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Malabar Chicken Curry

First post of the new year!!

I wanted to post something which is a “pakka” kerala dish as the first post of this year. This has something to do with a new year resolution ( I dont know whether I should call it a resolution because usually my resolutions backfire :( ) Anyways, this year I want to give some priority to Kerala dishes. Though I’ve posted many Kerala recipes, I still get feedback or requests for more and more Kerala dishes. But…if you go through my Kerala recipes, you can see that majority of them are non veg recipes. Apart from a few veg curries that I usually make, I dont venture much into Kerala style veggies…however I hope I will try some veg curries this year.

I made this chicken curry for new year lunch along with ghee rice. Since I wanted to make something”nadan” I was going through my Kerala cookery books. I have this habit of marking the recipes in the book, which I want to try and after trying it I make a note also about whether I liked it, whether I added something extra, cooking time etc; That’s one habit I got from my cooking guru, my aunty, Tesschechy and I found it quite useful too, because I might be making that recipe again after a long gap and this notes helps me a lot.

Enough of this & that…lets go to the recipe. It’s a spicy one and we enjoyed its sight, aroma and taste :)

Update on 10/05/2013: Since I’ve been getting a lot of requests to put the measurements in cups/spoon rather than grams. I’ve tried the recipe recently using cup/spoon measurement and below is the updated recipe.

Recommended Side dishes: Ghee rice, Vegetable Pulao, Palappam, Kallappam, Malabar Pathiri

Step by step pictures…

Heat oil in a pan and saute curry leaves & sliced small onion. After a few minutes add dried red chilli, whole coriander, fennel seeds,ginger and garlic. When it is fried well, add grated coconut, mix well. Fry it till the coconut becomes golden brown…

Step 1Heat oil in a pan and add thinly sliced onion and green chili. When onion is fried well (golden brown colour), add turmeric powder and salt & stir for a few minutes…

Step 2

Add tomato and cook. When tomato becomes soft add the ground paste to this and mix well…

Step 3Add 2-3 tbsp of water and mix well. Add cleaned chicken pieces to this, combine well…

Step 4Add hot water for the chicken to cook. Cover and cook in low flame and stir in between and cook till the chicken is done. Meanwhile heat oil in another pan and add thinly sliced small onion(4) and curry leaves. Add chili powder to this and fry well…

Step 5

Add the fried small onions to the cooked chicken and mix well…

Step 6

 

 

Malabar Chicken Curry
Author: 
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala, South Indian
Serves: 2-3
 
Ingredients
  • Chicken – 400 gms (measured after cleaning)
  • Sliced small onion – ½ cup
  • Chopped ginger and garlic – 1.5-2 tsp, each
  • Whole dried red chilli – 3
  • Whole coriander seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Fennel seeds (perumjeerakam) – ¼ tsp
  • Coconut – ½ – 1 cup
  • Onion – 2 medium, sliced
  • Green chilli – 2, chopped
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ – ½ tsp
  • Tomato – 1 big, sliced
  • Small onion – 4, sliced
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil – I used coconut oil
  • Hot water – 1.5 cups
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan and saute curry leaves & sliced small onion. After a few minutes add dried red chilli, whole coriander, fennel seeds,ginger and garlic. When it is fried well, add grated coconut, mix well. Fry it till the coconut becomes golden brown. Let it cool for sometime. Add enough water to the cooled coconut mixture and grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add thinly sliced onion and green chili. When onion is fried well (golden brown colour), add turmeric powder and salt & stir for a few minutes. Add tomato and cook. When tomato becomes soft add the ground paste to this and mix well. Add 2-3 tbsp of water and mix well. Add cleaned chicken pieces to this, combine well and add hot water for the chicken to cook. Cover and cook in low flame and stir in between and cook till the chicken is done.
  3. Meanwhile heat oil in another pan and add thinly sliced small onion(4) and curry leaves. Add chili powder to this and fry well. Add this to the cooked chicken and mix well. Serve hot with ghee rice, plain rice or roti.
  4. This curry has a very thick gravy.

 

 

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  • http://varshaspaceblog.blogspot.com varsha

    I usually make this..:).looks great with its thisck texture..coincidentally I also had a malabar dish for new year..A biriyani..

  • Dhanya

    Hey Nice and simple one…. will def try this….. :-)

  • http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/ Happy Cook

    Happy 2009 to you and your loved ones.
    Wonderful idea to post a pukka kerala recipe.
    Wish i had that kadhai with that kerala chicken with me for liunch with rice.
    yummmm

  • http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/ Happy Cook

    I have that book flavvour of kitchen in yoiu must buy list .
    An,d also the boof from camila.
    Actuall i can’t find that book anymore at home, as i misplaced them and i miss it as it had such a variety of recipes in them

  • http://curryworld.wordpress.com veenajan

    Hi da ..
    Chicken curry adipoli ..nannyittund tttooo…
    hw r u ..egane undayirunnu x-mas okke ..adichu policho …thanks dear ..edakk message okke kandirunnu …thanks a lot ..

  • Preethi

    Hey Maria,

    I tried this recipe today and it turned out so yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

    ~Preethi

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    thanks Varsha :) so you had a great start to new year with biriyani eh? :)

    yes Dhanya, its simple, please do try and let me know how it turned for you.

    hey HC, happy to you bank and thanks a lot for your wishes. I will parcel the chicken with kadai :) and yes those two books are real reasures, its sad that you cldnt find one :(, hope you find it sometime soon….

    Veena , thank you :) xmas okke adichupolichu :)

    Preethi, very very happy to hear that you liked the dish and thanks a ton for letting me know about it :)

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    thanks Varsha :) so you had a great start to new year with biriyani eh? :)

    yes Dhanya, its simple, please do try and let me know how it turned out for you.

    hey HC, happy to see you back and thanks a lot for your wishes. I will parcel the chicken with kadai :) and yes those two books are real treasures, its sad that you cldnt find one :(, hope you find it sometime soon….

    Veena , thank you :) xmas okke adichupolichu :)

    Preethi, very very happy to hear that you liked the dish and thanks a ton for letting me know about it :)

  • http://www.stargazer-lalitha.blogspot.com lalitha

    Love all the recipes you post and the pictures are awesome too.

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks Lalitha for dropping in and writing to me :) Please do try the recipes and let me know your feedback.

  • JOHN

    Hey I am just a beginner in cooking, Found your recepies quite useful. Will definitely try out this one..Thanks

  • famy

    looks great

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    John, very happy to hear that you find the recipes here useful. Please do try it and let me know whether you like it. Hope you will enjoy cooking and all the best !!

    Thanks Famy :)

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  • Biju

    Coconut mixture nu alternative undo???? :P
    here its 2.8 Euro for a coconut :((

  • sumi

    Hey Maria,
    Thanks for posting these recipes. I from US and here we get everything in lb and no kg and gm. Can you please mention the ingredients measure in spoons for gm and for kg if you can mention the number may be for tomato, onion because i am not sure about that. Thanks

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Sumi

      Thanks for dropping in.

      I will try to mention the quantity in spoons and numbers also, wherever its possible.

      However, if you want to do the conversions, please check out the cooking converter (below reader favorites) feature which can be seen on the right side of this blog.

      Hope you find it useful.

      Take care
      Maria

      • sumi

        Hey that’s great to know that there was a converter on this site, usually i use google to convert. Thanks for letting me know, will surely try your recipes.

        Sumi

  • Biju

    Maria.. !00gm red chilli and coriander enu paranjathu.. 100gm te packet full edanoo????

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Biju

      I was referring to whole red chilly & whole coriander seeds (not powders).

      If you are using powders, add 2 tsp red chilly powder (approx) and 1/2 – 1 tbsp (big spoon)coriander powder.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Biju

        njan valiya kaariyathinu ellam vaangi kondu vanu.. pine aanu kandathu athu grind cheyanam enu… but no mixie here… :( pine njan ente style il undaki… next week eni powder vaangi kondu vanu try cheyanam.. :)

  • Maria

    Hello Maria,

    Thank you for the recipes..I have been browsing different sites to find some thing simple and easy. I am a beginner in this area. I like the simplicity of your recipes and the way you have added tips and tricks.. Yet to try anything listed here but they all look yummy and more importantly ‘doable’ !

    have decied to try one by one..

    Thanks !!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Maria

      Thanks for dropping in and taking time to go through the recipes :)

      Please try out the recipes when you’ve time, hope you will like it.

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Bindu

    I tried the Malabar Chicken Curry – it turned out great. My husband loved the dish. Only that I did not use 10 green chillies. And used only coconut oil for the dish. Thanks a million Maria.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Bindu for writing to me :)

      Happy to know that your family liked it and yes coconut oil adds a special flavor to this dish :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://nms-speak.blogspot.com Neetha

    I had so far tried only some of the cakes on your site… I tried this recipe yesterday and it turned out great! My husband who is this great chicken lover really appreciated it!

    Thanks a lot!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Neetha

      Thanks a lot dear :) this is a fav dish of Jose too :)

      Will drop in at your place sometime soon.

      Take care….

      Cheers
      Maria

  • sindhu

    Hi Maria,
    I tried ur malabar chicken curry. But masala was too much .Are u sure about the wts.? 100gms each coriander and chilly was too much.While cooking i rechecked my printout again and again to make sure i am not going wrong.Final output was toooo spicy with toooo much masala.But taste was good.Pl help

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Sindhu,

      I usually write the measurements that I use. However our taste and spice level can be different.

      May be next time you should try reducing the masala to suit your requirements.

      Regards
      Maria

  • priya

    Hi Maria,

    I tried your chicken mappas curry and it turned out to be really yummy.
    Now I am gonna try out malabar chicken curry. :)
    But one problem- I am not sure how to meadure in gm or kg for the ingredients.
    Can you please help me in terms of how many spoons of the ingredients I should use and also for the onions- how many small onions and how many ordinary onions? Also how many tomatoes?

    This will be really helpful.
    Please help.

    Thanks,
    Priya

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Priya

      Glad to know that you liked the mappas. Thanks for trying it :).

      Its been sometime I made this curry. However I will try updating the recipe, especially the ingredient qty part.

      Is it ok if I give the measurements of spice powders like coriander powder instead of coriander seeds?

      Coriander powder – 1-2 tbsp
      Red chilly powder – 1/2 – 1 tbsp (depending on your spice level, you can increase or reduce it).

      Onion – 4 big
      Tomato – 3

      Hope this helps….Pls keep in mind these are rough estimates..

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Priya

        @Maria,

        Thank you so much. I tried this recipe yesterday and it turned out to be really yummy.

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          Thanks Priya :)

  • liz

    Maria,

    I loved the photo and I tried out the recipe. But mine didnt look anything like this. Is there any way I should saute it or add any other powders? My chicken curry is golden brown in color…sigh!!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi liz,

      The difference in colour can be caused by:

      1. Frying the coconut till it becomes golden brown. Since this is the base masala, if the coconut is not fried well, the color of the entire curry can be different.
      2. Also i usually roast/cook the chicken a bit extra, so that the masala becomes a dark brownish color.

      Apart from the above 2 reasons, I’m not sure why the color was different :(

      I hope at least you liked the taste of the curry.

      Regarding separating of oil from the gravy, sorry dear, i dont know what’s the trick, but usually once you add the masala to the curry and cook for sometime usually you can see a layer of oil forming on the top. You try cooking in low flame after the masala is added.

      Hope it will come out with perfect color next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • liz

    Also what is the trick to let the oil separate from the gravy?

  • liz

    I let it fry for a long time and it turned dark. The oil did not separate but am good with it. The flavor was very good. I need to try it again and try to get it picture perfect.

    SInce u like desserts, give this a shot. Its a cross between caramel custard and a cheesecake.

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Flan-Mexicano-Mexican-Flan/Detail.aspx

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi liz,

      Glad that you liked the taste. Hope you will get the perfect color too next time.

      Thank you so much for sharing the link. I liked that recipe, hoping to try it sometime soon :)

      Cheers
      Maria

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  • Latha

    I tried your recipe and this curry was a hit at home. My hubby and son liked so much along with Chappthi & Appam.

    I adjusted spiciness(used only 4 red chilly). I omitted the garnishing part as the aroma was so good that by the time I was chopping small onions my hubby & son started having it along with Chappthi, I also joined . Thanks for the nice Kerala recipe

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Latha,

      You are welcome :) Very happy to hear that your family liked it. It’s a nice combo with chappathi & appam.

      Hope you will be able to do the garnishing bit next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anitha M.

    Hello Maria:

    I’ve been a frequent visitor to your blog for quite some time now, but never bothered to write in. But I think its high time that I did!!

    I’ve tried out mostly your cake recipes which have been given A++++++++ certificates & huge “thumps up”s by my kids! Recently, however I tried out this recipe using veggies (as its our “noimbu”period now) & it was superb! Can’t wait to try out with chicken!!

    Keep on posting new recipes!!!!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Anitha,

      Thank you so much for the lovely feedback :)

      Hope you will be able to make the chicken version soon and like it too. Btw, a special hi to your kids :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • teresa

    this is the first time i saw ur website & tried the recipe. tried this recipe for a party in our house last week….it turned out very good…..every one liked it…..thanks a lot for the recipe….. :)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Teresa,

      You are welcome :) & thank you for dropping in. Glad that you liked this recipe.

      Please try out other recipes also, hope you will like it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • leeba

    i want to try this dish for a party.
    so, dont we need any garam masala for this dish?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Leeba,

      I didnt use any garam masala for this recipe. However you can add garam masala to suit your taste. You can add the garam masala when the chicken is half cooked.

      Hope you will like this recipe. please do share your feedback, if yo happen to try this recipe..

      All the best!!

      Cheers
      Maria

      • leeba

        @Maria: thank you so much for this lovely recipe..it was a really tasty dish..everybody loved it…I am so sorry for the late reply..Everyday after that dinner party i think of writing the review , but i will forgot it, in the midst of my busy schedule.
        But, u r doin a good job!!
        keep it up.
        will search for more good recipes….
        take care

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          HI Leeba,

          Thanks for your wishes :) Great to know that this recipe came out well for you. No need for sorry n all :) Thanks for taking time to leave a comment here in spite of your busy schedule. Appreciate it very much.

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Bindhu

    Hi Maria,

    We tried the Malabar Chicken Curry on a sunday. It turned out to be an awesome dish .We all loved it. It was one of the best, spicy and mouthwatering chicken dish i have tried so far ….. kudos for such recipies …

    best wishes,
    Bindhu

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Bindhu,

      Thank you so much for trying a recipe from here. Great to know that you liked it :)

      Thanks for your wishes and best wishes to you too…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • suma

    Hi Maria,

    My sis-in-law introduced u to me. We tried the Malabar chicken curry. It was very delicious and spicy. I loved it.. Thank u for the wonderful recipe.

    suma

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Suma,

      You are welcome dear :). Its nice to know that you liked this dish. Thanks for the comment & also please convey my special thanks to your sis in law for recommending this blog.

      Wish you & your family a very happy new year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • ichu

    hi maria,,,
    your nadan chicken curry was great. my hus loved it .
    thanks for the wonderful recepie,,,,

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Ichu

      Thanks a lot dear for trying the recipes from here. I appreciate very much that you take time to post comment also, it means a lot to me :)

      Keep trying & keep posting the comments :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Pinky

    Hi Maria,
    I tried this recipe with 1.5 kilo chicken..and one medium size coconut..i dont know what went wrong..this dish didnt turn out well:( the masala was too much than the chicken.and the consistency of the curry wasn’t thick even though i didnt add much water to it while cooking..the color was lighter….it took more than an hour for me to fry the coconut along with shallots..do u fry it separately?? Pls help me out…i followed the same measurement as listed except for the chicken…

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Pinky,

      Sorry to hear that this curry didnt turn out well for you :( I’m not sure why it happened.

      It usually takes 10-15 mins for me to fry the coconut, I’m not sure why it took longer for you. I fry it along with shallots only. May be you can try frying them separately. If the masala was more, ideally the curry should have a thick consistency. Again, I dont know why your’s was thin. I’m sorry, I dont have any exact reason for why it happened :( I wish I could help you…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • charishma

    hey maria
    by small onions ,do you mean shallots

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Charishma,

      Yep, shallots only..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Runam

    Hi Maria.

    I’ve tried a number of recipes from your blog and they’ve all turned out awesome. I made Malabar chicken today and it was delicious.

    Thanks a ton for all the effort you take to post such wonderful recipes. I hardly knew to cook anything until a while ago and now my husband’s friends compliment me for my cooking. All thanks to you.

    Keep up the good work!!

    Cheers!
    Runam

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Runam,

      Thanks a ton dear for such a wonderful comment. I’m so thrilled to know that you find this space helpful :) Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback with us, it means a lot.

      Btw, you can also take credit for the compliment, the cook also plays an important role :)

      Best wishes!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Maria

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you for the recipes..I am from US.I have been browsing different sites to find some thing simple and easy and healthy. I am a beginner in this area. I like the simplicity of your recipes and the way you have added tips and tricks.. I tried eggless cinnomon cake and oatmeal cookies.Simply superb! have decied to try one by one..

    Thanks a lot….have a good day!
    Maria

    Read more: http://www.mariasmenu.com/spicy/malabar-chicken-curry#ixzz1LABOIfNJ

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Maria,

      First of all I’m sorry for the delayed reply. I guess I missed your comment :( Thank you so much for your kind words. Great to know that you liked the cake & cookie recipes, thanks for trying it dear.

      Hope you will visit this space often. Happy cooking & baking!

      Take care…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sajna

    Hi! I’m an absolute fan of your blog and have tried several recipes from here :) All of them have been super hits and my husband really really enjoyed them as well! We live in Sweden, so don’t get all the ingrediants some times, and I sometimes ask my mum to courier me things.. lol :D  But this one was a mega flop :( :( Are you absolutely certain about the quantities of spices you have mentioned ? I used only half the amount u have mentioned here (50gms of red chilly, 50 gms of coriander and only 2 green chillies!) but there was still toooooo much masala for 1 kg chicken and it was way too spicy! I’m a sucker for sooooper spicy dishes but this one was way above even my tolerance level! I ended up having to add loooadsa cream, coconut milk and yogurt to make it eatable. I still have an anormous amount of masala left, that I have frozen it to use for other curries!! Also I noticed in some of the comments you say 1-1 1/2 tsp red chilly powder while using powders, but how can 1-1 1/2 tsp be the same as 100gms ??! I really wanna try this again with the malabar pathiri (which turned out AWESOME, in the first try, btw!) but don’t wanna do it again till I hear from you… would be very helpful if you could tell me what could have gone wrong!

    Regards,
    Sajna

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sajna,

      Thank you so much for the lovely feedback about the recipes here dear :) . I’m glad that you like them.

      About this recipe, let me tell you something…. Honestly, when I see the comments on this post, I’m a bit scared. It will be either of the two… saying it was a mega hit or saying it was a mega flop :( I guess the measurements in the grams is a bit confusing. I do want to update it in terms of cups & spoons. I’m hoping to do it sometime soon.

      Meanwhile, do check out the video of this recipe by show me the curry team. They did the show based on the recipe here. Hope it helps…

      You can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U67AKnwtWAc

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    okies, I’ll try to work on it soon :) btw, you know what… I just baked a batch of oatmeal cookies yesterday n I thought about you while snacking them ;) Please check out the eggless cinnamon cake recipe, its also a healthy one.

    Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback dear. Happy holidays n have fun!

    Take care,
    Maria

    • Sajna Sinosh

      Haha :D No wonder I kept sneezing yesterday :P :P

      I’m going to make the oatmeal cookies today… will let you know about how it turns out! And the eggless cinnamon cake is actually the next  one in my list ;D

      Cheers :)
      Sajna

    • Sajna Sinosh

      Haha :D No wonder I kept sneezing yesterday :P :P

      I’m going to make the oatmeal cookies today… will let you know about how it turns out! And the eggless cinnamon cake is actually the next  one in my list ;D

      Cheers :)
      Sajna

  • Veronica

    I have been looking at your site, and have even copied this recipe to try out, however, you say ‘ serve hot with ghee rice’ but the recipe for the ghee rice is nowhere to be found. Don’t you have any ‘rice recipes?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Veronica,

      I havent posted the recipe for ghee rice as such. However I’ve posted rice recipes, you can see it in the rice & noodles category. Check out the rice preparation part in any biriyani recipe, its very similar to ghee rice preparation. Hope that helps…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vinaya tom

    hi.. 
    i am a fan of your blog. your recipes have helped me a lot. thank you very much.one among that is your chicken stew. its yummm. please post chicken kurma recipe. 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vinaya,

      Thank you so much Vinaya for your wonderful comment. Its a pleasure to hear that you find this site useful. I’ll try to post a chicken kurma recipe sometime…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • King Alankot

    awesome….i was getting tired of making the same style chicken curry for some time.Wanted to do something special for my wife today…..would you believe I am posting this without even tasting it….it smells heavenly…I know how will it  taste..:)…Thanks much again…looking for more malabari recipes….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Alankot,

      Good to know that your chicken curry came out well :) I hope your wife also enjoyed the curry. Thanks a lot for sharing your comment here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Beth,

    Thanks again for taking time to share your feedback here, appreciate it very much :) Hope you get to try other recipes too…

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Maya

    The dish was delicious but I guess the quantity of ingredients mentioned was way too much for 1 kg chicken. Either the quantity of chicken had to be increased to 2 kg or the other things like coriander and all had to be reduced. If u can provide measurements in tsp or tblspn that would be better. Anyways great site to learn cooking!!! Keep it up!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Maya,

      I’ve been meaning to change the recipe into tspns & tbspns for sometime. Hopefully I can do it soon.

      Nice to know that you find this site useful. Happy cooking!

      Wish you a wonderful new year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Aphshana

    Hey. Could you tell me how to adjust the measurements if I was making say 500g chicken. I’m just learning to cook and not good at those kind of things. Mostly serving size on recipes on sites are larger than I actually want to make as I am cooking only for myself.

    Could you please please help me with it. I end up ruining the recipe most of the time due to this.

    Love your website!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Aphshana,

      I’m sorry dear… if I give you some round measurements, I dont think it will do justice to this recipe. However I’ve posted some other chicken recipes which uses 500 gms of chicken, if you are interested please have a look in the chicken section.

      Hope it helps dear…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sujithjanan

    Hi Maria , 
      I’m Sujith from Delhi ,  I found your blog while i’m searching for “Nadan Kadala Curry” and i prepared as per your guidance It was Really Great Exp for me.. After that i made 3 / 4 Items as per your blog, I felt it , I got what i want.Today I’m going to prepare ” Chicken Tomato Roast. Thanks A lot ….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sujith,

      Thanks a bunch for your feedback :) Good to know that the recipes here didnt disappoint you.

      Hope the chicken tomato roast also came put well.

      Happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • sachin

    Oh madam you are excellent in what you are doing.. Along with my wife shahnaz we have tried this malabar chicken curry..
    The taste was beyond our imagination..
    Once again we are thanking you for giving a wonderful experience..
    we have decided to prepare a new dish from your recipe book.. Could you suggest some ee prefer nonveg…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sachin,

      Thanks a lot :) I’m really happy that you guys liked it very much.

      Some of my fav recipes are:

      Beef fry, Pepper chicken, spicy chicken korma, mutton pepper fry..

  • ammu prethesh

    when r u going to update the measurements? i’ve been waiting!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      ;) Yeah I also want to do that, pakshe every time I make chicken, I feel like trying a new recipe, hhmmm may be next time ok?

  • Mariam

    Hi Maria,

    I was wondering when you say ‘well fried’ what do you mean? Do you mean translucent, golden brown, brown or crispy?

    Also could you specify for the 3 onions are they all brown? or is one crispy and one golden brown.

    Thanks

    I am cooking this now and it’s not turning out well. I must not have fried the onions enough because the curry is very white. Also, when I weighed out 100gms of coriander it’s almost a half cup (actually I didn’t have any more coriander so it could be more).

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Mariam,

      Onions should be golden brown in both first and second stages of cooking. Also the coconut has to be fried till it’s golden brown, the curry gets the colour from that and the masalas..

  • Jewel Joseph

    Hi chechi,

    Tried this yesterday.I was a bit skeptical about being able to pull this off, but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise! We are big fans of ‘varutharacha’ curry.But for some reason, for the past couple of years,it was a rarity in our kitchen.Now its back and how!Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

    And my amma is fine now.she is resting after a surgery.One special ‘hello’ to you from my amma. Thanks again:)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Jewel,

      how are you?

      Varutharacha curry is a fav here too. I’m so happy that it came out well for you :)

      Please do convey my regards to aunty. Hope she is doing good.

      Take care,
      Maria

  • Saravanan Kumar

    CAN ANY 1 TELL ME HOW TO MAKE THE CHICKEN VERY VERY SOFT OR SPONGY ????? is ther any secrets in that … alwys very harder to eat…….. can any 1 sugges hw to prepare???

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Saravanan, chicken tends to become hard when it’s overcooked. Try reducing the cooking time.

      Also I’ve read somewhere that if you soak the chicken pieces in buttermilk, it tenderizes the meat, however I havent tried it yet.

      Hope this helps..