Monday, August 2, 2010

Varutharacha Chicken Curry

Friends.. I have updated the tips on the curry leaves with a new tip and also have added a replacement for the  coriander-chilly powder mix. Please check here.


Chicken                                --    ½ kg
Potato/Raw banana              --    1 medium size
Finely Chopped Onions        --    1 big onion
Ginger garlic paste                --    1 tbsp
Green chillies                        --    3 -4
Tomato                                --    1 medium size
Turmeric powder                  --    ½ tsp
Coriander – Chilly powder mix        --    2 -3 tbsp
Cloves                                  --   3 - 4
Cinnamon                             --   1 medium piece
Coconut                               --   ½ of medium size
Mustard seeds                      --   ½ tsp
Curry leaves                         --   1 stem
Coriander leaves                  --   2 -3 stem
Red chillies                          --   2
Small onions (Shallots)         --   2
Ghee                                  --    2 tbsp
Salt                                     --    to taste

Preparation of Chicken Curry:

Add the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, diced raw banana/potato, green chillies, ginger   garlic paste, cloves, cinnamon, curry leaves, turmeric powder, coriander-chilly masala powder, tomato and salt to the chicken and mix well. Keep aside for 15 - 20 minutes.


Fry the shredded coconut and grind it to a fine paste/liquid form. (See here)

Cook the chicken on a medium flame. Add water only if required. 


Once the chicken is 90% cooked, add the ground coconut and let it boil. Add water if more gravy is required.  Add the coriander leaves.


Fry the mustard seeds, chopped shallots and red chillies in ghee and garnish the curry. Serve hot.


  1. yummy it !! i m sure it be great with rice items :)

  2. Love varutharacha chicken curry..Awesome recipe, would love to give it a try sometime..

  3. that and a bowl of rice can make my day ....
    btw nitha thanks for the award i cant remember if i thanked you :)

  4. looks awesome..must b a delightful treat 4 chicken lovers..

  5. Yummy curry,liked the addition of raw bananas..will try...

  6. Delicious chicken potatoes in it...

  7. Raw bananas in chicken is curry is totally new.Great looking varutharacha chicken curry da...Kurachu chorum koode undel kushalay....

  8. Looks so delicious, nice chicken curry, love to have with parathas.

  9. Curry looks delicious. Adding raw bananas is nice idea.

  10. will be greayt with Puttu.......!

  11. Ethu adipoli!!! varutharacha chicken curry with addition of kaya,sounds interesting dear..Will give a try..thanks for sharing.:)

  12. Great looking curry with nice step by step pics!

  13. sometimes at home we try ths....itz very tasty with pathiri...
    Plz collect ur award frm my blog

  14. Hey Nitha,varutharacha chicken curry njaghalde fav aanu.With banana aadyayita kelkane.pinne Nitha nattilevideya?

  15. thats all time favorite curry.. varutharacha curry taste really good.. very good one ..
    abt the curry kitchen towel microwave safe?

  16. My fav...just had it yesterday ...amazing and yummy!!!

  17. Looks so yummy and spicy, great with roti or rice...

  18. Delicious chicken gravy luks thick and creamy.. very tempting click..

    u have a lovely space ...and good collection of recipes .. if u find time do visit my blog.. happy to follow ur blog

  19. hi, i am pleased to present you with an award that's waiting on my blog.

  20. I liked your blog very much.I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Chicken curry looks yummy and delicious.
    You are welcome in my blogs. I have become your follower so I will be visiting your blog hereafter.

  21. delicious curry Nitha...loved your cakes too. you are an ace baker.

  22. Wow yummy varutharacha curry..looks awesome.