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Nadan Kozhi is a chicken variety prepared in Kerala and is a part of the famous Malabari cuisine. It is a lip-smacking regional dish with a slightly sweet flavour profile in which the coconut taste is quite pronounced. It is a simple and accessible dish that can be served and enjoyed even without much skill or experience. It is infused with the flavours of a distinctive spice mix and the gravy has a bright red colour..


  1. Prep time: 10 minutes
  2. Cook time: 50 minutes


  • 6 servings


Chicken1 kg
Chilli powder2 tsp.
Salt1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder1 tsp
Onion, medium sized4 pc
Green chilli4 pc
Tomato, medium sized3 pc
Ginger-garlic paste3 tbsp
Chilli powder1.5 tbsp
Coriander powder2 tbsp
Fennel powder2 tsp
EarthSpice Garam Masala1 tsp
Curry leaves3 sprigs
Thick coconut milk3-4 cups
Coriander leavesfor garnish
SaltAs required


  1. Clean and marinate the chicken pieces with chilli powder, turmeric, and salt. Set aside for 30 minutes. This retains the juiciness of the chicken and maintains its tenderness. Marination saves cooking time.
  2. EarthSpice Chicken Masala will be tosted in a small skillet over medium heat for 1 minute until you notice its fragrance. Add to water and stir to make a fine spice paste.
  3. Now it’s time to prepare the tadka. The tadka defines the foundations of the flavouring of the gravy and tempers it.Take a small skillet with vegetable oil. Add thinly sliced onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, and salt. Raise the flame to mid-high and cook for approximately 5 minutes until the onions acquire a translucent colour. The addition of salt makes the onions cook faster.
  4. After you notice the onions turning brown, add the spice paste made with EarthSpice Chicken Masala along with a fine paste of ginger and garlic to mix. The whole mixture should be sautéed for 2 minutes until the spices let out their aromas.
  5. Continue to sauté as you add EarthSpice Garam Masala together with black pepper, coriander powder, and fennel powder to enrich and achieve a complex spiciness in the gravy. Add enough oil to fry the masalas and bring to medium flame.
  6. Stir the mix until the oil separates out from the paste in about 2 minutes. Adjust the proportion of EarthSpice Garam Masala according to your preference for spiciness.
  7. Put chopped tomatoes and cook it well by keeping it covered over a low to medium flame with the rest of the gravy. Cover the mix and continue for 5—8 minutes, fine-tuning the salt in the gravy as you like it.
  8. Add the marinated chicken pieces to the gravy. Mix properly such that the spice seasonings coats the exterior and is soaked up in it as much as possible. After that, cover the skillet and reduce the flame to low-medium. Cook the chicken until moisture (water) begins to emerge from it.
  9. Now, it’s all about draining the chicken of water while retaining just enough moisture at the end, otherwise the chicken will completely dry up and we don’t want this to happen.

Next, add the coconut milk to lighten the colour and balance the spice profile of the gravy. The coconut milk imparts the signature taste of this dish. Cook the chicken with the coconut milk and salt to taste over a low simmering flame, until the desired consistency is achieved. This takes an estimated 25 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves to finish


Combine with steamed rice, appam, pathiri, roti or parantha to enjoy this medium-thick curry flavoured with a complex spice mix.


  • You can make this dish without coconut milk for a thinner gravy and different taste.
  • Roasted chicken can also be used
  • Chicken stock can be added along with the coconut milk


Calories 317 (Calories from Fat 180). Total Fat 20g (DV 31%). Saturated Fat 14g (DV 70%). Sodium 600mg (DV 25%). Total Calories 317 (Calories from Fat 180). Total Fat 20g (DV 31%). Saturated Fat 14g (DV 70%). Sodium 600mg (DV 25%). Total

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