Kori sukka(Mangalorean Sukka Chicken)

Mangalorean Sukka Chicken is native to Mangalore and Udupi in South India.

It’s full of dry spices and grated coconut with a mild hit of spiciness. If you love such curries this may become a regular at your place.

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Directions to make Mangalorean Sukka Chicken-

Kori Sukka(Mangalorean Chicken Sukka)
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Mangalorean Sukka Chicken is native to Mangalore and Udupi in South India. The recipe uses fresh coconut & lots of whole spices.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Avin Kohli
  • 750 gm chicken cleaned and patted dry
  • 3 medium onions sliced
  • 7-8 garlic pods
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • Salt as per taste
For frying/making masala-
  • 4-5 dry Kashmiri red chillies
  • 1 &1/2 tsp coriander seeds dhaniya seeds
  • 4-6 while black peppercorns kali mirchi
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds methi
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds sauf
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 garlic pods
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp tamarind imli
  1. Dry roast all the ingredients under to fry- Coriander, whole pepper, fenugreek, fennel, cumin, cinnamon and clove first.
  2. I want to extract the natural oil from them. But please make sure you don't over roast them as they will ruin the taste of curry when grinded and cooked.
  3. Now add the dry red chillies when all the dry roasting is almost done.
  4. Now add about 2 tbsp of oil in the same pan and add in garlic & half the onions. Fry till you get slightly caramaziled onions.
  5. In the end add turmeric powder. Mix well. Keep aside and let it cool.
  6. Once cooled add 1/4 coconut puree and tamarind piece; grind into fine paste. Usually it's not ok to put water while
  7. Now for finally curry making heat oil in a pan and brown the rest of the onions.

  8. Add chicken prices, curry leaves and salt as per taste. Fry on high flame for about 5 mins.

  9. Now add the masala and 1 cup water and cook on low flame till the chicken is cooked and you get a semi dry gravy.

  10. Add in the rest of the coconut. Mix well. It's ready to serve. Enjoy!!

Recipe Notes

**please ready all the ingredients before you start making and this will be the easiest chicken dish that you may try. And something different too.

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  1. One can never have enough of chicken recipes. They are quick to cook and such crowd pleasers. This gorgeous curry is a gem of a recipe and a delicious addition to my collection of chicken curries. ?

  2. I know all about the Mangalore dishes. Because I born there:) My neighbor always talk about their food especially this chicken curry. Spice and coconut blend in this curry gives all the flavor!

  3. I love to try different chicken varieties and this one looks tempting… will trying soon as the ingredients and method is so easy…

  4. This is one dish hubby can’t stop talking about as when he was studying in Mangalore that’s what his friends and him would treat themselves to during the weekend with some appams.

    1. Same, even I made it for my hubby. And he very graciously got all the ingredients that I asked for☺

  5. Loved how you have turned a Manglorean dish superbly. I have heard so much about this and is usually eaten with either neer dosa or Kori Roti. Great flavours I am sure.

  6. I’m in love with this sukkha chicken, it looks really delicious & tempting..my husband loves chicken very much & every Sunday we mostly prepare at home..Bookmarked your recipe, will try soon.
    Thanks for including mine recipe in your delicious post.

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