Thenga Aracha Chicken Curry / Chicken Cooked in Coconut Paste


1/2 kg chicken, cut into pieces
2 big onions, chopped
2 big tomatoes, chopped
2 green chillies, slit
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 cup grated coconut
11/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 cloves
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
few curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. Cut and clean chicken into pieces.
  2. Grind grated coconut to a smooth paste adding little water and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion, green chillies, cloves and cardamom powder and saute well till transparent.
  4. Add ginger paste and garlic paste and saute well. Add chopped tomatoes and saute till soft.
  5. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, cumin seeds, curry leaves and salt and saute well.
  6. Then add ground coconut paste, cleaned chicken pieces and 1 cup of water and mix well. Cook covered  for about 15-20 minutes in medium  flame until the chicken is cooked.
  7. Remove from flame and serve hot with ghee rice, pathiri, chapati …..

Recipe from Non Vegetarian Vibhavangal


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