Easy Chicken Curry | Kori Rotti | Delicious Sweet Aroma

Chicken Curry with Kori Rotti – Easy Recipe

Curry is the pinnacle dish of South Asian meals goes-with-everything and a great accompaniment with bread, rice pancakes or rice. This Chicken Curry recipe is a basic recipe that is made easy where even a newbie can try and can never go wrong.

In Mangalorean cuisine we call this dish as Kori Rotti, Kori – Chicken and Rotti meaning rice wafers made from boiled rice. The Rotti is a bread where the rice paste is flattened and then sun dried to get thin sheets. Typically Kori Rotti  is made from freshly ground spices but I have used my version of basic recipe with generous amount of curry and gravy to compliment the dish.

Chicken curry is a family-friendly dish in my home most commonly prepared during weekends or festive occasions. Since this recipe is very basic prepared with ready-made spice powders it  doesn’t require a blender to make a curry paste these powders are usually available in Asian supermarkets. The addition of yogurt is another key ingredient to get a thick creamy texture.


1. Sprinkle 3/4 tsp salt evenly over the chicken and set aside.

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2. Heat 4 tbsp ghee or oil in a deep-skillet, Fry chopped onions till slightly brown on high heat. Add tomatoes, cook and stir occasionally until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add salt, garam masala, bafat powder or chicken powder, turmeric and give it a final mix.

Chicken curry made easy

3. Add potatoes, garlic and ginger-garlic paste. Fry for 2 minutes. Add little less than 1/4 cup water, lightly whipped yogurt and finally the chicken. Give a good mix to coat the chicken.

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4. Pour 11/2- 2 cups of water enough to cover the chicken pieces. Add some salt if necessary. Cover and cook on low heat for 25-30 minutes. Cook the potatoes till tender when pierced with a fork or knife.

Easy Chicken Curry | Delicious Sweet Aroma
Easy Chicken Curry | Kori Rotti | Delicious Sweet Aroma

Here’s a simpler version of the serving suggestion for Kori Rotti:

Place the pieces of Rotti on a plate by breaking them.

Top it with hot curry and mix with your hand so the crispy wafers become soft. Relish!!! :)
Kori Rotti | Delicious Sweet Aroma | Chicken Curry Recipe
Kori Rotti | Easy Chicken Curry | Delicious Sweet Aroma

Enjoy the delicious combination of spicy chicken curry and crispy Kori Rotti!

Easy Chicken Curry | Kori Rotti | Delicious Sweet Aroma

Chicken Curry | Mangalorean | South Indian

Sherryl Andria
Traditional Chicken Curry served with crispy Kori Rotti, a Mangalorean delicacy combining tender chicken and crunchy, thin bread.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean, Indian, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Thai
Servings 4
Calories 1061 kcal


  • 1 kg Chicken with bones, chopped with 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp ghee/veg oil
  • 2 large onions finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp chicken powder/ bafat powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 medium potatoes cut into 1.5 inch
  • 5 tbsp yogurt lightly whipped with spoon
  • salt as per taste
  • water as required
  • fresh coriander leaves for garnish
  • pack of kori rotti for serving (optional)


  • Heat 4 tbsp ghee or oil in a deep-skillet or pot over medium heat.
  • Fry chopped onions till slightly brown on medium-high heat.
  • Add 2 tomatoes, cook and stir occasionally until softened and form a thick sauce, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in 1 tsp garam masala, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the spices are aromatic.
  • Add garlic and 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste. Fry for 2 minutes. 
  • Toss in potatoes and 5 tbsp yogurt. Mix together.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the skillet.
  • Pour in 2 cups water and salt if necessary. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet.
  • Let the curry simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
  • Check if the potatoes are tender by piercing with a fork. If the curry is too thick add little water to reach your desired consistency.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves if available.
  • To serve, place a few pieces of Kori Rotti on a plate and spoon the chicken curry over the top.


You can also adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less chicken curry powder according to your preference.
Keyword Comfort food, Curry, Flavorful, Recipe Indian Curry, South Indian, summer

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