Hot & Sour Chicken

Hot&Sour Chicken

Hot & Sour Chicken

(Spicy chicken in a tangy flavored gravy)

Craving for something spicy and tangy? Try Hot&Sour chicken . It has a special spicy and tangy flavor which goes very well with Ghee rice, Ari Dosa, plain rice, appam, puttu, idiyappam, kappa, dosa, idly, chapati, poori. I am a great fan of the meen mulakitath aka mulag curry. It has a mesmerizing taste but I am not a great fan of the fish in tat curry. Chicken is a great favorite at our home , so I tried this and came out very well. If u love the mulakitath, then Hot&Sour chicken will be a sure hit for you.

Off to the recipe,


  1. Chicken                              – 500 gms (medium cut)
  2. Salt                                      – As needed
  3. Onion                                  – 2 (cut into big chunks)
  4. Garlic                                  – 6 minced
  5. Ginger                                 – 1 inch piece minced
  6. GreenChilly                        – 3 slit
  7. Tomato                                – 1 big or 2 small(cut into big chunks)
  8. Curry leaves                        – a few
  9. Coriander leaves                – few to garnish
  10. Mint lvs                               – few (optional) to garnish
  11. Chilly powder                    – 1.5 tbspn
  12. Kashmiri chilly powder   – 1.5 tbspn
  13. Turmeric powder              –  1/2 tbspn
  14. Vinegar                               – 2 tsp
  15. Coconut oil                        – as needed
  16. Water                                 – 1 cup


  • Heat a clay pot(preferably) or a nonstick pan. Add  coconut oil, curry leaves, garlic, ginger, green chilly, onion, salt all one by one and saute well.
  • To the sauted veggies, add the chilly powders one by one and the turmeric powder and saute till the raw smell goes away.(This step is very important for a flavorful curry)
  • Now add in tomatoes and cook till it gets mushy.Keep stirring in between to avoid ending up with a burnt flavored curry.
  • Add the washed and cleaned chicken cuts , stir well , add water , close with a lid and cook until the chicken is done.
  • Stir in the vinegar and switch of the flame. Add 2 tsp of raw coconut oil over the curry and garnish with the coriander and mint leaves.

Enjoy your flavorful, Hot and Sour Chicken.


Niznaz Notes:

  • Wait for a minimum of fifteen minutes before serving the curry so that the flavors set in very well to the chicken curry.
  • You can marinate the chicken pieces with salt ,a tsp of chilly powder and juice of 1/2 lime for 2 hours before making the curry. This step is completely optional . I did not marinate my chicken.
  • In the final step instead of adding the raw coconut oil, you can also heat coconut oil and a tsp of chilly powder in a small tempering pan,and then pour over the curry. This step is also optional.
  • Garnishing with mint leaves gives a unique flavor. Add only if you love the flavor of  mint.
  • The curry tastes best the next day.




Happy Cooking.

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