Mangalorean Chicken Sukka

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I truly love it when a recipe is shared with me, I try it and then it appears on the blog. It makes them super special, doesn’t it?Β πŸ™‚ I have a few of them on the blog which are very dear to my heart, like this green mutton masala and the chilli chicken, just to name a few. This recipe comes from a dear friend. I have already shared one of her recipes before, which was the Bombay Chicken Biriyani. I have written so much about P in that post, so I think I can skip the long introduction and go straight on to the recipe… πŸ™‚


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She would always say how her mother in law would cook traditional Mangalorean fare with loads of coconut. Now being a Malayalee, coconut is a natural obsession so I asked her for this recipe to try, since I was sure it would hit off at home. As soon asΒ she gave me the recipe, I wanted to make it immediately but I felt sick and couldn’t cook it as I had planned. Still, I pulled myself and made it that night and the men licked it up totally from the pan! But what really I like was the aroma – of freshly ground spices, of the coconut… It was totally mesmerizing! From that day, I had wanted to cook it up when I would be able to click decent enough pictures in day light, so prepared it on a Friday for lunch, along with some jeera rice and clicked some good enough (is it?) pictures.


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5 from 2 votes

Mangalorean Chicken Sukka

Course Non-Vegeterian
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 750 gm chicken cleaned and cut into medium pieces
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder optional
  • For masala powder:
  • 4 Kashmiri dry chillies
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds


  • Roast the ingredients in the 'For Masala powder' section till fragrant. Allow to cool, then grind into a coarse powder. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, heat oil. Add the onion and fry till slightly browned.
  • Add the tomato and cook till oil floats on top.
  • Add turmeric powder along with salt and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the chicken and cook on medium heat for around 5-8 minutes.
  • Add the powdered masala, mix well.
  • Add very little water, cover and simmer till done.
  • Finally add the grated coconut, mix well and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the paprika powder and add pepper, mix well. Switch off and serve garnished with coriander leaves.


Paprika is definitely not a part of the recipe, but it is P's own twist. So you can very will skip it, but it gives a nice flavor to the dish when added.

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  1. 5 stars
    This Chicken sukka looks so tempting and flavor-packed!! I think I must give this a try! Yum!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Divya…

  2. Raf, amazing clicks and looks so … eemmm …I am drooling! I think I will make this asap..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Fami…

  3. That is one ultimate sukka Rafee. The flavors in it are too tempting.. finger licking good

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jyothi…

  4. Love the flavors in there. .. sounds delicious Rafeeda. ..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Chitra…

  5. Lovely chicken dish! And I love the photo!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Beulah…

  6. Mangalorean recipes are very yummy . Love it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Beena…

  7. Rafeeda, this chicken sukka is making me drool here. I am crazy about coconut too.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sandhya…

  8. Flavours are amazing I can imagine the taste..yum

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Vidya…

  9. 5 stars
    I would love to have this with Neer dosa πŸ™‚ Looks super delicious. Love your version πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kushi… πŸ™‚

  10. Do you grind the coconut or just add it as grated flakes? The recipe sounds delicious!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      You add grated coconut directly into the chicken, no grinding. Thanks a lot Shibi…

  11. pathirathrikku enne kothipichu….looks so yumm dear…bookmarking it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Ayyodaa… sorry kutty… hehe… thanks a lot Anupa…

  12. Its really tempting Rafeeda!Looks delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shazia…

  13. So flavorful and love your photos too…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nora…

  14. Oh my! Salivating over here looks sooo yummm.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nammi…

  15. Chicken looks super tempting,love it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  16. This is a great recipe for chicken!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shailaja…

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