Malvani Chicken Curry and Kombdi vade / Malvani Vade

Serving  for -2 Ingredients Chicken - 500gm 1/2 onion - finely chopped pinch of asafoetida 4 tsp oil salt to taste ...

Serving  for -2


Chicken - 500gm
1/2 onion - finely chopped
pinch of asafoetida
4 tsp oil
salt to taste
Cilantro for garnishing

To make coconut - onion paste

Fresh grated coconut (I used frozen coconut)
1 onion - sliced
3-4 cloves of garlic
1 inch ginger piece
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Dry roast grated coconut little bit. Grind all above ingredients to make smooth paste by adding little water.

To make Malvani Masala

2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
5 red chilies (depends on how much spicy you want)
1/2 tsp black pepper
3-4 cloves
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 black cardamom
3-4 green cardamom
1 star anise
1 mace / javetri
1 small piece of stone flower / dagadphool

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and roast all above ingredients separately. Grind all roasted ingredients to make fine masala powder. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder and 1/2 tsp paprika to it. Mix well and malvani masala is ready.

For Marination

Malvani Masala
1 tsp lemon juice

Add above ingredients to chicken pieces and mix well. Let chicken marinate for 30-40 minutes in a refrigerator.

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and saute till it becomes translucent. Add pinch of asafoetida. 
  • Now, add marinated chicken and salt to taste. Cover the pan and let it cook for 6-8 minutes. Keep stirring in between. Now add coconut-onion paste and mix well. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Then add 2 cups of hot water. When curry comes to boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer on low heat for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with Malvani vade, chapati or plain rice.
Malvani Vade / Kombdi Vade


1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup urad dal - Wash and soak dal in a water overnight
1/4 cup besan / gram flour
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder (optional)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp carom seeds (optional)
salt to taste
oil for frying

  • Grind soaked urad dal to make a smooth paste by adding very little water.
  • Take rice flour and besan in a mixing bowl. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, carom seeds and salt to taste. Heat  2 tsp oil in a pan and add in to mixture. Mix well and remove all lumps.  Now, add ground urad dal to it and start kneading the dough. Dough should be pretty stiff. Apply few drops of oil and let the dough rest for half hour.
  • Take a medium sized ball and press it evenly by fingers. Use few drops of oil and spread it in a circular shape. Deep fry them and serve hot with Malvani Chicken Curry.


Spicy Recipes 5866226003359601274

Post a Comment

  1. Poonam, the chicken looks yummy but the star is in my opinion the Kombdi Vade....its been ages since I have had any kind of home made puris/parathas and I am salivating over your awesome dinner....

  2. Awesome Recipe..Bookmarked..


  3. The combo looks so very Yummm!!!

  4. very inviting and spicy curry !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Dish For Loved Ones

  5. Thanks for visiting my site, Poonam:) There's just something about malvani recipes that draws me close to them. And This preparation has to go into my personal Chicken cookbook!

  6. yummy preperation poonam..............chicken curry luks fabulous

  7. The Kombi Vadi looks too good dear, new to me..

  8. wonderful and yummy recipe .....

  9. Awesome recipe.Yummy Chicken gravy with Vade Dear.

  10. Very inviting and delicious!!

  11. Poonam this dish looks delicious:)

  12. Hi Poonam,
    You have made my mouth water so much by the excellent way you have presented this recipe (my favourite chicken dish too) that whenever we meet you must prepare your delicious Malvani Chicken Curry and Kombdi Vade for me to relish.
    Keep Cooking and Blogging
    Happy Eating

  13. Thanks all for such a lovely words!!

  14. Thanks for this lovely regional specialty. I have never tried the vade curry combo and it looks and sounds fab. Very nice pics too.

  15. I made this today for lunch and was much liked by my family. Liked your food blog too...will explore more recipes. Do visit my food blog too at -



Stay Connected!

social media

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel!