Spicy Chicken Kolhapuri Recipe

This Authentic Kolhapuri chicken recipe is a flavorful and spicy Indian chicken curry from the Maharashtra region. It is a must-try for all those who love Indian chicken dishes.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • Large skillet or kadai
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 kg chicken cut into pieces
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes pureed
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp Kolhapuri masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Water as needed


  • Heat oil in a skillet and add cumin seeds.
  • Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  • Add turmeric powder and Kolhapuri masala, mix well.
  • Add chicken pieces and cook on high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the tomato puree and salt, mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 30 minutes until the chicken is tender.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves before serving.


Nutrition - Amount Per Serving 

Calories 300
Protein 25g
Carbohydrates 5g
Fat 15g
Fiber 2g
Keyword Chicken Kolhapuri



High protein content for muscle growth

Low in carbohydrates for a balanced diet.


Serving Tips:

Serve hot with steamed rice or Indian bread like roti or naan.


Tips and Tricks of Recipe:

Adjust spice levels according to your preference.

For a richer taste, add a tablespoon of ghee before serving.


Variations of Recipe:

You can add dry coconut powder for a nutty flavor.

Experiment with different types of Indian masalas for a unique taste.


5 FAQs & Answers Based on People Also Search For:

How spicy is Chicken Kolhapuri?

Chicken Kolhapuri is a spicy Indian chicken curry with a rich flavor.

Can I use store-bought Kolhapuri masala?

Yes, you can use store-bought masala or make your own at home.

What makes Kolhapuri chicken authentic?

The blend of Kolhapuri masala and traditional cooking methods make it authentic.

Can I use boneless chicken for this recipe?

Yes, you can use boneless chicken, but bone-in chicken adds more flavor.

How do I store leftover Chicken Kolhapuri?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.



This Spicy Chicken Kolhapuri recipe is a must-try for all Indian food lovers. Its authentic taste and rich flavors make it a perfect choice for a delicious meal. Enjoy this Maharashtra-style chicken dish with your family and friends.