Restaurant-Style Easy And Delicious Chicken Kolhapuri Recipe

Spicy, rich and full of flavours Kolhapuri chicken is lip smackingly good! Know how to prepare the perfect restaurant style Kolhapuri chicken at home with a few simple steps.

Published On Apr 20, 2024 | Updated On Apr 20, 2024


Spicy and full of aromatic flavours, Kolhapuri chicken is a popular restaurant dish. Having its origins in Kolhapuri cuisine, from the southern part of Maharashtra, Kolhapuri chicken curry is prepared with marinated chicken, fresh ground spices and coconut. Paired best with steamed rice, roti or bhakri, a good chicken Kolhapuri recipe is finger-licking good. A Maharashtrian delicacy, Kolhapuri chicken masala is the perfect dish to try if you are new to the cuisine. 

Follow this simple guide to make a delicious restaurant style Kolhapuri chicken at home

  1. 1 whole chicken cut into big pieces
  2. 3 tbsp oil
  3. Handful of curry leaves
  4. 2 finely chopped coriander leaves
  5. 1 tsp garam masala powder
  6. 1 tsp chilli powder
  7. 2 tsp coriander powder
  1. 2 tsp oil
  2. 2 tsp fennel seeds
  3. 2 tsp sesame seeds
  4. 2 tsp whole black pepper
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Cardamom
  7. Star anise
  8. Mace
  9. ½ cup grated coconut
  10. 500 grams finely chopped onions
  11. 500 grams finely chopped tomatoes
  12. Salt to taste
  1. 1 tsp chilli powder
  2. 1 tsp garam masala powder
  3. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  4. 2 tbsp ginger garlic powder
  5. 3 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Begin by marinating the chicken pieces with the ingredients as mentioned under marination. And leave the marinated chicken for some time.
  2. For the Kolhapuri chicken masala powder recipe, heat oil in a pan and add in the whole spices, garlic, coconut, sesame seeds and roast for a few minutes.
  3. Add in the onions, and cook until they turn golden.
  4. Add the cooked onions along with tomatoes into a blender and blend until it turns into a smooth puree. 
  5. Again, heat oil in a pan, and add in the curry leaves and the ground masala. Add the spices and cook until the oil begins to separate. 
  6. Add the chicken and saute. Then transfer it all in a pressure cooker and add water, along with coriander leaves.
  7. Pressure cook the dish for 15 to 20 minutes. Then turn off the heat, and let the dish sit for a while. 
  8. Add in a handful of coriander leaves and serve.

Pro tip: Add a few cashews for a more flavourful dish.


1. Can dried coconut be used in the Kolhapuri chicken recipe?
Yes, dried coconut can be used in the recipe. However, if the same isn't available, you can also use desiccated or frozen coconut.

2. Can the Kolhapuri chicken masala powder be stored for later use? 
Yes, the Kolhapuri chicken masala powder can be stored and used later.

3. Can the Kolhapuri chicken be refrigerated? 
Yes, the Kolhapuri chicken recipe is a refrigerator-friendly dish and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 

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