Here are some of the most sensational south-Indian chicken curries to get you slurping!


  • Chicken curries are a rage in India with a huge variety
  • South Indian cuisine boasts of some of the best Indian chicken curries
  • Here are 7 of the best south Indian chicken curries you can try at home

India is a country of spectacular regional cuisines that boast of some of the best dishes of the world. And why not, one can see a shift in flavours as we move from one region to another, with distinct cooking styles and techniques. The use of local ingredients and unique flavours distinguishes each cuisine from one another. While North India boasts of bold spices, South Indian cuisine has a fiery touch with a splutter of distinct seeds and coconut oil. Be it a simple dal or a rich Indian chicken curry, one can find a diverse range of each dish in every corner of the country.

Chicken curries are one of the most celebrated dishes in India. Be it the classic butter chicken or the robust Chettinad chicken, a chicken lover’s enthusiasm knows no bound at the sight of a stellar chicken preparation! And, if you are one of them, south India’s magnificent repertoire of chicken curries will leave you slurping for sure. Spicy, zesty, rich and simply mouth-watering, we’ve got 7 of the bestSouth-Indian chicken curries you should try at home.

(Also Read: 13 Best Indian Chicken Curry Recipes)

7 South Indian Chicken Curries To Try At Home:

1. Chicken Chettinad

The Chettinad cuisine refers to the cuisine of a community called the Nattukotai Chettiars, or Nagarathars – belonging to the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. Brimming with tangy tomatoes, sweet onions, cinnamon and the hot red chillies, the irresistible Chettinad chicken curry is one of the most popular dishes from the cuisine. Find the recipe here.


2. Andhra Style Chicken Curry

An absolute crowd-pleaser, Andhra style chicken curry is a delectable mix of spices and herbs tossed with chicken chunks along with cashew nut and poppy seed paste and chicken masala. Find the recipe here.


3. Coorgi Gawti Chicken

Indulge in a stellar chicken dish from the serene hills of Karnataka! Coorgi gawti chicken has a tangy kick of tamarind and a melange of spicy flavours of seeds, chillies and spices that are sure to tantalise your taste buds. Find the recipe here.

(Also Read: 29 Best Indian Chicken Recipes)


4. Hyderabadi Dum Ka Murgh

With an extensive use of rich spices, herbs and nuts like cashews, cinnamon and cloves, this Hyderabadi chicken is indeed a royal treat. Slow-cooked in ‘dum’ style to perfection, serve this heavenly dish with rice for a wholesome meal. Find the recipe here.


5. Kori Gassi

A wonderful treat from Karnataka, Kori Gassi boasts of an interesting mix of tamarind and coconut milk that can amp up your chicken dinner like nothing else! Find the recipe here.

6. Kundapura Koli Saaru

Kundapur is a coastal town n Karnataka, where the popular Kundapur powder/paste originated from. This chicken curry uses fresh Kundapur paste made with a roasted and ground mix of cloves, peppercorn, cumin seeds, cinnamon, coriander, whole red chillies and grated coconut. It is then sautéed with chicken, onion and tomatoes for a flavourful curry that is best served with rice. Find the recipe here.

(Also Read: 13 Best South Indian Recipes)


7. Chicken Stew With Appam

A lovely curry made with distinct flavours, packed with spices and simmered in coconut milk, chicken stew with appam (a rice pancake) is a traditional dish from the Kerala region that is easy and simple, and can be prepared on special occasions. Find the recipe here.


Try these delightful chicken curries at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.

About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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