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Fried Chicken Curry

fried chicken curry

Fried Chicken Curry or “Kozhi Varatha Kari” called in Malayalam, is a Kerala delicacy.

The tender chicken cubes are cooked in a palate-tickling combination of herbs and spices.


  • Chicken (1 & 1/2 kg)
  • Red chilly powder (1 tsp)
  • Coriander powder (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
  • Onion( fine chopped, 5)
  • Tomato puree (of 4 tomatoes)
  • Oil to fry
  • Salt to taste
  • Cloves (7-8)
  • Peppercorn (8-9)
  • Cardamom (7-8)
  • Cinnamon stick (2 inch)
  • Ginger garlic paste (2 tbsp)
  • Tamarind pulp (1 cup)


  1. Ground cinnamon, cardamom and cloves together and keep it aside. Crush the peppercorn and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, add the chicken, ginger garlic paste (1 tbsp), red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix them well. Keep this marination for half an hour.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the marinated chicken.
  4. In the same oil, add onion and curry leaves, and saute till the onion turns golden brown.
  5. Add the remaining ginger garlic paste and saute till they are cooked.
  6. Add the tomato puree and cook till it starts to leave the vessel.
  7. Add the tamarind pulp and mix well.
  8. Add the fried chicken and mix them well and cook the chicken till it becomes tender.
  9. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot with steamed rice or chapaties.

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