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Kozhi Mappas-Kerala Chicken Curry


  1. Chicken-medium sized pieces-
    400 to 500 gms
  2. Onion-sliced-
    1.5 cups(2 medium sized)
  3. Green chilies-cut vertically-
    2 nos(or according to taste)
  4. Curry leaves
    2 sprigs
  5. Ginger-finely chopped-
    1 tsp
  6. Garlic-finely chopped-
    1 tsp
  7. Kashmiri chili powder
    1 tbsp(see notes)
  8. Turmeric powder
    1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander powder
    3/4 tbsp
  10. Garam masala powder
    3/4 tsp
  11. Water
    1/4 cup
  12. Potato-cubed-
    3/4 cup( one medium sized)
  13. Thin coconut milk
    1.5 cups
  14. Thick coconut milk
    1/2 cup
  15. Salt
    to taste
  16. Oil
    as required


  • Heat oil in a pan and add onion,green chilies,curry leaves.ginger and garlic.Saute until onion turns golden brown ,over a medium low flame.
  • Reduce the flame to low and add kashmiri chili powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder, garam masala powder and 1/4 cup water.Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes,stirring continuously until masala starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  • Add potato and mix well.Cook for a minute or two.
  • Add chicken pieces and cook  for few minutes..
  • Add thin coconut milk ,salt and mix well.Cover and cook till the chicken is done and gravy turns thick.
  • Add thick coconut milk and simmer for few minutes.Serve with appam ,chapathi or rice.


  • Adjust the spice level according to your taste.Kashmiri chili powder gives a nice red colour to the curry without being too spicy.I used about 1.5 tbsp of kashmiri chili powder.If you are using regular chili powder,use according to your spice level.
  • If you require more gravy add sufficient quantity of hot water  while adding the thin coconut milk to the curry.

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    August 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Love your clicks.. Looks so yummy

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    August 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Chicken curry looks super tempting.. Love your clicks..

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    Priya Suresh
    August 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Lipsmacking here, wat a tempting mappas..

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    Vimitha Durai
    August 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Making me drool. looks so good

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    Helene Dsouza
    August 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Your kerala chicken curry looks mouthwatering! Your scrumptious pictures are not helping much either =P

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    Happy’s Cook
    August 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    wow lovely clicks, making me to crave for this chicken curry…yummy

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    September 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    🙂 nice recipe will try it nw

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    December 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    This looks tasty. Going to try this for my next potluck at office. Following you.

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    August 1, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Oh wow! This looks really tempting and yummy! the colors are so perfect and the texture,,, holy cow! This is worth the weight I will gain if I ate more and more. LOL. Thanks for the recipe.

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    November 19, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I followed the recipe and it turned out delicious. I'll make it again this weekend.

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    The contented Sagittarian
    November 4, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Tried it…was superb! So easy to make and so delicious.thanks for your lovely recipes.

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