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Kari Anam

Kari Anam
Kari Anam is nothing but Muslim style Chicken Kulambu (Chicken Gravy) . This recipe is for those who is looking for a different chicken kulambu recipe.  Give a try to this different, tasty and exciting Kari Anam recipe once. The recipe follows..

kari anam

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 40 minutes + Marination Time


Chicken                     - 1/2 kg
Potato                        - 1 (Big Size)
Small Onion              - Around 10 to 12
Ginger-Garlic Paste   - 1 tbsp
Grated Coconut         - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon Stick         - 1 (Pattai)
Cloves                        - 2 (Krambu)
Green Cardamom       - 2 (Elakkai)
Curry Leaves              - few
Oil                               - 2 tbsp

For Marinating Chicken:

Curd                               - 1/4 cup
Turmeric Powder           - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder                  - 2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder   - 1/2 tsp
Green chili                      - 2


  • Cut Chicken into medium size pieces. Chop finely green chili. Marinate chicken with Curd, Turmeric powder, Chili powder, Garam Masala Powder and chopped green chili for an hour.
  • Chop small onion into two. Chop Potato into medium size pieces. Extract thick coconut milk from coconut. You can click here for knowing how to extract coconut milk from coconut.
  • Heat oil in a pan. When its hot, add cinnamon stick, cloves and green cardamom.
  • Add chopped onions and curry leaves after a minute.  When the onions turn translucent, add Ginger-Garlic paste.
  • Saute till raw flavor goes off, and after that add marinated chicken.
  • Cover with a lid and cook in medium flame. You can see chicken slowly oozing out water. 
  • When chicken is half cooked, add in chopped potato.
  • Mix everything well and cook in medium flame till both chicken and potato are cooked completely. Add some more salt if needed. Adjust the spice according to your taste.
  • Add coconut milk after both chicken and potato is cooked. When the gravy starts boiling again, switch off the flame. Your Kari Anam is ready.. It tastes so good with rice..