Coorg Special Koli Saaru/Chicken Curry

Nom Nom Nom...The chicken curry was all gone in 10 minutes happily devoured the kadubu and chicken curry kya combination hai boss of my favorite chicken curries normally in coorg and mangalore  they would serve this to guests visiting or prepare the curry for special occasions and specially during rainy season amazing treat for lunch or dinner you'll not feel heavy after this wonderful meal...amazing...:)
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1/2 Kilo Chicken
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt to taste
  • Wash and clean the chicken thoroughly prick with chicken with fork and make cuts on the chicken thighs so that the masala can marinate evenly. 
  • Marinate the chicken with the mention ingredients well in advance minimum time for marination 1/2 hour.
1 Medium Onion
15 Garlic Pods
1 1/2 Inch Ginger
1 Tbsp Black Pepper corns
1/2 Tsp Fennel seeds
1 Inch Stick Cinnamon
3 Cloves
3 Pods Cardamom
1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds or Powder
10-15 Dried Kashmiri Red Chilies
10-12 Dried Guntur Red Chilies
3 Tbsp Ghee
3 Tbsp Oil
Salt as per taste

  • In a wok or heavy bottom pot boil 1 1/2 cups water.
  • To the boiling water add ginger, garlic, chilies, spices and onion place a cover and allow to cook for 10 to 15 minutes on very low flame.
  • Once the water reduces and the onion has cooked a bit allow to cool and add to the mixer jar to grind into a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a heavy bottom wok transfer the masala paste to the oil and fry till oil surfaces on top add the chicken to the masala and fry a bit.
  • Add salt and water till the chicken is covered place a cover and allow to cook on medium flame till the chicken has cooked till fork tender and the gravy should have reduced a bit.
Once the gravy is done add lime and fresh coriander serve hot with Kadubu...enjoy...Happy Cooking...:)


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  2. So nice and colorful

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  4. Wow nice recipe, i like this dish Koli Saaru/Chicken Curry.. Actually i am from mangalore, and it's popular dish in Mangalore too. Many of the hotels in coorg and Madikeri will serve this dish.



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