Kori Sukka
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Published Dec 17, 2007 Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Recipe Type Non Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Ingredient Chicken Standing Time 30 Minutes
Description: Spicy Dry Chicken from Mangalore, Karnataka

Recipe of Kori Sukka

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Whole Coconut, Grated 1 Large
Tamarind Paste 1 Tablespoons
Whole Dry Red Chillies, Roasted 12-18 Piece
Garlic Cloves 3-4 Piece
Fenugreek Seeds 1 Teaspoons
Cumin Seeds 1 Teaspoons
Black Peppercorns 1 Teaspoons
Turmeric Powder 1 Pinch
Fennel Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Coriander Seeds 2 Tablespoons
Chicken Cut Into 8 Medium Size Pieces 800 Grams
Curry Leaves 8 Leaf
Onion, Finely Chopped 1 Large
Clarified Butter Or Oil 2 Tablespoons
Salt To Taste


Heat a little clarified butter(ghee)/butter in a pan and roast the black peppercorns, turmeric powder, fennel, corriander, fenugreek and poppy seeds till aromatic. Allow to cool. Dry grind along with roasted red chillies and tamarind paste. This is the first paste. Coarsely grind the grated coconut, garlic and cumin seeds (for just a round or two) without adding any water at all, till a ball can be formed of the paste. This is the second paste. Mix the chicken with the first paste. Cover and cook ( without adding water) on low level in a heavy-bottomed pan for about 25 mins or till the chicken is almost cooked. Add the second paste and salt to taste. Cover and cook on low level for about 3 minutes or till the chicken is completely cooked. Heat the clarified butter(ghee)/butter in a pan, drop in the curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. Add the finely chopped onions and fry till brown. Pour this garnish over the chicken.

Recipe Tips

The most important step in this dish is the dry grinding of the coconut. The paste needs to be very coarse and very dry….as dry as possible.
Posted Dec 17, 2007

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Saritha Apr 15, 2012
It is truly the way my mom prepares this dish. Thank you very much for posting it.

sridhar yeli Oct 1, 2011

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Aditi Nov 2, 2008
This is an excellent recipe. My husband just loved it.

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