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Tomato chicken recipe south Indian style

pichu potta chicken recipe tomato flavored Coimbatore style
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: chicken recipes, chicken starters, popular chicken recipes, south indian chicken fry, south indian recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 3 nos breast pieces
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 500 gms tomato - chopped roughly
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder


  • cook the chicken breast pieces with salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and roughly chopped tomatoes. 
  • add just enough water, close and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. 
  • open and shred the chicken with fork
  • heat coconut oil in another pan, add curry leaves and also the chicken shreds without the stock . 
  • adjust salt and chilli powder, let it fry for 2 minutes on high. add the remaining stock and let it cook in medium heat until it reaches the consistency required. 
  • stir in between. when it reaches semi dry consistency, stop cooking, serve hot!