Friday, February 24, 2012

Chicken in coconut milk gravy

I got a big can of coconut milk some days back and almost forgot it in my refrigerator.....Luckily I decided to clean my fridge yesterday and discovered that only 3 days were left for it to pass it 's expiry date....I have never cooked using coconut milk before, but was always tempted by those yummy looking curries all over the net...So I dedicate my cooking ,to coconut milk for a couple of days from now....This chicken curry is the first thing I made and trust me ,it turned out awesome....We had it with naan ,but you can eat it with rice as well....Do give it a try....

All you need is

Oil- 3tbsp
Curry leaves-1 twig (optional )
Dried red chili-2
Onion-2( medium, chopped)
Tomato puree\paste-3-4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Coriander powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
Red chili powder-1 tsp ( adjust according to your taste )
Garam masala powder-1\2 tsp
Cumin powder-1\2 tsp
Chicken breast-2-3 (cut into small pieces )
Coconut milk-11\2 cup
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves to garnish

Method of preparation

Heat oil in a pan
Add curry leaves and dried red chilies
Add onion and fry till golden brown
Add tomato paste and fry for a minute( add little water if the masala is too dry )
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone
Keep adding little water if you feel that the gravy is too dry and sticking to the bottom of the pan
Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder
Fry for 3-4 minutes
Add 1\2 cup water to the pan and add chicken pieces
Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes
Add coconut milk and cover and cook till chicken is done
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves
Serve hot with rice or naan


  1. Yummilicious,I love adding coconut milk in chicken curry,gives a thicker consistency n sweeter taste..Nice clicks,Neha!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  2. wow..the chicken curry looks so so tempting....i like the use of coconut milk in non veg...loved this dish :-)

  3. I just make similar dish few days ago,and i always enjoy curry dishes ,this chicken curry looks yummy,I need to try with naan bread sometimes sound delicious too :)

  4. delicious looking presentation and chicken

  5. I love chicken curry and your dish looks really really scrumptious ! Yummy photos , too !

  6. ur chicken curry is so very tempting...i usually make chicken/mutton stew with coconut milk..try that too sometime...

  7. wow....superb nd creamy chicken....great

  8. Hmmm, yummy! Love the flavour of coconut milk with chicken.

  9. delicious...such a flavorful dish !!!

  10. This looks awesome!! Loved the droolworthy pictures. Bookmarked!

  11. your pictures are breathtaking..they have a professional touch to em !!

  12. I will make it and trust you that it tasted awesome. My daughter has said many times to make chicken with coconut milk which we once ate a restaurant.

  13. Lots of good food here. Yum! I haven't been cooking much lately but I do hope to see your visits as often too. Your comments mean a lot. Have a great week, dear!

  14. i love curries with coconut milk in it, adds such a richness to it. im drooling over the naan's..did u make them urself?

  15. OH MY GOD .. IF only i had seen this yesterday ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh never mind 4 days to saturday ..


  16. That looks amazing, I would really enjoy that for dinner. It looks like something from an Indian restaurant. visit my Dhaniya chicken when u get time


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