Mangalore style chicken curry

This is a traditional recipe of mangalore style chicken curry. It takes little extra time than the easy curry but its all worth the effort and time to have this delicious managalore delicacy.

Cooking time : 10 + 15 minutes

Serves : 6- 8 people

Ingredients :

  • Chicken – 1 kg , bone in, curry cut
  • Onion – 1 large, thinly sliced
  • Tomato – 1 large, finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 teaspoons
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Green chilly – 3, slitted
  • Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 th teaspoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lime – 1

For grinding :

  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Dry red chilly (byadagi) – 7 to 8 chilies
  • Coriander seeds – 2 teaspoons
  • Fennel seeds ( saunf) – 1 teaspoon

Method : 

  1. Heat oil in a cooker or kadai, add curry leaves, onion and saute till light brown.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste, saute for 2 minutes then add tomato. Saute till they turn soft.
  3. Add green chilly, coriander leaves , garam masala powder , turmeric powder and saute for a minute.
  4. Add chicken, salt and mix gently, close the lid and cook till done.

Mean while,

  1. Heat pan and dry roast coriander seeds, fennel seeds and keep aside.
  2. Next dry roast the dry red chillies on medium flame till it turns crispy, keep aside.
  3. Next dry roast the coconut till it turns light brown.
  4. Grind all these together to a fine smooth paste.


  1. Add this coconut masala to the cooked chicken , add little water to get desired consistency. Check for salt and add if needed.
  2. Partially cover it with lid and let it boil on medium flame for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add lime juice, stir gently. switch off the flame.

Mangalore style chicken curry is ready serve. It tastes great with any plain rice, Ghee riceJeera pulaoIdli/DosaSteamed rice dumplings etc.

The very famous combination in mangalore is eating this curry with KORI ROTTI.


Check out our other  mangalore delicacies like Mangalore bunsMangalore style spicy fish gravyMangalore style mutton curry .

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