Thenga Malli Kozhi Curry ~ Coconut Coriander Chicken Curry

Sometimes I feel my blog is becoming too synonymous to its name! Too many sweet stuff and nothing else! Hmm… in fact, of late, I have decided to stop experimenting much with sweet stuff and baking as well, thanks to a few red signals that have been arising. Sometimes, you just need to put your favorite stuff aside for a while till things begin to look back to normal. I am cooking very normal stuff, nothing extraordinary and somehow, stuff that I cook are not turning out the way I would want to be, so as of now it is more of “again to-do” list, so that I can better it and get it into the blog!


As of now, let me put you through this flavorful chicken curry that I had adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, “The Suriani Kitchen”. I have already tried the Meen Arappu Roast and the Chakkakuru Varattiyathu from this lovely book, and this is my third trial. This easy to make chicken curry is a delight for the Keralite tongue, taking into account that coconut is a part of it. It sounds similar to the Green Chicken Masala I had cooked sometime back, but with the addition of coconut. It is easy to put together and tastes great with some neychoru or just some chapathis!



Thenga Malli Kozhi Curry ~ Coconut Coriander Chicken Curry

Course Chicken
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 kg chicken cut into pcs, cleaned and drained
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 inch pc ginger
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 onions minced
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 pcs cinnamon
  • 3 cardamom
  • 6 cloves


  • In a saucepan, heat oil. Sauté onions till just wilted.
  • Add in the pound ginger and garlic and sauté till raw smell is gone.
  • Add the ground paste and cook till oil floats in the top.
  • Add the chicken, salt and the ground powder and mix well.
  • Cook covered till almost done, stirring occasionally.
  • Finally add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Just before serving, squeeze in the lemon juice.

Join the Conversation

  1. I love chicken curry Rafee… coriander and coconut combo makes it really unique and delicious! Love it

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

  2. I love the look of this chicken curry! I have made with the herbs but adding coconut must have taken this to another level. Yum!

    1. Thank you so much Kanak…

  3. Addition of coriander and coconut will surely make this dish flavorful

    1. Thank you so much Amrita…

  4. What a lovely green chicken curry!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  5. Pacha malli kozhi looks yummm..very easy recipe ..nice green color too how I wish my guy liked coriander leaves.

    1. Thank you so much Meena… actually the taste of malli is not very prominent!

  6. yummm… love that gorgeous green colour , bet it smelled and tasted wonderful.

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  7. lovely green chicken,yumm 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot, Julie… 🙂

  8. I love this chicken curry …one of my fav curries..looks super

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  9. hariyali chicken :)… my husband loves it…but I make it without coconut…with coconut sounds yummy

    1. Thank you so much Anupa… 🙂

  10. Look delicious!BTW I love your others sweet recipes too Raffe!

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  11. Hi Rafeeda, your coconut coriander chicken curry look very appetizing, Great combo, I love the coriander fragrant scent.

    Have a nice day ahead,regards.

    1. Thank you so much Amelia…

    1. Thanks a lot Akhila…

  12. Yummy and delicious chicken.

    1. Thanks a lot Neela…

  13. Delicious green chicken curry very nice.

    1. Thanks a lot Swathi…

  14. Hi Rafs,

    With the intensive amount of herbs added, this curry must be very aromatic!


    1. Thank you so much Zoe…

  15. the green color makes the chicken curry very different..looks nice and yum

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana…

  16. this curry is looking so fantastic seriously 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Monu… 🙂

  17. Nice combination n tasty curry.i love it..

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

  18. That book is one of my favourite cookbooks 🙂 It reminds me of home, the food that I grew up with and even the sights that were once so familiar. Now that you have reminded me of the Green curry, I'm so tempted to cook it. I hope the colour will turn out as good as yours 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Priya… 🙂

  19. Love the flavor, nice recipe,thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

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