Chicken / Kozhi Varavu


1/2 kg chicken
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 big tomato, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
5 garlic cloves, crushed
1″ piece ginger, crushed
1 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
3 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1 1/2-2 tsp garam masala
1 cup grated coconut
salt to taste
few coriander leaves


  1. Cut chicken into medium pieces, clean it and keep it aside.
  2. Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan and saute the sliced onions till transparent.
  3. Add green chillies, ginger and garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add garam masala and then chopped tomatoes, stir well and saute till soft and tomatoes are cooked.
  5. Then add chilli powder, coriander powder ,turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt and mix well until the raw smell is gone.
  6. Add cleaned chicken pieces and enough water and cook covered till done.
  7. Now add the grated coconut, mix well and cook covered until all the water dries up and the chicken is well coated with coconut gravy.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and remove from flame. Serve hot with pathiri, neypathiri, ghee rice etc..


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