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Nadan Chicken Curry / Kerala Chicken Curry

Nadan Chicken Curry

Kerala style spicy Chicken curry.
Cooking Time: 50 to 60 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5
Ingredients:

  1. Chicken,medium pieces- 600 to 700 gms
  2. Ginger,finely chopped – 1.5 tsp
  3. Garlic ,finely chopped – 1.5 tsp
  4. Green chilies,cut vertically – 1 or 2( according to taste)
  5. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  6. Shallots,sliced – 1/2 cup
  7. Onion ,sliced – 2 cups ( 2 large)
  8. Coconut,sliced – 1/4 to 1/3 cup
  9. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  11. Kashmiri chili powder- 1.5 tbsp(see notes)
  12. Garam masala powder – 1.5 tsp
  13. Tomato ,chopped – 1/2 cup( 1 medium)
  14. Hot water – as required
  15. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  16. Salt – to taste
  17. Coconut oil – as required

For Marination:

  1. Kashmiri chili powder- 1/2 tsp
  2. Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Ginger -garlic paste – 3/4 tsp
  5. Salt – to taste
  6. Water -2 to 3 tsp

Instructions:

  • In a bowl add the chicken along with the all the  ingredients listed under ‘ for marination’.Keep aside for about 20 to 30 minutes.Heat oil a manchatti/clay pot.Add garlic,ginger, green chilies ,curry leaves and  shallots

  • Saute until shallots turn soft.Next add onion and mix well.

  • Add coconut slices and saute until onion turns soft and golden brown.( for about 20 to 25 minutes over medium low flame.Add 2 to 3 tbsp of water in between so as  to avoid burning)

  • Now reduce the flame to low, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri chili powder and garam masala powder.Mix well until combined.Saute till raw smell leaves.

  • Add tomato and mix well until combined.Cook over medium flame until tomato turns mushy.Stir well in between to avoid burning.

  • Next add the marinated chicken.Add more salt if required.Mix well.

  • Add sufficient quantity of hot water.Stir gently,cover and cook until chicken is tender.(Make sure you stir well in between to avoid burning)

  • Uncover and cook until the gravy turns slightly thick.Switch off the stove and add more curry leaves and drizzle 1 tsp coconut oil on top.Serve with rice / appam /chapathi.

  • NOTES

    • For best results , use homemade garam masala , you can find the recipe here.
    • I used 2 tbsp Kashmiri chili powder as we wanted it really spicy.Adjust the amount of Kashmiri chili powder according to your taste.

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    13 Comments

  • Reply
    Feba
    September 3, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I tried this nadan chickn curry.. it was super.. thanks a lotttt..! Best one i evr made..

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      Kurryleaves
      November 18, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Thank You for the feedback.

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    Unknown
    November 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    It is really good. I made it couple of times already.

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    rjacc
    February 8, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Good one 👌

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    Martin
    June 18, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Is the coconut actually "Sliced" or should it be "Shredded"? Could I use "Shredded" instead of "Sliced"?

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      Kurryleaves
      June 28, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      use sliced coconut and not shredded.You may skip using coconut slices if not available

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    Vinita
    June 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Good recipe. Tried now and it came out well. I added a bit of coconut milk as well.

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    Unknown
    May 13, 2018 at 7:42 am

    We don't need to use chicken masala ?

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      Kurryleaves
      May 13, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Hi Alwin you can use chicken masala instead of garam masala..make sure you adjust the quantity of chili powder accordingly.

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    Unknown
    July 20, 2018 at 12:19 am

    കലക്കൻ chicken curry dear.. made it and it was lipsmacking gud.

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    Rashmi Menon
    April 27, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Can we add readymade coconut milk in the end instead of the sliced coconuts?

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    santhosh
    May 9, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    i tried this, i made exactly like this by following above instructions..its really yummy…

  • Reply
    Sharon Iype
    May 21, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Looks nice. Will try and let you know..

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