Monday, March 4, 2013

Chicken curry with ground green chilly/Pachamulaku aracha kozhi curry (Servs 4)

Green chilly chicken curry

Do you love spicy food? then this is for you, a perfect spiced up chicken curry with great flavors. A great one to pair with rotis, rice, appams etc…


Chicken 1 kg, cut to medium pieces
Green chilly 5 Thai chilly or 1 big Serrano
Red onion 1 big, thinly sliced
Tomato 1 small, chopped
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Cashew nuts 1 TBSP, soaked in ¼ cup milk
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Black pepper powder ½ tsp, optional
Fennel powder ½ tsp
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Oil 1 TBSP
Salt as needed
Curry leaves a few


Soak cashew nuts and green chilly in ¼ cup milk for 15 minutes and grind to a smooth paste. Set aside.

Heat oil in deep bottom pan and splutter mustard seeds. Set flame to medium and add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until an aroma develops. Add the sliced onions and saute until golden brown color.Throw in the curry leaves followed by turmeric powder, garam masala and black pepper powder. Sauté well until the raw smell from the powders are gone and a cooked masala smell is developed. Next add the ground cashew nut- green chilly paste and mix well to combine. Cook this until oil separates. Add the chicken and combine well with the masala. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes and add the chopped tomatoes and salt. Mix well and cook covered for 20-30 minutes or until chicken pieces and soft and tender.

Green chilly chicken curry

Notes: There is no need to add water to cook as the chicken will ooze out a lot of water. If needed add ¼ - ½ cup water and cook until desired gravy.



  1. Great............Looks yummy!!!!!1But I can't imagine the spiceness of green it very spicy?????

    1. HI shaain,
      Thanks for you comment. Yup, it was spicy, but this curry has a total different flavor as the heat is only coming from green chilly. Try this sometime when you feel like eating something different from the regular tastes :)


  2. curry is so tempting..i love that beautiful color

  3. Fantabulous curry, full of flavours.

  4. v tempting n flavorful chicken curry..!

  5. Can imagine the flavor,looks great.

  6. Yumm....very tasty and lip smacking dish.

  7. you didn't mentioned about onions during preparation, what time I need to add onions?

    1. Disni, Thank you so much for pointing out, I have updated the recipe. Let me know how it turned out? Thanks again :D

      Regards, Suji

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