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Chicken Coconut

Chicken Kundapuri
(Kori Kundapuri)

Coconut Chicken

Chicken (called kori in the Kundapur region of Southern India) cooked with coconut and spices. The Kundapuris swear by this simple but yummy dish.

Indian Non - Vegetarian Recipes

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: South Indian (Karnataka) Non-Vegetarian

8  medium sized pieces (about 800  grams) of chicken
2  cup(s) grated coconut
2  onion(s) chopped
1  teaspoon(s) red chilli powder
1  teaspoon(s) hot spice mix (garam masala) powder
4  green chillies slit
2  teaspoon(s) lemon juice
2  tablespoon(s) finely chopped coriander leaves
1  tablespoons clarified butter (ghee) / butter
4  teaspoons oil
salt to taste

  1. Heat the clarified butter (ghee) / butter and oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and saute the onions on medium level for about 3  minute(s) or till they are golden brown in color. Add the slit green chillies and fry for a few seconds.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and salt. Cover and cook on medium level for about 20  minutes or till the chicken pieces are almost done.
  3. Add the coconut shavings, hot spice mix, red chilli powder and mix well. Cover and cook on low level for about 5  minute(s) or till the chicken pieces are tender and fully cooked. Mix in the lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves and keep covered with the lid for a minute or two.


  • If it is difficult to obtain fresh coconut, it can be replaced by desscicated coconut shavings. Just soak it in a little warm water for some time before use.

Serve hot with: Ghee Rice or white rice.

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