Chicken Kolhapuri

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Bold, and spicy is what defines this chicken curry; a very aromatic dish that heavily pronounces the flavors from the south western part of India – Kolhapur; a recipe as vibrant and rich as the history of this ancient town


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15 Min
55 Min



  • 1/2 kg
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp
    red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp
    garam masala
  • 1 tsp
    turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • ·
    salt as per taste

  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    cumin seeds
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 2
    green cardmom
  • 3
  • 1/2 tsp
    black peppercorns, whole
  • 1 tsp
    coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp
    seasme seeds
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated coconut
  • 2

  • 1 tsp
    red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garam masala powder
  • ·
    salt to taste

How to Make Chicken Kolhapuri


  1. Marination:
    Wash chicken pieces well.
    Make a marinade of ginger garlic paste, red chilly pwd, garam masala pwd, turmeric pwd, salt & lemon juice.
    Rub well all pices on chicken and keep to marinate for about an hour.
  2. Masala Preparation:
    In a non-stick pan, heat up oil.
    Add whole garam spices and saute for a minute.
    Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, chopped garlic and coconut pieces.
    Sauté till spices start to change its color.
    Add sliced onion and cook for another 2 mins.
    Turn off heat and let it cool.
    Meanwhile add sliced tomatoes to blender and make a paste of it & keep aside.
    Now add onion masala , and grind to smooth paste.
    If required add little water while grinding.
    Freshly ground spicy masala is ready.
  3. Gravy preparation:
    Heat up oil, add tomato paste & ground masala paste.
    Sauté for a minute.
    Add red chilly pwd, garam masala pwd, salt and cook for just 5 mins.
    Add marinated chicken pieces, mix well.
    Add water to desired consistency, cover and cook for 10 to 15 mins.
    Stir once in a while and take care the gravy doesn’t sticks to bottom.
    Once the chicken is done and cooked tender, turn off flame.
    Sprinkle finely chopped cilantro leaves.
    Serve hot with Rice/Roti and Enjoy

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About Chicken Kolhapuri

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Indian

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