How to make Kerala Style Chicken Curry with Kerala spices

Kerala chicken curry with Kerala spices

Kerala Style Chicken Curry, or Kerala Chicken Masala, is a delightful dish that brings the vibrant flavours of Kerala cuisine to your table. With Spiceswala’s premium Kerala spices, you can easily recreate this mouthwatering dish in your kitchen. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover the secrets to making an authentic Kerala Style Chicken Curry.


500g chicken, cleaned and cut into pieces

2 onions, finely chopped

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

3-4 green chillies, slit

1-inch piece of ginger, minced

4-5 garlic cloves, minced

1 sprig of curry leaves

2 tablespoons of cooking oil

1 cup of coconut milk

Salt to taste

1 tablespoon Spiceswala’s Kerala Chicken Masala

1 teaspoon Spiceswala’s Turmeric Powder

1 teaspoon Spiceswala’s Red Chili Powder

1 teaspoon Spiceswala’s Coriander Powder

1 teaspoon Spiceswala’s Pepper Powder


Marinate the Chicken:

Start by marinating the chicken pieces with  Kerala Chicken Masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, minced ginger,

minced garlic, and salt. Mix well to ensure the chicken is coated evenly and let it marinate for about 30 minutes.

Heat Oil:

In a pan or kadai, heat the cooking oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped onions and sauté until

they turn golden brown and fragrant.

Add Aromatics:

Next, add the slit green chillies and curry leaves to the pan and sauté for a minute to release their flavours.

Cook Chicken:

Now, add the marinated chicken pieces to the pan and mix well with the onions and spices. Cook for about 5-7 minutes

 until the chicken starts to brown slightly.

Add Tomatoes:

Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and stir to combine. Cook for another 5 minutes until the tomatoes soften and 

begin to break down.

Simmer with Coconut Milk:

Pour in the coconut milk and stir everything together. Allow the curry to simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, stirring

 occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the curry has thickened to your desired consistency.

Adjust Seasoning:

Taste the curry and adjust the seasoning according to your preference. You can add more salt or Chicken Masala for

 extra flavour if needed.

Serve Hot:

Once the chicken curry is ready, remove it from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh curry

 leaves and serve hot with steamed rice, chapati, or Kerala parotta for a truly authentic experience.

For an authentic Kerala Style Chicken Curry with flavour, Spiceswala’s premium Kerala spices are your go-to choice.

 With their top quality and freshness, Spiceswala ensures that every dish you prepare is infused with the true essence

 of Kerala. Experience the difference by ordering your spices from Spiceswala, the best place to buy Kerala spices online .

Happy cooking! 

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Black Pepper Powder

Black pepper helps to stimulate hydrochloric acid in your stomach so you can better digest and absorb the foods you eat.

Coriander Powder

The herb acts as a diuretic, which can help flush extra sodium from your system and reduce your blood pressure. Early

Kashmiri Chilli Powder

Kashmiri Chilli powder is a good source of vitamin C. Daily intake of vitamin C is essential for great hair and

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric has antioxidant properties and one study shows that it may protect your body from free radicals by neutralizing them. Another study