Kerala tasty chicken thoran

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Kerala tasty chicken thoran


Kerala chicken thoran

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 35 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 kgs boneless chicken (cut in to small pieces)

  • 25 nos shallots

  • 1 tbsp ginger

  • 1 tbsp garlic

  • 1 cups coconut

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 tbsp mustard

  • 4 sprig curry leaves

  • 2 tsp red chilly powder

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 3/4 tsp garam masala

  • 3 nos green chilly

  • 1/4 tsp freshly grounded black pepper

  • 2 tbsp salt


  • Clean and wash the chicken ,drain and cut into small pieces
  • Crush and blend shallots
  • Using your hands mix grated coconut with 3 sprig curry leaves, green chillies, red chilli powder, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder well and keep it aside.
  • Pour 2 tablespoon of coconut oil in earthenware pot or man chatty or in a heavy bottomed pan and tilt the manchatty or pan in such a way that oil gets spread evenly.
  • Add mustard seeds and when they splutter add the crushed shallot and saute till golden brown.
  • Add the crushed ginger, crushed garlic and saute for couple of minutes.
  • Add the cleaned chicken pieces
  • Now add reaming 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder, salt, homemade garam masala, black pepper powder; mix well and cook for 5 more minutes
  • Close and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the chicken is 3/4 th cooked and start to ooze out water .
  • Now add the spiced grated coconut mixture and combine well. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon coconut oil and dry roast it in medium heat till browned up (Stir in between to avoid burning and it takes 10 to15 minutes approximately. Do not close the lid after adding oil.) Once the chicken mixtures have attained the dark brown color and completely dried then remove from the fire.
  • Chicken Thoran is ready to serve…Serve as a side dish with rice