Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chicken Thoran

Chicken enriched with coconut serves as a good side dish with rice/Rotis. The real star here is the coconut gravy! May sound a bit weird, but we just loved this dish.

  1. Boneless chicken cut into small cubes- 1 cup
  2. Grated coconut- 3/4 cup
  3. Onion- 1 medium, very thinly sliced
  4. Pepper powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  5. Red chilly powder- 1 teaspoon
  6. Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Dried red chilly- 2
  8. Chicken masala- 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Salt- 1-2 teaspoon, as required
  10. Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  11. Curry leaves- 8-10
  12. Oil- 1 1/2 tablespoon

  1. Cook the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper with 1/4 cup water, and water is absorbed completely.
  2. Coarse grind coconut,chilly powder,turmeric powder,chicken masala, 5 curry leaves,keep aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan,splutter mustard seeds, red chillies.
  4. Add the thinly sliced onions and saute till soft.
  5. Add the  curry leaves, cooked chicken and mix well.
  6. Add the coarse ground coconut mixture along with salt and mix well.
  7. Cover and cook in low flame for 3-5 mins, till the mix becomes thick.
  8. Remove from fire,serve hot with rice or rotis.

The chicken bites along with crunchy coconut bites add more taste to the dish, Please have a try.


  1. Chicken with coconut sounds good, it's a very nice dish :)

  2. This sounds like a really great dish! Love the chicken and coconut combination!

  3. I got one more recipe to try with chicken looks yummy.

  4. This sounds wonderful and I'll wager it is delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary