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Mangalorean Chicken Sukka (Kori Aajadina)

  •   Apoorva Shetty
  • 18 Jan 2021
  • Rated ★★★★★
  • Mangalorean Chicken Sukka (Kori Aajadina)

    before you enter the kitchen


    5 mins


    30 mins



    Chicken Sukka - Mangalore Style

    Chicken Sukka (a.k.a Kori Ajadina) is a traditional Mangalorean dish with lots of coconut and authentic spices! Having grown up eating this dish every weekend, I decided to share this mind-blowing recipe with the world.

    Its crazy how easy it is to make a dish that tastes like heaven in your mouth - it involves minimal chopping (just onions to be precise)! Its just grinding 2 quick pastes and cooking them all together with the chicken!

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    • Chicken - 500 gm
    • Byadagi/Kashmiri chilies - 10 (for color)
    • Guntur chilies - 10 (for its heat)
    • Coriander seeds - 3 tbsp
    • Tamarind - 1 inch
    • Onion - 2.5
    • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
    • Jeera - 1.5 tbsp
    • Garlic pods - 12
    • Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
    • Ground coconut - 1 hand full
    • Oil (2 tbsp) + Ghee (1 tbsp)

    Magic Begins Here

    1. Prepare Paste #1. In a mixer add the 2 types of red chilies, coriander seeds, tamarind, 1.5 onions and turmeric. Add half a glass of water and grind into a thick paste.
    2. In a kadai , heat oil+ghee. Add paste #1. Add salt and let it cook for 5 minutes. Now add chicken, mix thoroughly and cook till the chicken is half done. This would take about 10 minutes.
    3. In the meanwhile, lets get on with preparing Paste #2. In the same mixer that we used for paste #1, add jeera, garlic and coconut and grind well. Do not add water here. Note that this paste should be of dry consistency rather than a runny one.
    4. Add paste #2 to the kadai where the chicken has been cooking for over 10 minutes now and mix well.
    5. Finally, in a tadka pan, add methi seeds and finely chopped onion. Saute till the onion turns golden brown and add them to the kadai. Close the lid and the let the aroma set in!

    Optional - You could add finely chopped coriander leaves and lots of sautéed finely chopped translucent onion on the top instead of methi + golden brown onion.

    Kori Ajadina is best enjoyed with Mangalore Red Rice and curd! Alternatively you could serve it with any rice dish - Plain white rice, jeera rice, ghee rice. Adding methi seeds to the tadka actually cools down the meat. Chicken is known to heat up the body and methi helps with countering this. But methi may taste bitter when you bite on it while savouring your chicken sukka, so do not add too much of it.

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