Chicken Gravy: Chicken Roast (kerala Style)

Chicken Roast Gravy

Chicken Roast Gravy


This is again another dish with good gravy. I always try to make curry with good gravy because my husband is very particular about it. Even I remember my father also used to tell my mother to prepare curry with good gravy. I am sure this recipe will be helpful for many.

Chicken Roast Recipe


  • Chicken – 500g (cut into medium pieces)
  • Onion – 2 big
  • Fennel seeds (perumjeerakam) – ½ tsp
  • Tomato – 2 medium
  • Ginger  garlic paste – 3 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½  tsp
  • Coriander powder – 4 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 ½  tsp
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Coconut Milk – 1   cup
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Cashew nuts – 2 tsp
  • Oil
  • Salt


To Marinate

  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½  tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Salt

(Note: 1 Cup = 250 ml. Vary the amount of chilli as per your spice level)


Chicken Roast Gravy

Mix all the ingredients to marinate. Add little water into it and make it to a paste. Add chicken pieces into it and mix well. Keep it in the fridge for half an hour. Heat oil in a pan and roast the chicken pieces till its light brown in color

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To the pan add fennel seeds, sliced onion and curry leaves. Cook with the pan covered and stir in between till onion turns brown in color (It takes apprx 15-20 min for this). Add sliced tomato and cook till it becomes soft

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Add ginger garlic paste  and cook for 2-3 min. Add red chilli, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala, slat and cook for 2-3 min. Add water and mix well. When it starts boiling add fried chicken.

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Add coconut milk and cook in medium flame with pan covered till it starts boiling and becomes thick and oil starts appearing on the top. Garnish with cashew nuts and serve hot with appam, pulao



  • If you have the option to grill chicken instead of roasting, go for it. It will taste even better.

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6 thoughts on “Chicken Gravy: Chicken Roast (kerala Style)

    • Dear Ria,

      Glad to hear that you liked the recipe and thanks for posting your feedback.
      Happy Cooking!!!!

      Vimmy 🙂

  1. Hi Vimmy, This recipe really worked…..It came out well with a thick gravy…Thanks for this….Keep going….

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