Varutharacha Kozhi Curry / Chicken in Roasted Coconut Gravy

Chicken in roasted coconut gravy or varutharacha kozhi curry is a Malabar style delicious chicken curry.  It’s a nostalgic chicken curry for most of the Keralaites. The nice dark color depends upon the sautening of coconut and onion at its best. Take care of burning spices and coconut; it will spoil the entire taste of curry.
  1. Chicken- ½ kg
  2. Oil- 2 tbsp
  3. Onion sliced- 2 nos
  4. Ginger garlic paste-1 ½ tbsp
  5. Tomato chopped-1 
  6. Garam masala powder-1 tsp
  7. Salt-to taste
  8. Coriander leaves chopped-1 tbsp
  9. Curry leaves-1 spring
For Roasting Coconut:
  1. Coconut oil-1 tsp
  2. Coconut grated- 2 tbsp
  3. Shallot/ small onion- 5 no’s
  4. Green chilly-1
  5. Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  6. Chilly powder-1 tsp
  7. Coriander powder-2 ½ tsp
  8. Cumin seeds- ¼ tsp
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan with coconut oil.
  • Add grated coconut and shallots chopped, roast it in low flame until dark golden in color and crisp in texture.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder one by one after mixing well in each addition. (Strictly avoid any burning)
  • Add cumin seeds and green chilly.
  • Switch off the flame and allow to cools down completely.
  • Add it in to a blender and make a smooth puree out of it by adding little water.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Add onion and sauté until nicely browned (fried texture) in color (the color of onion depends upon the dark color of the curry).
  • Mash it well with a ladle.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and sauté until raw smell goes off.
  • Add tomato chopped and sauté until all the tomato pieces get mashed well.
  • Add chicken pieces, curry leaves, garam masala, salt and grinded coconut paste.
  • Add a cup of water and allow boiling.
  • Cook covered for about 25-20 minutes until chicken pieces are cooked nicely.
  • Open cooks it for another few minutes until curry thickens and oil floats on the surface.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and switch of the flame.
  • Serve hot with the choice of your curry.
Varutharacha Kozhi Curry / Chicken in Roasted Coconut Gravy Varutharacha Kozhi Curry / Chicken in Roasted Coconut Gravy Reviewed by Fejna Em on 00:27 Rating: 5
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