Nadan Chicken Curry

Nadan Kozhi Curry/ Kerala Chicken CurryNadan Kozhi Curry/ Kerala Chicken CurryNadan Kozhi Curry/ Kerala Chicken CurryNadan Kozhi Curry/ Kerala Chicken CurryNadan Kozhi Curry/ Kerala Chicken CurryIngredients

  • 1kg Chicken
  • 2 Onions (thinly sliced)
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1” Ginger
  • 4 pods Garlic
  • 2 springs Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 ½  tbsp Chicken masala
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • ½ cup Thick Coconut milk
  • 2tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Salt to taste

 Ingredients to dry roast

  • ½ tsp black pepper corns
  • 1 inch Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • 2 pods Cardamom
  • 5 Dry Red Chillies



  • Firstly, marinate the chicken pieces with turmeric powder and chicken masala and set it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Dry roast the ingredients mentioned in the ‘dry roast’ list for 2 minutes or so, until it turns brown.  Remove from the hob and allow it to cool.
  • Grind the dry roasted spices along with ginger, garlic and little water to make a fine paste and keep it aside.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium heat, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add the dry red chillies, curry leaves, onions and sauté until it turns translucent and light brown in colour.
  • Once that is done, add the marinated chicken pieces, garam masala, ground spice paste, coconut milk, salt to taste and mix well.
  • Reduce the flame to medium and cook until the gravy turns dark brown and the chicken is done.
  • Remove from heat and add a dollop of coconut oil and keep covered until it is ready to serve.  Enjoy delicious Nadan Kerala Chicken Curry along with rice or chappathi.

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