Chicken Thoran

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Sep. 28, 2012

Chicken thoran is a very popular chicken dish from Kerala. It is prepared by cooking boneless pieces of chicken with traditional spices and coconut. It is usually served as a side dish with rice or bread.


Boneless chicken 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chopped finely
Pepper powder 1 Teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
Red chili powder 2 Teaspoon
Onions 2 Medium , chopped finely
Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
Coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs) , grated
Chicken masala powder 1 Teaspoon
Jeera powder 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Coconut oil 3 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Curry leaves 3 Teaspoon



1. In a saucepan, heat 2 tsp oil and splutter mustard seeds.

2. Add chicken, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste, cumin powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, chicken masala powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stir well. Cover the sauce pan and cook for about 10 -15 minutes until the chicken is done. Sprinkle little water if necessary.

3. Take another saucepan, heat 1 tsp oil, roast curry leaves and chopped onion. When it is half done, add coconut and keep on stirring at regular intervals until the mixture gets browned.

4. Add coconut mixture to prepared chicken and cook for some time. Keep on stirring for few minutes in order to blend the coconut and chicken.


5. Serve the chicken thoran hot with rice or appam.

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 313Calories from Fat 179

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1041 mg43.38%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet