Authentic Mangalorean Chicken Sukka Recipe

Chicken sukka recipe is a chicken dry item cooked with masala paste of whole spices and ground coconut paste.  Chicken sukka has state-wise variations (For example-  kundapur chicken sukka, Mangalorean chicken sukka and Kolhapuri  chicken sukka ).

Mangalorean chicken sukka is also known as kori chicken sukka is a dry Indian chicken dish made with grounded coconut paste, grounded whole spices paste, fresh chicken. This is one of the favorites and popular chicken dish of any Mangalorean.

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In this post, we will learn how to make Mangalorean chicken sukka at home.


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Key ingredients

Fresh chicken  -  use fresh chicken to make chicken sukka.

Coconut  -  you can use grounded coconut paste or grated coconut for making recipes.

Whole spices  -  use whole spices paste.


Prep time 


  Cook time      

25 minutes

  Total time   

  40 minutes


5 servings




 main course

Ingredients needed to make chicken sukka recipe

Main ingredient

  • 1 kg boneless and skinless chicken breast ( sliced in bite-size pieces ).

Whole spices

  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds.
  • 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks.
  • ½ teaspoon black paper seeds.
  • 1-star anise.
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds.
  • 3 green cardamom & 1 black cardamom.
  • 5 cloves.
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds.
  • 1 tsp oil (to roast the spices ).

Ingredients for coconut paste

  • 2 cup grated coconut (1 cup for paste and 1 cup grated to add at last).
  • 1 roughly cut onion.
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves.
  • ½ teaspoon ginger (finely chopped).

Other ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Butter.
  • 1 teaspoon oil.
  • 1 onion chopped.
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seed crushed.
  • 4 teaspoon chili powder.
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder.
  • 3 tbsp tamarind juice.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Coriander leaves ( finely chopped )(for garnishing).

Step By step process to make chicken sukka

Step 1 make a coconut paste

  • Take 1 cup grated coconut, 1 roughly cut onion, 5 to 6 garlic clove, ½ teaspoon ginger (finely chopped) .
  • Add all the above ingredients in grinder and make a fine paste.
  • And keep it aside.

Step 2 make a spices paste

  • Firstly heat the pan on medium flame and then add I teaspoon oil in it once the oil getting hot then add all whole spices one by one.
  • And roast it on a medium flame for  5 to 6 minutes ( until it lightly golden brown).
  • After that remove all whole spices in a grinder and make a fine paste.

Step 3 Final recipe

  • Heat the pan and add butter & oil (1 teaspoon each) once the butter melted then add 1 finely chopped onion and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes stirring continuously.
  • Then add 1 tsp fenugreek seed crushed, 4 teaspoon chili powder and 1 tsp turmeric powder mix it.
  • After that add chicken and mix it
  • Add  ½ a cup of water and cook it for 10 to 15 minutes on medium flame by covering lid.
  • After that add 3 tbsp tamarind juice and mix it well.
  • Then add spices paste and coconut paste mix it well then add salt (for taste) mix it well and cook the chicken with spices paste and coconut paste for 3 to 4 minutes on medium flame stir continuously.
  • Lastly add grated coconut in it mix it well.
  • Mangalorean chicken sukka is ready to serve.
  • Sprinkle finely chopped coriander and serve it with roti, naan or paratha.


Serving suggestions

Serve this tasty chicken sukka with paratha, Roti, Naan, dosa, neer dosa, or plain rice.

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