Karaikudi Chicken Curry – Indian Chicken Curry Recipe
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Indian Chicken Curry Recipe, Karaikudi Chicken curry, Chettinad chicken

Indian Chicken Curry Recipe – Chettinad/Karaikudi Chicken Curry


  • Chicken- 1/2 kg
  • Chopped Onion-1
  • Chopped Tomato-1
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tspn
  • Chill powder- 1/2 tspn
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tspn
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tspn
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tspn
  • Fennel seeds- 1/2 tspn
  • Oil and Salt- as required

Roast and Make a paste of:

  • Red Chillies- 5
  • Coriander seeds-2 spoon
  • Ginger- 1 inch
  • Garlic- 7 (small)
  • Cinnamon- 2 inch
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Peppercorns- 1 tspn
  • Cloves- 5
  • Grated coconut- 4 spoon
  • Curry leaves- few


  1. Marinate the Chicken in Turmeric powder and Salt keep aside for five minutes.
  2. Roast the Red chillies, Coriander seeds, Ginger, Garlic, Cinnamon,Cardamom, Peppercorns, Cloves, Curry leaves and Grated coconut in a pan with a little Oil. Wet grind to a fine paste.
  3. Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds and Fennel seeds. Once it splutters add Onion and fry till it becomes golden brown in color.
  4. Add tomatoes and fry till it becomes soft.
  5. Add Coriander powder, Turmeric powder, Chill powder and fry for 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add the finely ground paste and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Finally add the marinated Chicken, Salt and water.
  8. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 20 minutes or till the chicken pieces are cooked.
  9. Garnish with fired Curry leaves and Coriander leaves.

Goes well with:Rice or Roti.

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  1. saritha said,

    on April 9th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    really i fel saliva wen i saw the recipe

  2. on April 12th, 2008 at 4:17 am

    tastes good

  3. umskoms said,

    on April 13th, 2008 at 6:20 am

    Saritha and Aarthi,
    Thanks for your visit and comments. Keep coming.

    Happy cooking,

  4. E. velmurugan said,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Really wonderful. i just tried since my mom went tour…
    When i prepare i thought how it would be. but when i got applause from my brothers i thank this website. really very very tasty. And not at all hot..
    Every one can try and enjoy this….real karaikudi chicken kulambu.


  5. Krishnan said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:43 am

    WAV this karaikudi chicken recipe, Looks delicious. mouth watering. want to have it immediately.

  6. umskoms said,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:42 pm


    It is wonderful to know that you and your brothers enjoyed karaikudi chicken kulambu. Very nice of you to cook chicken curry for your brothers. Thanks for your nice comments.

    Thanks for your visit and comments.

  7. Shivakumar said,

    on June 15th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Great taste…..

  8. Archana said,

    on June 16th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    this recepie has earned me a good name from my hubby. after eating, he appreciated me a lot. thank you umskoms.

  9. umskoms said,

    on June 16th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks for your visit and comments.

    We are very glad to know that you got appreciation from your hubby. Thanks for letting us know. Hope to see you again.

    Happy Cooking!

  10. Jayshri said,

    on June 23rd, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    I am not that good non veg cook, but for today’s lunch i prepared this dish and got a very gud appreciation from my husband, Thanks a lot for ur mouthwatering dish

  11. umskoms said,

    on June 24th, 2008 at 3:47 am


    We are very happy to know that you and your hubby enjoyed ‘Karaikudi chicken curry’. Try our other recipes too and let us know your feedback. Thanks for visiting.

  12. Ravi said,

    on July 5th, 2008 at 6:18 am

    I followed this recipe.. i cooked for my parents and my mom said “Naan pethe maganae….” :-) .. One of THE BEST!!..Thanks a bunch…

  13. umskoms said,

    on July 6th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    As your mom said, really you are a great son to cook good chicken curry for your parents. We are very happy to know about this. Keep cooking good dishes to your parents and let us know:-)

  14. Benjamin Hanigraf said,

    on July 11th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    The karaikudi chicken curry was very very delecious and mouth watering. Keep posting such dishes in future.

  15. umskoms said,

    on July 11th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for your visit and comments. Keep visiting for more recipes.

  16. Ramya said,

    on July 20th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Karaikudi chicken curry is hot and tastes delicious… thanks for this wonderful recipe..

  17. Praveena Varadharajan said,

    on July 21st, 2008 at 8:47 am

    I tried this dish today. It came out so well and my husband liked it a lot.
    We had it as a side dish to Idiyappam.It was awesome.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  18. umskoms said,

    on July 24th, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Ramya and Praveena,

    Thanks for trying out ‘Karikudi Chicken Curry’ and letting us know your comments. Hope to see you again.

  19. Shekhar said,

    on August 10th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Actually i asked my wife to take rest. i will cook for today. i open your site and saw this recipe. My Wife really liked this and i too. Thank you. really for this wonderful recipe..

  20. suresh said,

    on October 18th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    going to try…….!

  21. Domnic said,

    on October 30th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    hey thanks for the recipe.. :) and whts does recipe mean!!

  22. vaninandu said,

    on November 17th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Oh this tastes awesome…..

  23. Rajesh said,

    on January 4th, 2009 at 5:47 am

    The simplest best tasting easy-to-cook authentic chicken recipe that I found. My girl friend loved it. (But I bought that one from a restaurant!)

  24. vaninandu said,

    on January 24th, 2009 at 2:52 am

    I tried this dish today for lunch. This is the real chicken gravy I ever tried for. Delicious and thanks a lot for giving such an awesome receipe.

  25. gisi said,

    on February 3rd, 2009 at 8:34 am

    i tried this recipe.i added 1/2tsp of sounf&cumin seeds to the ingredients in the roast&grind.it tasted heavenly

  26. Karthi said,

    on February 5th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Hi umskoms

    Its really good… Easy to prepare.. Thanks a lot

  27. Tulip said,

    on March 24th, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Hi umskoms,
    Your receipe was juz perfect, i tried this out today for dosa… And you know what ? it came out very delicious. thanks for your receipe. keep rocking!!

  28. Manojkumar said,

    on May 11th, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Hai i am manoj from canada, For more than past 10 months myself and my friends have never had a such good south indian dish finally we tried your Karaikudi Chicken Curry kollumbu today really not for name shake i am saying it was such a good dish that we ate today afternoon thanks to this dish sponsor in the website.

  29. UV Chetty said,

    on May 27th, 2009 at 10:08 pm


    This is UV Chetty from chennai. Im not a good cook and i had a severe cold on the day of making this recipe… but fortunately i tried this recipe with all my patience by diligently following the steps.

    Beautiful, a wonderful curry i relished with my lunch/dinner/breakfast the other day….this is surely a mouth watering dish which i had prepared in 20 years.

    I found a trace of my late moms cooking… thanks for giving me a double taste.

  30. UV Chetty said,

    on May 27th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I missed the best thing… my transient flu get cured without any bloody allopathic medicine…

    A request, please publish recipes which are to be cooked predominantly using medicinal herbs…i mean paati vaythiyam..

    Thanks and live long to publish more such recipe…

    Unaway marunthu… Marunthay unavu

  31. umskoms said,

    on May 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Hi UV Chetty, Thanks for your comment.

  32. Suresh said,

    on June 13th, 2009 at 10:41 am


    I am going to try this today.

  33. Suresh said,

    on June 13th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I tried this today. comes out well.

    Thanks :)

  34. Selva said,

    on August 11th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Nice of it.. I tried out..Came very well.

  35. ram said,

    on October 13th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    very nice recipe.gonna try this tonight.Thanks

  36. Rebi said,

    on November 1st, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    hey its the first time I cooked with chicken came super and fantastic

  37. Mano said,

    on November 1st, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I love it. It came super
    I thank God for showing this wonderful website to me ……

  38. Suresh Gowda said,

    on January 4th, 2010 at 7:01 am

    This recipe is awesome, came out very well.
    Thanks for Samai.

  39. Sindhu said,

    on February 1st, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Thanks for the lovely recipe,I had a bad cold and felt so much better after having your curry.

  40. Aravind said,

    on February 14th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Tried this one today and it came out really well. Thanks.

  41. jessie said,

    on March 27th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    woww… its lovely to watch

  42. New Cook said,

    on April 26th, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I made chicken gravy with this instructions. It was soooo good that it was much better that what my wife makes :)

  43. kalaiyarasi said,

    on April 26th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    i tried this one .it came out with a fantabulous colour & taste .my husband is asking to prepare atleast 2 days once .no words to say the taste of this recipie.its awesome,excellent,fantabulous……..thanks a lot

  44. Mercy Manikandan said,

    on June 19th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Hi Ums,

    U R just awesome… thanx a ton for dis recipe IT IS THE BEST!!!! whenever i buy chicken i immdtly start dry roasting the masala to prepare this curry. Its become my default chicken dish as of now… keep rocking!!

  45. Rajeswari said,

    on August 22nd, 2010 at 5:04 am


    I tried this recipe and it came out very well……thanks for a great recipe !!!!!

    Keep posting new recipies….

  46. vidhya said,

    on October 19th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    i tried this receipe varevah…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! superbb……it is very easy also.,… very nice flavour………..

  47. vidhya said,

    on October 19th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    varevah…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! superbb…… nice taste

  48. saran said,

    on October 21st, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    woooooooow!!!i tried it nd came out very well…yummy!!!!i cud nt belive it was me who prepared it….thanks…

  49. MURUGAN said,

    on October 31st, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    wonderful all

  50. sunithavinoth said,

    on November 23rd, 2010 at 5:25 am

    i dont know to cook before i came to US. but now i can able to cook all foods by watching u r site.I tried chicken curry . it came out very well .My hubby loved it……
    Thanks alot again and again………..

  51. on January 19th, 2011 at 10:22 am


    i found your site through search engine.i like your web
    page content and very attractive theme.really i like this


  52. Dinesh said,

    on February 26th, 2011 at 7:41 am

    This looks great but what does 1 Spoon refer to, teaspoon or tablespoon?

  53. vidhya said,

    on April 28th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I tried this receipe this comes out very well !! my husband likes very much, this is also very easy to prepare thankyou for posting this receipe . Have a nice cooking ………..

  54. Prabha said,

    on June 22nd, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Just tried your recipe…fantastic..thank you so much umskoms….God Bless You!!!

  55. rajisanthosh said,

    on July 8th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    awsome recipe

  56. A.Ravi (Kuwait) said,

    on July 16th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    HO my God it is very testy sweet, we are stay in gulf Country and single also, every we made same sambar, rasam, and checken geting very boor

    we will try chettinadu cheken it is very tasty

  57. Joe said,

    on January 25th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Hi, I tried this receipe today and turned out to be very tasty…thank you….

  58. Aiswarya said,

    on February 5th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. it was too good when i prepared it, also looks delicious.hmmm!! My husband really loved the taste. The masala preparation is key to the recipe. keep posting of different recipes. Now i’m one of the fan of your website.

  59. Boopathi said,

    on February 9th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I’m working outside tamil ai got to know abt your website from my friend guru. really,ur tips are a great help for people like me who miss our tn special food’s. i’m deeply indebted to your service!keep up the good work going!

  60. Boopathi said,

    on February 9th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I’m working outside tamilNadu,i got to know abt your website from my friend guru. really,ur tips are a great help for people like me who miss our tn special food’s. i’m deeply indebted to your service!keep up the good work going!

  61. ahalya said,

    on February 11th, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Love this site! Trying out many of the recipes.. Special thanks to umskoms – love all your recipes, especially the Karaikudi kozhi kuzhambu!!! This is the first ‘recipes’ site that I keep coming back to.. all the time!

  62. Linda said,

    on February 17th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    hi thru ur recipe my husband loves me more! thank you very much for sharing this recipe.

  63. Malathi said,

    on March 2nd, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Tried out this dish came out very well my hubby liked it very much thankyou.

  64. on August 2nd, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    one important tip, if you add lemon juice after switching off the stove in to this gravy, it would be more delicious. I have tried it.

  65. Christina said,

    on August 15th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    It was so delicious, I was a little doubtful.. I added lemon juice and also added some mint (pudina) leaves at the end. Tasted great, but was a little spicy for me, but next time I will definetely try it with less chillies. So yummy…. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  66. Amirtha said,

    on July 28th, 2013 at 1:42 am

    HI,,, very nice recipe…. came out well….enjoyed tooo…

  67. on July 28th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Hello, constantly i used to check web site posts here in the early hours
    in the daylight, for the reason that i like to find out more and more.

  68. ankitha said,

    on October 30th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    After marriage this was the first time i was cooking non veg ..wanted to impress my in laws and hubby.. i tried your recipe and they loved it..my sisters in law borrowed the recipe from me.. i felt so proud !!!!!!!! thaks a lot

  69. Kamna said,

    on November 12th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Has anyone eaten this recipe with white rice? I wanna try this recipe but I want to be able to eat it with chapathi and rice..

  70. Kamna said,

    on November 12th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Also do you use the long red chilies or the fat ones??

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