Paragon Style Alleppey Chicken Curry

This Alleppey Chicken Curry is a dish made with chicken simmered in coconut milk and Indian spices. The addition of crushed black peppercorns gives a wonderful aroma to the curry. This resembles the Alleppey Chicken Curry served at the famous Indian restaurant named Calicut Paragon.
Firstly, I’ll start this post by thanking my BFF Nimeena for sharing this recipe link with me (again 😉 ). Secondly, I thank the original owner of this recipe, Fabida who blogs at Shocks and Shoes. Thank a lot for sharing this recipe with all of us, it is fabulous! You guys should check out her blog, its really fun. She writes about just everything under the sun. There will be something interesting for all you in there. 🙂
Calicut Paragon Restaurant will not be new to most of you, especially the Indian readers. It is one of my favorite places to eat. They serve good quality food with consistent great taste every time. One of my favorite curry there is Alleppey Chicken curry. It’s amazing. This recipe is nearly, almost 90% there. I tried this curry from Nimeena’s house for the first time and I loved it. It goes well with Ghee rice, Chapathi or Paratha.
Hope you guys will give this recipe a try and I’m sure that you will love it.
Do check out my old post of Paragon Style Payyoli Chicken Fry if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s one of the most popular posts in the blog.
  • 500g chicken
  • 3 dried red chillies broken into halves
  • 2 medium sized onions chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp crushed ginger
  • 1 1/2 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 heaping tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp whose peppercorns crushed
  • 10 cashew nuts ground to a fine paste
  • 1/2 cup thin coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt to taste
  • In the original recipe, they have crushed a 1 inch piece cinnamon along with the peppercorns.
  • To make fresh coconut milk, take about 1 1/2-2 cups of coconut and pour 1/2 cup warm water in a blender. Blend well for few minutes. Then strain the coconut through a strainer and collect the extracted milk. This is the thick coconut milk. Then put back the previously extracted coconut into the blender along with half cup of warm water and blend again. Extract the milk, this will be the thin coconut milk.
  • If you are using coconut milk powder, then to make thin coconut milk, mix 1 1/2 tbsp coconut milk powder in 1/2 cup of warm water. To make thick coconut milk, mix 3 tbsp coconut milk powder in 1/2 cup of warm water.
  • With this recipe you will get a thick gravy. You can add more water if you want the gravy to be thin.
  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the dried red chillies for a second.
  2. Add the onions and cook till it turns soft and brown in color.
  3. Add in the ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Sauté till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Add in the spices along with the crushed peppercorns. Mix around for a minute.
  5. Add the chicken pieces into it and stir well to coat the spices onto the chicken. Cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour in the thin coconut milk and cook till the chicken is completely done. It may take 20 minutes.
  7. Open the lid and add in the cashew paste. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Pour the thick coconut milk and stir immediately. Take off the heat.
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21 thoughts on “Paragon Style Alleppey Chicken Curry

  1. I have tried it and I must say it is so so close to what I ate in one of the paragon restaurants. Everyone loved it a lot . Thank youuuuu

  2. One of hubby’s fave curry Sadia. Its a yumm one with ghee rice. I make the curry light though. Reduce cashews and milk.

    But even then its

    Thank you

    Would be nice if you could make an attempt at Yakhni Pulao of Gazebo. Hehehe. The best pulao I have ever eaten.

    1. Yeah, this curry would go so well with ghee rice. I will try Yakhni Pulao from gazebo the next time I visit Dubai. Recreating a gazebo special would be a little too difficult, hehehe. Love their food

  3. The dish turned out to almost as equally good as the original paragon curry …..tku so much for the yummy recipe

  4. This is a lovely recipe. Vey comforting and a good chicken curry to turn to when your tummy just wants a light masala free dish. Thank You !

  5. Dear Sadia,
    Thanks a lot for this recipe. Came out exactly like the one at Paragon. (I added the cinammon from the original recipe.)Keep posting new ones

  6. Hey I’m using ready made coconut milk. Should I be adding water for the thin milk ?

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