Sunday, 19 August 2012

Chicken Thokku/Spicy Chicken Pickle

It's Sunday again, time is flying without waiting for anyone. Today I have made Chicken Thokku, I have adapted this recipe from Spicy Tasty's Egg Thokku, I have substituted chicken for egg. Let's check how I made this.


3 chicken whole leg (cut small)
5 onion chopped
2 tomato chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 stalk curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
3 cardamom
4 cloves
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 cup water
Salt to taste

Marinate chicken with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt then fry until half cooked, keep aside.

In a pan, pour oil and add mustard seeds, let it splutter add curry leaves, bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves. Add onion and little salt, cook til soft now add ginger garlic paste saute for a minute.
Add in tomato and cook til mushy, add chili powder, coriander, cumin powder and cook for 5 minutes.

Now remove from pan, let cool and blend into fine paste, make sure you remove bay leaf and cinnamon stick before blending into paste. Then add the paste into pan with bay leaf and cinnamon stick, pour 1/2 cup water and let simmer over medium heat.

Add in fried chicken into this mixture and add another 1/2 cup of water and let it simmer til the gravy thickens and oil ooze out.

Garnish with coriander leaves and now our Chicken Thokku ready to be served. Do try this dish and let me know how it turned out.


  1. Looks perfect. Never tried this one. Will this stay like other pickles? I mean whats the shelf life.
    Hi I am ur most reent follower.

    1. Thnx for following this doesn't last for long like other pickles...not more than 2 days...


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