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Granny's Chicken Curry

Granny's Chicken Curry and Dosa for Diwali Breakfast is the annual tradition in our house. Check this recipe for a curry which has been passed down generations !
Course Main Course
Cuisine south indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 1 kg chicken : (drumsticks)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • curry leaves
  • 3 tomato medium chopped
  • 1 Tsp chilly Red powder
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
  • lemon Juice of
  • coriander leaves
  • to taste salt

For the masala

  • 8 chilly Dry red
  • 1/2 cup coconut Grated
  • 2 Tsps poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 cardamom Green
  • 2 Clove
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1 Tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 inchs ginger piece chopped
  • 10 - 12 cloves garlic chopped


  • Take 2 tbsp of oil and roast all your masala ingredients till they are fragrant and the coconut is golden brown in color. Let it cool and then grind it to a smooth paste adding ginger and garlic while grinding. In the In the olden days, this was done with a good old mortar pestle but your mixer is good enough now.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel or kadai and saute the onion till it turns to light golden colour. Drop in a few curry leaves and the masala paste into it and saute further a few mins. Add the chopped tomatoes, chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt and fry till the tomatoes are cooked.
  • Add the chicken pieces and fry for a few minutes till they are well coated in the masala
  • Pour around 2 cups of water and lemon juice and cook till the chicken is done Garnish with coriander and serve with love and some crisp dosas.
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