Nadan Chicken Curry – Trissur Style

Nadan Chicken Curry - Trissur Style

Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4)

1. Chicken – 3/4 kg, cut into medium pieces

   Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

   Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

   Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

   Salt – To taste

Marinate the chicken pieces with the above ingredients for at least 2 hrs.

2. Potato – 2 small, cut into medium cubes

3. Onion – 2 medium, thinly sliced

4. Green chilies – 1 – 2, slit

   Ginger – garlic paste – 2 – 3 tsp

   Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5. Tomato – 1 medium, chopped

6. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

   Chilly powder – 3/4 – 1 tsp

   Pepper powder – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

   Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

   Garam masala powder – 1 tsp (Click here for the recipe)

7. Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup ( OR 2 – 2.5 tbsp canned coconut milk)

8. Salt – To taste

9. Oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

For the seasoning

10. Peal onions – 5 – 6

     Curry leaves – A few

     Coconut oil – 1 – 1.5 tsp


1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a deep pan. Add thinly sliced onion, little salt and saute until golden. Add ginger-garlic paste, slit green chilies and curry leaves. Saute until their raw smell is gone and then add the chopped tomatoes. Cook covered until they get mashed up and oil separates. Add the masala powders and saute until their raw smell is gone, about 30 seconds. Sprinkle a little water if the masala sticks to the pan. Add the chicken pieces, mix well and cook for a few minutes. Add the cubed potatoes and 1.5 – 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook covered until the chicken pieces are cooked well, about 30 – 35 minutes, at medium-low heat. Add 1/2 cup thick coconut milk and a few curry leaves. Switch off.

2. Heat 1 – 1.5 tsp oil in a small pan. Add sliced pearl onions and fry until brown. Add a few curry leaves. Stir for a few seconds and pour over the prepared curry. Cover with a lid for 10 minutes. Serve with rice / chapatis / appam / idiyappam etc.


Trissur Style Chicken Curry



Recipe Courtesy – Preetha Jayesh


  1. Slurp,fingerlicking chicken curry,seriously cant take my eyes from the clicks..

  2. Thick and delicious curry…Beautiful kothipikkuna clicks..

  3. Lip-smacking recipe.. Nice clicks..

  4. i love chicken curry with potatoes…yum..

  5. Creamy and yummy chicken curry.

  6. Wow superb curry..drooling here

  7. very tempting and yummy curry !!

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  8. oh what a perfect dish to have…love it..wonderful clicks too

  9. Looks delicious and yum ….nice pic

  10. Looks awesome…

  11. yummy creamy curry, just need rice to finish off that bowl

  12. Creamy perfect dish!!!

  13. The curry is creamy & sooo… delicious!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. The curry looks vibrant and delicious! I love most Kerala chicken dishes… looking forward to trying it out :)

  15. Looks delicious….

  16. wow so tempting…mouthwatering here…

  17. Hi Maya and Akhila,

    I tried out your recipe and hav posted it on my blog..minus the potatoes! Do chk it out! There’s a lil dedication for u guys too..he he!! BTW, u hav a great space here! Keep up the good work!

  18. i made this chicken curry. Oh my god the response! I ve turned a couple of strict vegetarians into chicken eating ppl jus cos of ur recipe :) keep it up!

  19. I have tried a couple of dishes from your website, and they have turned out well. I love the hard work and integrity with which you post the recipes. A very clean and appealing presentation. I have checked so many sites, blogs, youtube, over the years…but yours is a class apart. Kudos to you for that.
    Tried your chicken curry yesterday, and the response was….”simply superb”, from my husband, who is not too fond of non-veg. I was inspired to even make the garam masala…something I never done in my life before, so what if I broke the mixer blade ;)..hmm some learning there for me.

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