Varutharacha Chicken Curry

Varutharacha chicken curry is a traditional chicken recipe from Kerala. This chicken curry goes well with appam, ghee rice, idiyappam, puttu, etc.

Chicken – 1 kg
Oil           – 4 tsp
Onion, sliced – 2 nos
Ginger, chopped – 1 tbsp
Green chili, slit – 4 nos
Curry leaves
Salt as needed
Water as needed
Coconut oil    – 3 tbsp
To roast
and grind
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Dry red chili – 7 nos
Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
Garlic pods – 5 nos
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Cloves – 6 nos
Cardamom – 3 nos
Peppercorn – 1/2 tsp
Fennel seed – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 4 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Pearl onion – 5 nos
Dry red chilies – 3 nos
Coconut oil



Clean and cut chicken into medium
Heat 4 tsp of oil in a pan. Now roast
grated coconut, dry red chilies, coriander seeds, garlic, cinnamon, cloves,
cardamom, peppercorns, and fennel seeds till it turns golden brown in color.
Allow them to cool. Grind it to a smooth paste. Set this aside.
Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan. Saute
onion, ginger, green chilies, and curry leaves. When onion turns light brown in
color, add ground masala and sauté well. Now add chicken pieces, salt, little
water, and stir well. Cook for 25-30 minutes. When the chicken is cooked and
gravy is thickened, switch off the stove.

Heat 2 tbsp of
oil in a pan. Allow mustard seeds to splutter. Saute pearl onions, dry red chilies,
and curry leaves. When pearl onions turn red, pour this over curry. Serve hot
with appam, ghee rice, idiyappam, puttu, etc.

30 thoughts on “Varutharacha Chicken Curry”

  1. It is such delicious recipe, Beena!
    Looks perfectly made and I;m sure it tastes great with idli , dosa too along with appam.

  2. I like very much this recipe ! Good.



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