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..

Shilpa Dixon said...

Hi, I am a born veggie, married to a non-veg family. I'm learning to cook non-veg dishes for my family..I had heard a lot about this lovely tasty dish from my friends..I have cooked this dish and it was awesome. Thank you a ton.

I have also posted this in my blog http://hungrykya.nuvodev.com (have given credit to you). Please visit my site.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Thanks Shilpa