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 Tikhi Mirchi layi hoon, main Kolhapurse aayi hoon ;) Spicy, Hot, Exotic real Kolahpuri chicken. It goes really well with home made light, fluffy, crispy jwarichi bhakari or with some naan!

Note - Be warned, it might be hair rising for other who eats less spicy food ;)
Preparation time : 20 mts
Cooking time : 30 mts
Serves : 4 to 6 people
Kolhapuri Chicken


For Gravy

  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • Whole Garam spices (Bay leaf, Green
  • Cardamom, 2-3 Cloves. Black
  • peppercorns,
  • 1 star anise)
  • 1 big Onion sliced
  • 1 Tomato diced
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 3 tbsp dry shredded Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Degi mirch powder

Ingredients for Marination

  • 1 lb Chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
Kolhapuri Chicken



  • Wash chicken pieces well and remove its skin or fats part.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice to chicken, rub all spices well on chicken and keep to marinate for 30 mts.

Masala Preparation

  • Heat up oil, add cumin seeds, whole garam spices, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, chopped garlic and cook till spices start to change its color.
  • Add dry grated coconut, sliced onion and cook till onion gets light brown color.
  • Add tomatoes to blender, add onion masala, some water and grind to make smooth paste.

Gravy Preparation

  • Heat up oil, add ground masala paste, add red chilli powder, garam masala and cook for just 5 mts.
  • Add marinated chicken pieces, mix well, add water to desired consistency, cover and cook for 20 mts. till the time chicken gets tender.
  • Hot and spicy Kolapuri Chicken is good to go!


  • Marination helps chicken to get cook faster and improves its flavor.
  • If degi mirch is not available, use regular red chilli powder.

Kolhapuri Chicken

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