Recipe for Khatti Chicken Curry


  • 1.5 lbs Chicken skinless, bone-in cut into medium sized pieces
  • 1 cup grated coconut (frozen is fine, or use dried coconut flakes)
  • 2? cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves
  • 4-5 dried red chilies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 10-12 whole peppercorns
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 whole star aniseeed
  • 1.5 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1.5 cups finely chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp o

Cooking Directions

Heat 1sp oil in a pan and fry the coconut on medium heat till it turns brown. Keep aside

Dry roast ingredients 3-10 in the same pan till aromatic. Grind in a spice grinder to form a smooth powder.

Grind the fried coconut, garlic, turmeric powder, prepared spice powder and just enough water to form a really smooth paste.

Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan and saute the onions till brown.

Add the spice paste and saute stirring frequently for about 6-7 minutes till oil starts to separate.

Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Saute for 3-4 minutes.

Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add the tamarind paste and salt to taste and simmer for about 10 minutes till the chicken is cooked.

Serve hot with rice or bread or naan.

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