Chicken sukka or Kori Sukka is a special Indian dish native to Mangalore and Udupi region. It’s a delicious and aromatic blend of spices along with the grated coconut. The taste of the dish that lingers in your mouth is simply undefinable. So let’s learn how to make chicken sukka in Mangalorean style, shall we?

Here is the recipe of Mangalorean chicken sukka.


mangalorean chicken sukka recipe

Mangalorean Chicken Sukka Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Mangalorean
Servings 5 People


For the masala:

  • 2 Tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 10 Kumti red long chillies
  • 2 Parekal short red chillies
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1/4 inch Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric/haldi powder
  • 1/4 tsp Methi seeds
  • 1 Marble sized Tamarind
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 8 Peppercorns


  • 5 tbsp Ghee/coconut oil
  • 1 Onion (Sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 Grated coconut
  • 4 Stems Fresh curry leaves
  • Salt (As required)


  • 1 Kg Chicken


  • Clean and cut the chicken into sukka pieces.(Medium)
  • Fry the masala ingredients for 3 minutes on slow fire. Let it cool down.
  • Grind the above masala into a fine paste in a small jar of the mixer grinder.
  • Keep a vessel, put 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil. Slice an onion and fry it to golden brown color.
  • Add the masala and fry well. Add the chicken and mix well & fry for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and required salt. Let the chicken cook well.
  • Add 1/2 grated coconut and mix well for about 2 minutes. Switch off the gas.
  • In a seasoning pan, add 3 tbsp ghee (make sure that the ghee doesn't burn), add 4 stems of fresh curry leaves. Add the seasoning to the vessel and close the lid.
  • Your authentic Mangalorean Chicken Sukka is now ready. Serve hot and enjoy.
Keyword Mangalorean chicken sukka


  • tbsp = Tablespoon
  • tsp = Teaspoon
  • Ghee should always be done on slow fire so that it doesn’t burn.

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