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Village Chicken Curry


My name is Lakshmi, and I am a homemaker. I love cooking and experimenting with different recipes, especially those from my native India.

Village chicken curry

Village chicken curry

This flavorful village-style chicken curry will make an excellent addition to your feast. Serve it with hot rice, idli, paratha, and appam.

Cook Time

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15 min

15 min

30 min

3 to 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 dried chillies
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 small tomato, finely chopped
  • Handful of curry leaves
  • 500 grams bone-in chicken pieces
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3 tablespoons kuzhambu masala powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add fennel seeds and dry chilies.
  2. Once the fennel seeds start to splutter, add the onions and curry leaves. Saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add the ginger-garlic paste and stir-fry till the raw smell of the paste dissipates.
  4. Add the tomatoes and saute again; then add the masala powders, salt and a small amount of water. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken pieces and a little more water. Cook for another 10 minutes till the chicken becomes soft and tender.
  6. Add the coconut milk and bring it to a boil for 2 minutes; then turn off the heat. Serve the curry with hot rice, idli, paratha, or appam.


Lakshmi (author) from Chennai on September 03, 2020:

Hi Danny,you are welcome and thank you for your interest in this recipe.

Danny from India on September 03, 2020:

A delicious dish, will surely follow it at home. Thanks, Lakshmi.

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