Chicken Chukka/Kozhi Varuval

Chicken chukka is easy and yummy to make with the available ingredients in kitchen and goes well with rice or roti.

Chicken Chukka (2)



  1. Chicken – 1/2 kg
  2. Grated Coconut –1/2 cup
  3. Garlic – 20
  4. Dry red chilly –10
  5. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  6. Pepper corns –1/2 tsp
  7. Cumin seeds –1/2 tsp
  8. Fennel seeds –1 tsp
  9. Onion(chopped) – 1
  10. Poppy seeds(kuskus) –1/2 tsp
  11. Cinnamon stick – 1’ inch piece
  12. Cloves –2
  13. Fenugreek seeds – 1 pinch
  14. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  15. Curry leaves
  16. Salt
  17. Ghee – 3tbsp
  18. Oil – 2 tsp

Chicken Chukka (5)



  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan.Roast coriander seeds,dry red chilly,pepper,garlic(15),poppy seeds,cinnamon stick,cloves,fennel seeds, 1/4 tsp cumin seeds,1/4 tsp chopped onion and turmeric powder for 2-3 minutes on low flame.Grind it into a paste.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan.Add cinnamon stick,chopped onion and let it saute.
  3. In the mean time,Heat oil in another pan .Add grated coconut,cumin seeds,5 garlic to ti and roast it.Grind it to a fine paste.
  4. Once onion turns light brown,add chicken,3/4th of the spice paste and salt  to it.Mix well. Cover and cook without adding water.
  5. Once chicken is well cooked,add the  coconut paste and remaining spice paste to it.Add curry leaves to it.Stir well.
  6. Roast till all water is evaporated and chicken is dry.
  7. Serve with rice or roti.


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