Koli Saaru /Chicken Curry

Susheela Aunty gave us this bowl of heavenly chicken curry that Honey demolished in minutes. It is a typical Gowda style curry that goes very well with Mudde . This recipe goes on to show that Karnataka has some very good non-vegetarian recipes to offer. Watch out for more such recipes...it is on the way.

We will need,

Chicken         1 lb cut into 1cubes
Peanut oil       3 tsp
Salt to taste

For the masala paste:
Garlic             3 cloves
Ginger            1" piece
Cloves           3
Cinnamon       1/2" piece
Poppy seeds   2 tbsp
Chilly powder  2-3 tsp or there about
Dhania powder 2 tsp
Coconut           1/4 cup grated
Onion               1 medium
Coriander fresh   a handful

  • Heat a pan. Toast the poppy seeds in the pan till fragrant. Remove from heat and crush coarsely. Set it aside.
  • In the same hot pan, toast chopped onion till golden in colour.
  • Combine the toasted onion, poppy seeds and all the other ingredients for the masala paste and grind till smooth.
  • Heat oil in a thick bottom pot. Drop the chicken cubes and brown the cubes on all sides.
  • Pour over the masala paste and enough water to cover the chicken very well. 
  • Cover and simmer till the chicken is cooked through and the masala is well cooked, about 30 minutes. 
  • Adjust salt. Chop and sprinkle some fresh coriander on top of the curry if desired.


Trupti said...

Chicken curry looks very mouthwatering

Sailaja Damodaran said...


R Sudhir Kumar said...

Its on the way from here. Look delicious!

Kannada Cuisine said...

Thanks folks :)

n33ma said...

This is typical gowda curry,looks good.

Smita Srivastava said...

First time here while googling for tamrind rice . Enjoyed reading ur lovely well written recipes !!!

- Smita

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anupama polasa said...

I tried this last night, it came out really really well. thank you so much:)

anupama polasa said...

I tried this last night. It came out really really well. thank you so much :)

Anonymous said...

I tried this and came out really good, Thanks Kannada cuisine.

Nitin Shetty
Chicago, Il

Kannada Cuisine said...

Thanks Nitin Shetty... Hope you try and love other recipes as well..