Koli Curry / Coorg Chicken Curry
This mouthwatering chicken curry drenched in coconut base and seasoned with kachampuli ( black vinegar) is very unique to the character of Coorg. This versatile curry goes well with possibly anything you can think of – rice, akki rotis, kadambuttu, paputtu, bread, dosas, idlis, appams, etc – The list is endless but best and most frequently combined with nuputtu ( steamed rice noodles made from scratch). If you love Coorg and it’s cuisine, this quick and delicious curry will definitely please your platter 🙂
1/2 kg chicken, cut in small pieces and washed
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp kachampuli (black vinegar) or 1 tsp tamarind extract
Salt to taste
1 cup medium sized onion, chopped
Coriander leaves for garnish
FOR MASALA PASTE:
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2″ piece cinnamon
1 tsp poppy seeds, roasted
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped ginger
4 green chilies
1 cup fresh/frozen coconut, cut into small pieces or grated
- Marinate chicken in red chili powder and turmeric set it aside for 30mins minimum. Overnight is better 🙂 Chicken with bones is a good option for this curry.
- The next step is to prepare the raw masala paste. In a mixer jar, add in all ingredients – coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves ginger, garlic, green chilies, roasted poppy seeds. Grind together adding little water to make a paste. – less than ½ cup.
- In a large pan, heat oil and fry onions till golden brown.
- Then add the fresh raw masala paste and fry till the raw smell goes off. You know it is ready when you get a nice aroma and oil on the sides ooze out.
- Now add the chicken pieces, salt to taste and fry for about 5mins.
- Once the colour of chicken pieces change, add 2 cups of water.
- Cover with a lid and cook the chicken on low heat till tender approx. 15 minutes
- Once the chicken is cooked add the kachampuli extract or tamarind extract as a substitute.
- Simmer for 5 more minutes.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
- Enjoy with Akki Roti / Kadambuttu or steamed white rice.
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32 thoughts on “Koli Curry / Coorg Chicken Curry”
I know I am going to love this Trupti 🙂 I love chicken curry, so will be trying this. x
👍🏼👍🏼that’s so good t hear 🙂
Very interesting flavors
Lovely! The paste sounds so good. If I can’t find fresh coconut, what would you use?
Thanks Elaine! Try frozen coconut if you get. Else use unsweetened dedicated coconut – add hot water to it and soak till soft – then grind with the rest to make a paste 🙂
Excellent, thank you 🙂 I do live in an area with lots of Indian food stores so I’ll see what I can find x
🙂 then you can find coconut easily
Do you have a masala paste or gravy recipe using fresh tomatoes on your blog?
will update one soon.. 🙂
That looks super yummy and tempting. Love the flavors! 🙂
Thank you ☺️☺️☺️
chicken is my all time favorite 🙂 i have posted my version of chicken curry in my blog. Yours also looks yum.. eye opening click.
Sure will take a look 🙂
Your welcome to my blog :)anytime !!
looks mouthwatering indeed!
Thank you dear 😘
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This looks so good Trupti!
Thank you Lynn 😘
Looks great. Next time I but some coconut, will try this. Luckily my local weekly market is Tuesdays and they have fresh coconut at the moment.
Thank you Nadia 🙂 I hope to hear from you soon then
Delicious tempting recipe Trupti. I didn’t know something called black vinegar existed. Is it a local ingredient. I am so happy you mentioned a substitute because I can’t resist from making this yummy chicken 😋
Love and hugs
Most recipes from Coorg , use this black vinegar- it’s got a special flavour – don’t know how to describe it! ☺️ tamarind should work in this recipe. Happy you like it Ana! Hugs to you too 😘
This looks delicious. Always a fan of a good curry
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you give this a try!
nom nom.. sounds so good. As with a lot of Indian recipes, I have never heard of this before ..:s
Thank you so much 🙂
What a gorgeous curry and I love the sound of your curry paste too.
Thank you so much Corina ☺️