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Author anubond101 Yield No Value
Published Sep 12, 2012 Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Recipe Type Non Veg-Main Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Ingredient Chicken Standing Time 25 Minutes
Description: Chicken Malvani is a traditional and popular Malvani style of cooking chicken curry cooked in spicy Malvani masala gravy and coconut milk. This dish is extremely flavourful and a delicious chicken dish that goes well with rice, roti, chapatti or naan.


Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Malvani Masala Dry Powder 2 Teaspoons
Green Chillies, Crushed 1 Teaspoons
Ginger, Crushed 1 Teaspoons
Garlic Cloves, Crushed 1 Teaspoons
Oil 2 Tablespoons
For Gravy -
Freshly Ground Coconut Paste 1 Tablespoons
Onions, Chopped 1 Numbers
Cinnamon Sticks 5-6 Stricks
Black Pepper Corns 1 Teaspoons
Coriander Seeds 2 Teaspoons
Dry Red Chillies 4-5 Numbers
Oil 2 Tablespoons
For Masala -
Chicken 500 Grams
Turmeric Powder 1/4 Teaspoons
Garam Masala Powder 1 Teaspoons
Water As Needed
Salt To Taste
Browned Grated Copra Powder 1 Tablespoons
Coriander Leaves, Chopped 1 Springs


1. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and add few pieces of red chillies, coriander seeds, black pepper corns, few cinnamon sticks and fry till for a while and add chopped onions. Cook this on a slow flame till the onions are translucent.
 2. Add 1 tbsp freshly ground coconut paste and cook the masalas are nicely coloured. Remove, grind this mixture in the blender to a paste and keep aside.
3.  Heat oil in a pan and when the oil gets hot, add crushed garlic, ginger, green chillies and sauté till the raw flavours are gone.
4.  Add Malvani masala, turmeric and garam masala powder. Cook this masala on a slow flame and then add the ground masala paste and sauté.
 5. Add little water and mix well. Add chicken pieces and mix well until the chicken pieces are nicely coated with the masala.
6. Add salt, mix and cover the pan with a lid. Cook this for sometime on a slow flame till the chicken oozes out its juices.
7.  If required you can add little water and again cook on medium flame till the chicken gets tender. When the chicken is almost done, sprinkle some finely browned grated copra (dry coconut). Mix well.
8. Switch off the flame and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Posted Sep 12, 2012

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Azhagu Annamalai Sep 16, 2012
What is Malvani dry powder? How do you make it? Is it available in the market? I am from chennai.

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