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Venkat Chicken Gravy

Venkat Chicken Gravy

Chicken is cooked in a flavorful gravy prepared by grinding fresh spices and coconut to make this spicy and tasty chicken gravy.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4 -5


  • 1/2 kg Chicken
  • 1 cup grated Coconut
  • 2 tb spns Ginger garlic paste we always prepare paste fresh and never use readymade paste
  • 1 chopped medium sized onion
  • 5 Green chillies
  • 2 tbl spns Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tbl spn Turmeric powder
  • 4-5 strands Coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • 4 or 5 tbl spns Oil

For Garam masala powder:

  • 4 tea spns Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbl spn Poppy seeds
  • 2 pieces 2 inch Cinnamon
  • 5 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 2-3 Peppercorns


  • Heat 4 tbl spoons of oil in a pan.
  • Add chopped onion and slit green chilies, shallow fry them.
  • Add cleaned and washed fresh chicken to bowl. Fry for 10 minutes under light flame
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, stir it and leave for 5 minutes.
  • Add Ginger-garlic paste, chilly powder.
  • Cook it for 5 minutes.
  • Add water as per gravy requirement (until chicken pieces are immersed in water upto another 1/3rd of content, as gravy thickens later)
  • Cook until water gets bubbles.
  • Dry roast Garam masala ingredients mentioned above along with grated coconut and make powder. Add to the mixture above.
  • Add salt and bring to boil.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Cook it for 5 minutes and stop the flame (once the gravy turns thick).
  • Serve with bread or rotis.


We always prepare ginger-garlic paste fresh and never use ready-made paste. We feel that gives a better flavor.
If you like to have slight variation, try adding Gongura leaves to get different taste and flavor. You may want to soak few Gongura leaves in hot water for few minutes, blanch and rinse them with normal water and add, while preparing this dish.
Add coriander leaves.
However this is not part of Venkat’s recipe and we did not want to dilute ‘brand Venkat’.