Kori Rotti Recipe (Mangalorean Chicken Curry) is a tasteful dish made using chicken and coconut milk.

Kori Rotti

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 530 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Kori Rotti Recipe (Mangalorean Chicken Curry) is a tasteful dish made using chicken and coconut milk. 



To grind into a paste

  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 8-10 Dry Red Chillies
  • 2 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 8-10 Black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3 tbsp Grated Fresh Coconut
  • 8-10 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Chopped
  • 1 cup Onion Sliced

For the curry

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • 1 cup Onion Thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 kg Chicken Curry cut
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Puree
  • 3 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • 2 cups Thin Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup Thick Coconut Milk


To grind into a paste

  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan.

  2. Roast the dry red chilies, coriander seeds, peppercorns, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, coconut, garlic and ginger until they turn brown.

  3. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan.

  4. Add onion and fry till onion is slightly pinkish.

  5. Cool the roasted ingredients and add them in the blender.

  6. Blend to make a smooth paste. Use little water if required.

  7. Keep the paste aside.

For the curry

  1. Heat oil in a pan.

  2. Add curry leaves and fry for a few seconds.

  3. Add sliced onion and fry till pinkish.

  4. Now add turmeric powder and garam masala powder and fry for a few seconds.

  5. Add chicken and fry on high heat for 3-4 minutes.

  6. Add the ground masala paste and fry for a minute.

  7. Now add salt and thin coconut milk and cover the chicken till it's tender.

  8. Add tomato puree and tamarind paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  9. Add the thick coconut milk and switch off the heat.

  10. Garnish with fresh coriander and fried onions.

  11. Serve hot with rotti.

Recipe Notes

To eat Kori rotti, place pieces of Rotti on a plate. Top with curry and chicken pieces.

This curry tastes with anything like rice, laccha paratha, neer dosa or even plain chapaties. So just in case, Rotti is not available to you, go ahead and enjoy the curry with other options.

Nutrition Facts
Kori Rotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 921mg26%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1350IU27%
Vitamin C 193.8mg235%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.