Recipes - Mangalorean Chicken Curry with coconut milk (roce)


1 kg chicken, cleaned and cut

Half a medium sized coconut, grated

4 to 5 short red chillies

2 to 3 long red chillies

4 to 5 pepper corns

2 tbsp. coriander seeds

½ tbsp cumin seeds

1 lemon sized ball of tamarind

2 onions sliced

½ tsp turmeric powder

4 flakes garlic

¼ tbsp methi seeds

1” piece cinnamon

3 to 4 cloves

¾ cup coconut milk

¼ cup ghee



Roast the grated coconut until it is light brown in colour. Keep aside. Dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin, methi seeds, cloves, cinnamon, pepper, garlic, red chillies and one sliced onion and grind along with roasted coconut, turmeric powder and tamarind to a smooth paste.


In a pan heat ghee and saute onion. Add chicken, salt and little water. cover and cook on a slow flame. When chicken is half cooked add the ground masala and half of the coconut milk and stir well. Cook till the chicken is done. Now add remaining coconut milk and cook  for 2 to 3 minutes. 

Comment on this article

  • Brinston Fernandez, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Mar 28 2021

    I tried the chicken curry. It came lovely.

  • Sanjayl, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Dec 27 2020

    I've made this for my wife and some other Mangalore friends. And they all
    said "This is like my mother's chicken curry!". It truly is simply wonderful. Thank you.

  • Maria Monteiro, Canada

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    I love this recipe, my family enjoyed it!! Can you send me the recipe for beef chili fry !!!

  • Zeena, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 24 2018

    Absolutely yummilicious..... Cooked it for my duaghter in the US. She loved it...

  • Loy ferar, Ferar/ Bahrain

    Sun, Jul 16 2017

    Yummy...I tried dis... awesome taste...

  • Elizabeth, Mumbai/Dubai

    Sun, Dec 25 2016

    Excellent recipe!!my guests just loved this curry will search more recipes of urs.

  • Norbert pinto, Mumbai bandra

    Mon, Sep 28 2015

    Delicious,had my daughter asking for more,brought back found memories of mum dad food back then.

  • vanessa, Goa

    Sun, May 03 2015

    Yummy ...*very tasty.I cooked it today .didnt put roce but still it tasted very well.Guys jus try it without thinking much

  • Veera G, Canada

    Wed, Apr 01 2015

    With all positive feed back, I am going to try your receipe. Can you plese let me have the Pork Vindaloo receipe. Tks.

  • Veena Furtado, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 23 2014

    Great receipe :) Thank you for the lovely recipe

  • Joachim Lasrado, Omzoor/Bejai Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 28 2014

    A classic traditional excellent & very tasty chicken curry from Mangalore. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  • nikita, mangalore

    Mon, Sep 22 2014

    Mr Demello I loved your comment.....Iv before typing such a silly and childish comment think twice!!!

  • Don, USA

    Sun, Sep 07 2014

    Nice curry.... tasty chicken.... tOOOOOO gOOOOd .....

  • Satish, Karkala

    Sat, Jun 14 2014

    Good test reciepi


    Wed, Jun 11 2014

    the recepise was lovely ,these first time trying the manglore dishes , I just like the way better and simple recipe and was great and i live uk * dubai , we enjoy the taste since it was too spice ,Million ton ,

  • Mabel, Sydney

    Wed, Mar 26 2014

    Thks for the recipe.Tried it..Delicious with panpole. I wish I could post the pics to family, relishing the dish..Keep posting.Good luck!

  • Radhika gopi Nayak, Morgansgate

    Sat, Nov 16 2013

    Very good recipe I like this land very tasty with dosa

  • Kuldeep Dmello, Mangalore / Goa

    Tue, Jul 16 2013

    Please post your recipe online Iv... Lets all taste a little bit of heaven ...

  • alwyn coutinho, morocco

    Sun, Jul 14 2013

    Great recipe, very good to eat with sanna or panpale(neerudosa)

  • Iv, Dubai

    Mon, Jul 08 2013

    My curry is better. Though yours is okay. Taste mine and you'll taste heaven. :))

  • A.Fernandes, Dubai

    Sun, Jul 07 2013

    Very good recipe. I tried it for the first time and it was amazing.

  • priyanka dsouza, Pangla/Bangalore

    Wed, Jan 16 2013

    Thank you for the lovely recipe.

  • Lou Anne, Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 21 2012

    Thank you for this recipe, my husband is a mangi and I so wanted to learn this same curry. Glad I found it here! My 4 year old loves it and since I put just 5 Kashmiri chillies he enjoys the taste since it isn't too spicy. Thanks a ton!

  • vincent, mumba , canada

    Tue, Nov 30 2010

    Just amazing curry I tried cooking and beleive it or not my kids and my self just love the recipe excellent curry I also want to learn how to prepare prawn curry and fish curry I just like the way so simple recipe was great I live in toronto also can u send me recipe to cook pork vindaloo. thanks for the recipe

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