Chicken South Indian Style

  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Level: Easy
  • Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
    • 1/4 cup dried curry leaves*
    • 1 tablespoon brown mustard seeds
    • 1 tablespoon sambar powder*


  • 1 teaspoon asafoetida*
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Serving suggestion: Serve with rice.


Watch how to make this recipe.

Place the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and then add the onion, ginger, and garlic. Cook for 4 minutes, until onions are soft and golden. Add the curry leaves, mustard seeds, sambar powder, asafoetida, red chile powder, and turmeric to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the tomatoes, coconut milk, and water and cook until chicken is done, about 8 minutes. Serve the chicken with rice.

Cook’s Note

*Can be found at specialty Asian and Indian markets.


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