Coorg Koli Curry Recipe - Coorgi Chicken Curry

Coorg Koli Curry Recipe is essentially a chicken curry made Coorgi style with the usage of coconut and tamrind paste. Served best with some akki roti or steamed rice for a lovely Sunday lunch.

Garima Gautam
Coorg Koli Curry Recipe - Coorgi Chicken Curry
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Coorg Koli Curry Recipe is a flavour packed chicken curry from South India. They make their food flavouresoem and spicy, which makes it likeable by all. 

Coorg is a distinct cuisine in Karnataka that is a lot towards natural and locally available ingredients. It has a typical tangy but soothing flavor due to the addition of tamarind and poppy seeds.

Serve Coorg Koli Curry Recipe Coorgi Akki Roti or Ari Pathiri Recipe for a complete comforting meal. 

If you like this recipe, try more recipes like

  1. Nandan Kozhi Recipe (Kerala Style Chicken Curry)
  2. Chicken Mapas Recipe (Chicken in Coconut Milk Curry)
  3. Classic Andhra Style Chicken Curry Recipe
  4. Bhut Jolokia Murgh Recipe (Ghost Chilli Chicken Curry)

Cuisine: Coorg
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

60 M


2 Servings


  • 1/2 kg Chicken
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 4 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 teaspoon Poppy seeds , roasted
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , minced
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 cup Onion , chopped
  • 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Tamarind Paste
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , for garnish

How to make Coorg Koli Curry Recipe - Coorgi Chicken Curry

  1. To begin making Coorg Koli Curry Recipe, marinate the chicken in red chilli powder and turmeric powder and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes minimum.

  2. Take a  mixer jar and add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves ginger, garlic, green chillies and roasted poppy seeds. Grind them all together, add some water to it. 

  3. Once done, take a large pan and heat cooking oil on medium flame. Once the oil is hot enough, add the chopped onions and fry till golden brown, on a medium heat.

  4. Now turn the heat to low, and add the masala paste which you ground earlier into the pan, stir till the raw smell disappears.

  5. Now add the chicken pieces into it, and required salt to taste and cook for about 7-8 minutes on low heat. Once the chicken looks well coated with spices, then add some water. Cover it with a lid and cook the chicken on a low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes or till it gets tender.

  6. Once the chicken is cooked, add tamarind extract and cook for 5 more minutes. Switch off and serve it hot.

  7. Serve Coorg Koli Curry Recipe Coorgi Akki Roti or Ari Pathiri Recipe for a complete comforting meal.