Thursday, June 9, 2011


When i eat a dish in a restaurant or in a friends house and simply fall in love with it i try to recreate it in my kitchen.Sometimes the outcome is just the way i want it to taste.

It's quite a while since i ate or prepared chicken and so was craving for it. Wanted something that was quick and easy to prepare.So decided on making Chicken sukka.

I hade my first bite of Chicken sukka during my college days in manipal,karnataka.A dry coconut based dish with mild spiciness prepared with minimal ingredients.It's truly a delicious dish especially with some hot steaming rice.The recipe didnt disappoint me.The dish tasted same as the one i ate back then , YUMMY!!, brings back memories of college days.


Chicken tenders - 4 nos, diced small
Onion - 1 medium size, chopped
Coconut - 1 cup, grated
Garlic - 1 tsp chopped
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric pdr - 1/2 tsp
Masala pdr - 2 tbsp + 2 tsp(recipe below)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 1 tsp + 1 tsp
Salt to taste

To Roast and Grind:-

Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Peppercorn - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Curryleaves - 4-5
Dry red chillies - 3 nos


First make the masala pdr by roasting and grinding the ingredients mentioned above.Marinate the chicken with 2 tbsp of the griunded pdr.Keep the rest aside.Add salt and 1 tsp of oil to the chicken.Mix all well .Let it marinate for 1 hr. In the meantime in a large nonstick pan heat some oil.Add mustard seeds.Ones it starts to pop add cumin seeds,curry leaves and garlic.Stir for a minute then add onions.Add salt.Saute until its soft and translucent.Add turmeric pdr and 2 tsp of masala pdr .Stir for a minute.Now add the marinated chicken.Stir again.When the chicken is half cooked add the grated coconut.Mix it all in.Cover with a lid and simmer for 5-8 mins or until the chicken is fully cooked.Check for salt.Drizzle with some lime juice if you want.Serve warm with hot steaming rice.Great with chapathi's as well.



Happy Cook / Finla said...

When i eat something somewhere i try to make then at home if i liked the dish , have made this chicken years ago for a event now i am drooling for this.

Anu said...

Just when I was looking for a different chicken recipe!!! Will frozen coconut work as well??

ranji said...

Oh yes !!i used frozen coconut anu..

Suja said...

Delicious and tempting chicken.

purabi naha said...

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Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely looking chicken. Nice recipe. So mouthwatering. YUM!

mobile said...

Oh my God how good and delicious it looks, i will give it a try for sure. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe with us.

Suma Rajesh said...

looks soo tempting..anything with chicken is my fav...well never had this b4...would love to try..

Vini aka Pooh! said...

This has become a staple in my kitchen. I love it and so does everyone who tries it. I usually end up substituting with coconut milk as I am too lazy to grab the grated coconut.
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Tried this recipe . super good !!!!!

Anonymous said...

As a child I had eaten this chicken at my friends house and was looking out for it over the internet. Tried it and it was the same flavor and aroma . loved it . thanks for sharing