• Prep Time 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time 45 min-50 min minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Medium

Recipe Description

A classic Sri lankan chicken curry that’s full of flavour and best made with chicken on the bone.


  • Chicken pieces (on bone) – 500 grams
  • Crushed garlic – 5 -6 cloves
  • Green chillies (cut into lengthwise) – 4 no
  • Ginger minced – 1 tsp
  • Medium size onion chopped – 1 no
  • Pure ghee – 3 tbps
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbps
  • Fresh lemon juice – 2 tsp
  • Coconut cream – 1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk – 1 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut to garnish – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste



  1. Clean the chicken and cut into big chunks. Melt the ghee in a deep non-stick pan and add chopped onion.
  2. Fry till onion translucent and add ginger, garlic and green chilies. Sauté for 1-2 minutes and then add pieces of chicken.
  3. Mix the salt and spices very well into the chicken. Add coconut milk and simmer the flame.
  4. Bring the chicken onto boil and cover the pan with lid. Leave to cook for 30-35 minutes, till the chicken tenders.
  5. Finally add fresh coconut cream and sprinkle the lemon juice. Cook only for last 5 minutes. While serving, garnish the chicken with some grated coconut. Serve hot with roti or jeera rice.

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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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