Friday, April 19, 2013

Coorg Chicken

Coorg Chicken 

I don’t remember from where I got this recipe. When I was searching for some chicken recipes in my diary I got this recipe suddenly out in the middle of the page. This recipe doesn’t need the usual chillipowder, onions and tomatoes. Just marinating and frying makes the dish extra-ordinary. 

We enjoyed having it with jeera rice and even the usual sambhar and rasam are the best choice to accompany.

Preparation time: 2 hours (includes the marination time)
Cooking time: 30-45 minutes


500g chicken (cut into small chunks)
1 onion (finely chopped)
Lemon juice (optional)
Turmeric powder

To grind

6 green chillies
Few mint and coriander leaves
4-5 garlic pods
1 inch ginger
1tsp cumin seeds
2tsp black pepper

How to make it

  • Clean the chicken pieces and some turmeric powder to it. Keep aside.

  • Make a smooth paste of the items given and marinate the chicken chunks for about 1-2 hours. If u need add lemon juice and marinate.

  • In wok heat oil, sauté onions till transparent.

  • Roast the marinated chicken pieces in medium flame till golden brown.


  • Original recipe includes deep frying the chicken in hot oil. Just to avoid deep frying step I have tried this method. I don’t find any difference in taste. But this method consumes more time.
  • If u are following the deep frying method just skip the onion part.