Kerala chicken curry is going to be my family favorite. You can also check the prawn roast kerala style in this blog, which is also a tasty recipe.

Below are some chicken recipes to try if you like.

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Simple Chicken Gravy
Chettinad Pepper Chicken
Country chicken Biryani
Chicken 65
Country chicken Roast

naadan chicken curry

How to make Nadan kozhi curry

Preparation time: 15 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Serves: 5
Recipe Category: Main dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Recipe Source: Kothiyavunu (with little modifications)

For marination 
Chicken - 1/2 kg
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Dry Roast
Fennel seeds - 3/4 tsp
Cardamom - 2 or 3 pods
Cinnamon stick - 5 to 6 (around 2 inches)
Cloves - few
Bay leaf - 1
Red chilli - 2
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp

For Gravy
Coconut Oil - 3 tsp + 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 3 pinch
Dry Red chillies - 3 
Onion - 1 big (chopped finely)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Thick coconut milk - 1 cup
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Salt - as per taste

1. Marinate the chicken with the ingredients mentioned in marination for 40min to 1 hr.
2. Take the ingredients to dry roast.

3. Dry roast the ingredients mentioned in dry roast till slightly brown color or till nice aroma rises.

4. Transfer the content to food processor.

5. Grind in the food processor to a coarse powder.

6. In a kadai / pan add the oil. When hot add the mustard seeds. When it splutters add the dry chilli. Fry for a minute.

7. Add onions and sauté till it becomes soft. Add the ginger garlic paste till the raw smell goes off.

8. Add the chicken pieces now and add water and allow to cook.

9. When it is half cooked ( after 10 min app ), add the ground powder, mix it well.

10. Close n cook the chicken for another 2 min.

11. Add the coconut milk and adjust the salt.

12. Cook again till the curry becomes thick.

13. If it is very thick, add little water. Add the garam masala in the end and cook for another 5 min. Switch off the stove.

14.Finally in small pan add the 1 tsp coconut oil, fry the curry leaves and mix in the thick curry. It enhances the flavor.

15. Serve the yummy n tasty Nadan chicken curry / Kerala chicken curry with rice or Roti. 

kerala chicken curry


  1. Pepper and chillies can be adjusted according to your taste.
  2. Adding the fried curry leaves using coconut oil at the final stage is optional.
  3. While marinating the chicken, you can add the chicken masala powder also. But I have not used here.

      Finger licking Nadan Kozhi Curry / Kerala Chicken Curry is ready.

9 lovely comments:

Shama Nagarajan

drooling !!! Welcome back dear!!

Hamaree Rasoi

Simply awesome and lovely looking Kerala chicken. Amazing pics as well.

nandoos kitchen

wow! tasty flavourful chicken curry. I make it often and know how tasty it is. Yummmmm

Rafeeda AR

looks really yummy... love the snaps as well...


Love the pics and presentation... awesome curry :)

Nava K

You are killing me with this chicken curry. I am drooling and just love the spicy flavors.

Priya Anandakumar

Welcome back sis, one finger licking chicken curry looks awesome and beautiful clicks...

Princy Vinoth

Wow Akila what a lovely curry drooling the pictures.


Nice to see your post after a long gap.. yummy chicken curry.. looks too good.

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