Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Kori Kari - Chicken Curry

Here is a typical mangalorian chicken curry known as kori kari. This is a kudla style of chicken preparation. Flavoured with coconut and spices, gives this curry a tantalizing taste, which has similarities with kerala kozhi curry.This goes well with neer dosa, appam, idiappam and rice.


2 lb - Chicken
2 medium size - Tomato, chopped
Marble size - Tamarind
1 medium - Onion, chopped
1 cup - Thick coconut milk

To fry

2 tsp - Khus khus / Poppy seeds
4 - cloves
1 - Cinnamon stick
1/2 of one - Onion, chopped
1/2 cup - Grated coconut, fresh

Dry roast

1 tbsp - Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp - Jeera / Cumin
1/4 tsp - Methi seeds / Fenugreek / Uluva
1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
20 - Whole dry red chili ( increase or decrease as per individual taste buds )

Preparing the masala

1 ) Heat oil in a pan, fry khus-khus, clove, cinnamon and onion. Fry till onion is lightly brown. Then add coconut and fry till coconut is lightly browned. Take off the stove and cool.

2 ) Heat a pan to dry roast, coriander seeds, jeera, methi, mustard, turmeric and red chili. Roast on low heat for 1 minutes. Take off the stove.

Now add to a blender both the fried and dry roasted ingredients. Add tamarind, some water and grind to a paste.

To make the curry

3 ) Heat oil in a heavy bottom saucepan. Add onion and brown it lightly, then add tomatoes and chicken. When the chicken is half cooked add the ground masala. Add salt to taste and little water. Cook till chicken is fully cooked.

4 ) Add coconut milk and bring to boil. Garnish with coriander leaves and take off the stove.

Serve with appam, neer dosa, or with rice.
Kori kari tastes even better the next day. Spare some for the next day and taste the enhanced taste of this curry.



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Sia's Corner said...

thats the very fav dish of every non veg eaters in m'lore. i guess its usaully served with kori rotti which is a think crisp rice rotties(something like papad) and ofcourse neer dosa as u have mentioned. by the way r u from m'lore/kudla? :)

Asha said...

Great recipe Pravs,didn't know you are a Kannadiga!:))Good to see Kori Kari.Yum!!

Pravs said...

Hey ladies... i am all the way a malayali :D
A small part of my childhood i grew up in mangalore. There i have tasted kori rotti and my mom made a chicken curry, which i am not sure is exact mangalorian recipe. This recipe, i got from a mangalorian friend, who told me it's a kudla way of chciken preparation.

Hi Shanti : Thanks you :D

Maneka Nirmal said...

when i read the name first,i didn't understand what it is. nice recipe pravs..looks delish

Sig said...

Wow pravs, I've had this once, love this curry.... I had no idea how to make it, it looks very yummy! What is neer dosa?

Pravs said...

Hi Sig : Neer in kannada mean water. This is popular in mangalore. You soak rice in water and grind with little coconut. no need of fermenting.. you make thin dosa out of it.

Mishmash ! said...

never tasted this one...and the name sounded quite weird to me ;))))
So daily blogging, huh ? :)

Richa said...

hey the name itself is so cute, kori kari :) love all the spice combinations that you come up with! 20 chili wow that shud pack a punch :)

Pravs said...

Hi Shn : Do try this recipe and discover what kori kari is. It's the kannada name for this dish.

Hi Richa : With 20 chilies the curry was not spicy enough for me :D...Of course it depends on the chili too. Some are really hot.... use those sparingly.

mallugirl said...

i think i have tasted this , called sukha chicken in bombay. love it. thansk for the detailed recipe.

Sharmi said...

though I dont eat meat loved the pic!!

Seena said...

Reading the name, thought you have mistakenly written..Kori for kozhi..haven't tasted one like this ..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW it is a different curry...

Pravs said...

Hi Mallugirl : Thanks. Now you can give this recipe a try and let me know if my recipe tastes the same.

Hi Sharmi : Thanks :D

Hi Seena : It's kannada name for kozhi curry :D

Hi Sukanya : Yep, it's diff and tasty. The next day it tasted even more better...yum :P

KitchenFairy said...

Dear I missed lot of things ...Hey u are posting daily??Kutta njan varatto evide ellam adipoli thanne..kurache busy..detail aayittu vayikkan varum..

Pecos Blue said...

Made this with the mango curry--turned out very yummy.

Pravs said...

Hi Pecos Blue : Thank you so much for giving me the feed back. Really appreciate it :D
I hope you will try more of my recipes...

Poornima said...

Your kori kari was so tasty.I have tried out a lot of your recipes and they have all been really nice.Thanks so much for the lovely recipes.And keep it coming!

Pravs said...

Poornima : Thanks a lot poornima, for the feedback :)

Nisha said...

I tried both the sukha chicken an black pepper chicken both turned out so gud,thank's a lot,luv an hug's Nisha

Pravs said...

Nisha : Thank you so much for the feedback and i am glad to know you liked the chicken recipes.