Naadan Varutharacha Chicken Curry

varutharacha kozhi curry

Kerala Style Chicken Curry with Spicy Roasted Desiccated Coconut

Naadan Varutharacha Kozhi Curry / Kerala Style Chicken Curry is an all time favorite of my family.. This type of VARUTHARACHA Chicken curry is usually made with Fresh coconut, roasted with spices..varutharacha chicken curry recipe

But today I’m posting Varutharacha Chicken Curry with Desiccated Coconut/ dry coconut powder.. So don’t worry, you can make Varutharacha chicken curry even without fresh coconut.. !! Believe me, it was so good .. Tasted just like the curry done with Fresh coconut.. if you want to try a super healthy Chicken curry, here is the recipe of ZERO OIL CHICKEN CURRY(click the link)!varutharacha chicken curry pinterest

So here is the recipe:


For curry:

  • Chicken-1 ( cut to medium sized pieces)
  • Potato-1 ( cut to pieces )
  • Onion-2 ( chopped)
  • Ginger-1/2 inch piece ( crushed)
  • Garlic -5 cloves ( crushed )
  • Tomato-1 ( chopped)
  • Curry leaves-a small bunch
  • Coconut oil-2 spoon
  • Red chilly powder- 2 spoon
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 spoon
  • Coriander powder -2 spoon
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 spoon
  • Fennel seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds-1/4 teaspoon
  • Shallots-5-6
  • Desiccated coconut-1/2 cup

For Seasoning:

  • Coconut oil- 1 spoon
  • Kashmiri chilly powder-1/2 spoon
  • Onion-a small one (finely chopped ) / 4-5 shallots finely chopped

How to make:

1) first of all, heat a pan.. Put the desiccated coconut to it..sauté in medium flame for sometime..then add fennel seeds, few curry leaves, shallots, and all the spice powders..stir nicely till the desiccated coconut turns brown and the flame when it is done and keep it aside! Once it is cool, blend it to a smooth buy mg tramadol paste with 3/4 cup of water or so..if needed add more water..varutharacha chicken curry with dessicated coconut

2)now heat a pan / wok.. Add oil.. Then put onion and curry leaves..sauté well for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.. Then add fenugreek leaves and cook for another 2-3 minutes..

3)next add chicken pieces , crushed ginger & garlic,and salt.. After some time add the potato pieces..Mix all the ingredients together and cook with the lid closed!!recipe of varutharacha chicken curry

4)occasionally open the lid and stir gently..then add tomatoes.. And again cook with the lid closed for some more time till water comes out of the chicken..also chicken and potatoes should be cooked well..varutharacha chicken curry with potatoes

5)then pour the desiccated coconut paste to the chicken and mix well.. If needed add some more water and check the salt..add more salt if required..let it boil for at least 4 minutes.. Then off the flame!!varutharacha chicken curry with potato

6)now let’s do the seasoning or tadka.. Heat a pan, add oil.. Later add onion/ shallots.. Sauté it well and once it is cooked add Kashmiri chilly powder.. Off the flame and pour this to the chicken curry..mix well with the chicken curry..kerala style varutharacha chicken curry

So  is ready!! That too with desiccated coconut / dried coconut powder.. This chicken curry tastes best with Ghee rice!! That’s our will go with rice/ chapathi / any kind of bread.Kerala style chicken curry with desiccated coconut

hope all will give a try to this chicken curry..I am taking this curry to FIESTA FRIDAY hosted by Angie and co-hosts of  this week are Sandhya @ Indfused and Nancy @ Feasting With Friends

Njoy folks:)!!


  1. Such a delicious sounding curry… Your photos are mouth watering! Great instructions for the novice curry maker (me!), I love the step by step photos. Thanks for sharing your recipe with all of celebrating this week’s edition of Fiesta Friday!

    1. Thank you so much Nancy!! Happy FF😃

  2. This sounds so delicious – I’ve pinned it and can’t wait to make it! Thank you!

  3. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday Top Ten this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

    1. Oh wowww.. Thank you so much!!😃😊! Made my day😂😂

  4. Hi thanx for the recipe. I have question. When I make curries with roasted coconut with spice powder it gives a raw taste. What should I do? Pls help

    1. If you are roasting the coconut nicely along with the spice powders, then raw taste will never comes. So next time roast it with all the spice mixes on low flame for longer time than you normally used to do. Then blend it to a smooth paste. I hope it will come out great next time:)

      1. Thank for your quick reply. But is it okay to add a little bit oil. I don’t cook very often and so am worried that I might overcook the mixture.

        1. Pleasure is mine..
          Yeah if you want , you can add some oil too.
          Thank you so much for stopping by:)
          Happy cooking.

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