Special Kumarakom chicken curry

Special Kumarakom chicken curry

Kumarakom is known for dishing out some delicious dishes that are loaded with flavours. The special chicken curry with Malabar tamarind is a classic Kumarakom dish that is popular even among the tourists who throng this beautiful countryside. The gravy of this chicken curry is prepared just like the traditional fish curry is made. Instead of fish fillets, fresh chicken pieces are added in this version. This dish tastes amazing with boiled tapioca. Try out the easy recipe of Kumarakom chicken curry with tamarind.


500 gms chicken

4 bulbs Malabar tamarind

3 tbsp ginger (crushed)

3 tbsp garlic (crushed)

2 green chillies

4 shallots (crushed)

2 tbsp chilli powder

¾ tbsp coriander powder

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp black pepper powder

Curry leaves

Salt as required

Water as required

3 tbsp coconut oil


Heat coconut oil in an earthen chatty and sauté he crushes ginger, garlic, green chillies and shallots

Into it add the coriander powder, chilli powder, black pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt as required

Sauté until the raw smell of these powders are gone

Pour in some water

Add washed bulbs of Malabar tamarind and allow the gravy to boil well

Now add the chicken pieces and cook with the lid on

Garnish with curry leaves and take it off the flame.