Kolhapuri Chicken Curry

Kolhapuri chicken curry is a spicy curry from Southwest India.

A curry that I have been meaning to try for a long time. Monsoon has started here in Mumbai & the chicken curry seemed the perfect dish for my friday night dinner.

Served with rice and onions on the side.

Directions to make kolhapuri chicken curry-

5 from 12 votes
Kolhapuri Chicken Curry With Fresh Homemade Masala
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Author: Avin Kohli
For chicken marination-
  • 1 kg Chicken cleaned and patted dry
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • Salt as per taste
For Kolhapuri Masala-
  • 10 no dry red chilli
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 8-9 no black peppercorn kalimirch
  • 5 no cloves laung
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder jaiphal
  • 5-6 tbsp oil
  • 6 no green cardamom elichi hari
  • 1 tbsp cumin jeera
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds dhaniya sabut
  • 2 no start anise
  • 5-6 no garlic pods lehsun
  • 1 no bay leaf Tej patta
  • 2 Big onion sliced
  • 2 Cup fresh tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
For curry-
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric powder
  • salt as per taste
  1. Marinate the chicken with ingredients under marination and let it aside for at least 2 hours or maximum over night.

  2. Now heat oil in a pan and and roast the spices till aromatic. Leave onions, tomato, garlic and coconut for for later.

  3. Once the spices are lightly roasted add onions, garlic and cook till lightly brown.

  4. Let this masala cool down. Blend into a fine paste add some water if required.

  5. Now in the same pants add more oil mentioned under curry. Add the blended masala. Now add tomatoes and cook well.

  6. Add salt, tumeric and red chilli powder.

  7. Lastly add the chicken. Cover and cook till chicken is cooked and oil floats on the top.

    *At this point either add the fresh coconut and cook again for 5 more mins or blend with the onion masala.

  8. Enjoy with rice.

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11 thoughts on “Kolhapuri Chicken Curry

  1. The gravy of Kolhapuri chicken looks so delicious and flavorful. I would love this spicy curry to have it with plain rice.5 stars

  2. Must try recipe, kolhapuri chicken curry looks so flavorful and delicious. As I am pure vegetarian so will try to make some vegetarian dish following by your recipe.5 stars

  3. I prepare Kolhapuri Mixed Vegetable curry. The spices that go into making the curry base kolhapuri style is so flavourful and a bit hot. But truly enjoyable. Different from the usual Mughlai or Punjabi style curries.5 stars

    5 stars

  4. This Kolhapuri Chicken seems so flavorsome. I like the vibrant colour of this chicken imparted by the Kolhapuri masala. i Would definitely add the coconut while blending the tomatoes and onions for a smooth luscious gravy.5 stars

    5 stars

  5. This spicy Kolhapuri chicken curry is looking delicious and as you mentioned during rains this is a must try. With easy to find ingredients it’s a definately worth trying.5 stars

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