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Enjoy this Kerala style spicy and chicken recipe with some steamed rice or naan

Kerala Chicken Roast | Chicken Sukha Recipe

If you are craving for some dry roasted chicken recipe with a spicy and tangy kick, this recipe is going to be your favorite then! Enjoy the Kerala Style Chicken Roast with some piping hot rice or naan for a weekend brunch or even for a weeknight dinner.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


  • Non-Stick Deep Pan or Kadhai


For Marinating the Chicken

  • 12 Chicken wings (organic)
  • 2 tbsp. Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Coriander and Lemon juice blend (Optional)

For Dry Roasting the Spices

  • 1 tbsp. Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Black peppercorn
  • 1/2 tbsp. Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Clove
  • 1/2 tbsp. Cumin
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut (fresh or thawed)
  • 1 Onion
  • 4 or 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 or 4 Chilies

For the Chicken Roast Spice Blend

  • 2 Onions sliced
  • Salt
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Cup Oil



  • In a non stick pan, dry roast peppercorn, coriander seeds, cumin, cinnamon, clove, fennel seeds and fenugreek seeds on very low heat
  • Once the dry spices start to smell fragrant, add chilies, oil, garlic and thinly sliced onions to the pan.
  • Sauté till the onions are cooked and transparent on medium heat
  • Add coconut to the mix. Turn off the heat and let the masala cool down.
  • Once the masala has cooled down, grind it to a paste. Keep it aside.


  • In the same pan, add oil and fry two chopped onions.
  • Add salt and turmeric and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the previously marinated chicken pieces into the pan along with the coconut masala paste
  • Give it a good mix. Cook on low to medium heat for 45/50 minutes or till the chicken is completely cooked and looks dry and roasted.
  • Before serving squeeze some lemon juice and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves.
Keyword Kerala Chicken Roast, South Indian Chicken, Spicy Chicken, Indian Chicken Roast, Sukha Chicken, Chicken Sukha, Chicken Sukka