Kukulhu Riha (Chicken curry)

By azu  

August 12, 2010

Kukulhu Riha (Chicken curry) 0 5 0
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • 15 mins

    45 mins

    1 hr

  • Yields: 5 Servings


1 (1200g) whole chicken – skinned, cut into 8 pieces

4 tbsp cooking oil

1 cup onion – finely sliced

¼ cup curry leaves

1 tsp ginger – grated

4 cloves garlic – pressed/grated/very finely chopped

1 Scotch Bonnet (githeyo mirus) – chopped

3 pieces of Pandan (rampe/ raambaa) leaves – cut into ½ inch pieces

3 cardamom seeds

1 tsp chili powder

2 tbsp chicken curry powder/paste

1 cup coconut cream/milk (thick)

1 cup coconut cream/milk (thin)

1 cup water

Salt to taste


1Heat the oil, sauté the onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, Pandan leaves.

2Add the chili powder, while stirring, then add the curry powder/paste and ½ cup water and cook on low heat, stirring frequently.

3When this curry paste starts bubbling, add the chicken pieces and toss until all chicken pieces are well coated.

4Add salt, pepper cardamoms, thin coconut cream/milk and the remaining water and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally.

5When the chicken is cooked, add the thick coconut cream/milk and simmer for about a minute.


1 comment

  1. sameera says:

    Hi , what is chicken curry powder/ paste? Can this be preapared at home and stored.
    we were in maldives last week and loved the chicken and fish recipes


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