Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Spicy Malvani Chicken Curry

Malvani cuisine is an amalgamation of Goan and Maharashtrian cuisine. Here is how you can make the traditional malvani chicken curry at home.

Aanchal Mathur  |  Updated: September 21, 2020 09:54 IST

Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Spicy <i>Malvani</i> Chicken Curry

Chicken Recipes: Malvani cuisine is characterised by extensive use of coconut with spics and herbs.

  • Malvani cuisine is from the South Konkan region of India
  • It is predominantly non-vegetarian with an extensive use of coconut
  • Here is a quick and easy traditional malvani chicken curry you can try

Looking for a cuisine that has just the right amount of spices and brimming with taste and flavour? Indian cuisine, with a plethora of rich and flavoursome dishes, would rightly fit the bill. From Ladakh to Kanyakumari, every Indian region has a dish that can tantalise your taste buds. Malvani cuisine from the South Konkan region of India is one such example. The cuisine boasts of many scrumptious, spicy delicacies that are tough to find anywhere else. An amalgamation of Goan and Maharashtrian cuisine with a distinct cooking technique, Malvani cuisine is characterised by extensive use of coconut in its various forms (grated, dried, or its milk) along with chillies, spices and herbs.

Even though Malvani cuisine has a good variety of vegetarian dishes, it is predominantly known for its non-vegetarian dishes such as Kombdi Vade, Jhinga Fry and Paplet Saar (Malvani fish curry with pomfret). What also distinguishes it from other cuisines is the unique combination of spices that makes for the authentic Malvani masala, used across its delectable dishes. The Malvani masala is a mix of 15-16 dry spices that are ground with coconut, imparting a distinct flavour. If you are new to the Malvani cuisine, we have a simple yet absolutely delicious chicken curry to begin with. Not only is it easy and quick but is also a delicious traditional curry that is sure to get you hooked to the Malvani cuisine.


(Also Read: 13 Best Indian Chicken Curry Recipes)


Spicy Malvani chicken curry has dry roasted and freshly ground Malvani masala and coconut paste cooked together into a fiery masala. The chicken is then sautéed along with water and cooked over a low flame until the gravy thickens and the chicken turns tender. A simple and quick recipe, Malvani chicken curry makes for a perfect lunch or dinner dish when served with rice or roti.

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