Malvani Chicken Curry/Kombdi Vade

Malvani Cuisine is the cuisine of Konkan Region of Westernn Ghats, a combination of Maharashtrian and Goan Cuisine. It evidently uses lot of coconut in almost every form available.

Ingredients :

1 kg chicken cut into medium size
3 large onion chopped finely
3 large tomatoes chopped finely
3 tbsp oil
1 bay leaf

For garnishing :1 tbsp fresh grated coconut
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves

To be ground to paste:
1 whole coconut
3 green chilies
1 cup coriander leaves
1 inch ginger
1 whole garlic

To be dry roasted and finely ground to powder :
6 dry red chilies
6 cloves
1 big cinnamon stick
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp coriander seeds
½ tsp nutmeg
1 bay leaf
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder

Method to cook :

Heat oil in an aluminum vessel.
Add bay leave and chopped onions. Fry till brown.
Add chopped tomatoes and cook till soft.
Cook on medium to low flame stirring continuously.
At this stage, add the chicken pieces and malvani masala.Mix well.
Add 2 glass of water, coconut paste and salt. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
Mix well. Keep as much gravy you want or reduce by increasing the flame.
Garnish with coriander leaves and freshly grated coconut.
Serve hot with Rice/Roti


  1. Nice coconut based gravy, am sure it must have been really very tasty...

  2. Chicken Curry looks super delicious and colorful.

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  3. Delicious chicken curry, very new to me..

  4. Wonderful recipe. Chicken curry looks spicy, delicious and tempting.

  5. Looks to me.Will try sometime dear..!

  6. Very tempting curry. Like the addition of coconut very much.

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