Kori Gassi (Mangalore Chicken Curry)

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Mangalore Chicken Curry or Kori Gassi


  1. 500 gm chicken
  2. 1 coconut-grated
  3. 20 gm whole red chillies
  4. 15 gm coriander
  5. 1 tsp peppercorns
  6. 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  7. 100 gm onions
  8. 1 tsp cumin
  9. 20 ml refined oil
  10. 30 gm tamarind pulp
  11. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  12. 4 flakes of garlic
  13. 250 ml water


Roast the red chillies, coriander, peppercorns, cumin and the fenugreek seeds in oil.
Grind together the grated coconut, garlic and roasted masala to a fine paste with a little water.
Marinate the chicken with salt and turmeric for 30 minutes.Heat oil.
Add onions. Saut till a light brown.
Add masala and cook for 20 minutes.
Put in 250 ml of water and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add chicken and cook until done. Put in the tamarind pulp.
Add the tadka made with the cumin, fenugreek seeds and the onions.

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One Comment

  1. Poorly written or incomplete instructions.

    What is tadka?.
    –Add the tadka made with the cumin, fenugreek seeds and the onions. —
    No instruction given regarding the above statement

    This was item 1. where it was roasted (minus onions) and ground with grated coconut and garlic.

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