Kethel Chicken Recipe


Kethel chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that originated in the southern part of India. It is known for its unique blend of spices and the use of coconut milk, which gives it a creamy and rich texture. This dish is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of heat and a burst of flavors in their meals. With a prep time of 15 minutes and a cook time of 30 minutes, you can have this mouthwatering dish ready in no time.


  • 500 grams of chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, pureed
  • 4 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  2. Add the ginger-garlic paste and slit green chilies to the pan. Sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
  3. Now, add the pureed tomatoes and cook until the oil separates from the mixture.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and coat them well with the spice mixture. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the chicken is slightly browned.
  6. Pour in the coconut milk and mix everything together. Cover the pan and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Sprinkle garam masala over