Varutharacha Chicken Roast


1/2 kg chicken, cut into pieces
1 1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 1/2 tsp ginger paste
3-4 green chillies, slit
1 cup grated coconut
1 big onion, sliced
1 tbsp ginger, chopped
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 1/2-2 tsp garam masala
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
2 tbsp oil


  1. In a pan, add the cleaned chicken pieces and cook it with ginger paste, garlic paste, green chillies, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt without adding water.
  2. Heat a pan and dry roast the grated coconut till golden brown. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool. Then grind it to a smooth paste adding little water and keep it aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add sliced onion, chopped ginger, garlic and curry leaves and saute well till onion turns transparent.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala and saute till the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add chopped tomato and saute well till soft.
  6. When oil separates. add the cooked chicken and 1/2 cup of water and mix well for 2 minutes.
  7. Then add the ground coconut paste , mix well and cook covered for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
  8. Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves..Serve hot with pathiri, neer dosa, chapati etc…


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