Coorgi Style Chicken Curry Recipe

Coorgi Style Chicken Curry Recipe is a perfect combination of chicken, coconut and the local spices of coorg, given a tangy flavour with the local fruit based vinegar called kachampuli.

Priyanjali Joardar
Coorgi Style Chicken Curry Recipe
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Coorgi style chicken curry is one of the specialty and the use of kachampuli makes this authentic and delicious. Coorgi style chicken curry is best served with steamed rice for a hearty lunch.

Best known are the non vegetarian dishes of chicken, pork and meat. The gravies are generally coconut based, spicy and tangy made with kachampuli which is a type of fruit based vinegar very common to the coorgi cuisine. In case kachampuli isn't available this can be made with tamarind as well. 

Coorgi Style Chicken Curry is best served with Coorg Style Kadumbuttu/Kadambuttu  or plain akki roti for a simple weekday meal. 

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Chicken recipes such as

  1. Cheesy Chicken Ala Kiev Recipe
  2. Kolkata Chicken Chaap Recipe
  3. Chicken Momos Recipe

Cuisine: Coorg
Course: Lunch
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


    For chicken marinade
  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 2 tablespoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 12 cloves Garlic
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 20 Curry leaves
  • For the gravy
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 4 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Kachampuli
  • Oil

How to make Coorgi Style Chicken Curry Recipe

  1. To begin making the Coorgi Style Chicken Curry,  wash and clean the chicken thoroughly and cut the chicken into medium curry cut pieces. 

  2.  In a bowl, marinate the chicken along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and oil. Keep aside for an hour in fridge. 

  3. Heat a pan on medium flame, dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns, ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and coconut for about 4-5 minutes till the aroma comes. Turn off the flame.

  4. Cool the masala and grind it into a fine paste by adding a tablespoon of water. Keep aside. 

  5. Heat a kadai on medium flame add oil, and mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and dried red chillies. When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add onions. Saute till golden brown.

  6. Add the ground masala paste with some water. Add the tomatoes, salt and sugar. Cook till the tomatoes turn mushy. 

  7. Now add the marinated chicken, along with some water. Cover the kadai and simmer till the chicken is well cooked.

  8. Once the chicken is cooked add the kachampuli and cook for a minute. Cover the chicken and cook for 10-15 minutes before serving with steamed rice. 

  9. Coorgi Style Chicken Curry is best served with Coorg Style Kadumbuttu/Kadambuttu  or plain akki roti for a simple weekday meal.  

Coorgi Style Chicken Curry Recipe is part of the Recipe Contest: South Indian Cooking