Kozhy Masala

Kozhy Masala

Prep: 3 hours

Cook: 30 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Kerala

Key Ingredients:

Kerala style chicken curry – full of flavour


  • Chicken, cut into bite sized pieces on the bone 750 gms
  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tbsps
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 2 tbsps
  • Curry leaves 8 to 10
  • Medium onions, finely sliced 2
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Black peppercorns, crushed 1 tsp
  • Medium tomato, chopped 1
  • Lemon juice 2 tsps
  • Tamarind pulp 2 tbsps
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 4 tsps


  • Take chicken pieces in a large bowl, add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, ½ tsp red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Keep the bowl in the refrigerator to marinate for 2-3 hours.
  • Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add curry leaves, onions, remaining ginger-garlic paste, remaining red chilli powder, cumin powder and crushed black peppercorns and saute on low heat for 3-4 minutes. Add tomato and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup water and mix. Cover and cook till chicken is done.
  • Add lemon juice, tamarind pulp and coriander leaves and mix well. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.