Mangalorean Kori Rotti Recipe

Preparation Time
Difficulty Moderately easy
Occasion Dinner Party, Bonefire Party
Recipe Type Curry
Cuisine North East India

Kori Rotti is a Mangalorean speciality. Kori means chicken, and rottis, in this case, are not the traditional chapattis or rotis. They are a special kind of bread, which are made of rice paste and then dried, so quite hard and crispy and are made into sheets that are then broken into pieces. These rottis, when soaked by the chicken curry, absorb it and turn quite soft. A real taste and texture sensation!


Ingredient Quantity Calories Fat Cholestrol
Coconut 300 gram 5.25 0.5
Hot Water 2 cup
Chicken 1000 gram 1.65 0.04 0.01
Onion 1
Red Chili 20 nos 144 1.4
Coriander Seeds 2 tablespoon 72 4.32
Cumin Seed 1 teaspoon 7.6 0.42
Peppercorn 10 gram 15
Ghee 2 teaspoon 165.4 17.92 4.66
Turmeric Powder 1.4 teaspoon 4
Garlic 10 nos 625.8 2.1
Butter 1 tablespoon 238.33 26.96 0.7
Lemon Juice 2 tablespoon
1279.03 53.66 5.37

Preparation Method

  1. 1 Grate 1½ coconuts and grind finely with 2 cups hot water. Squeeze out thick coconut milk and keep aside. Add 3 cups of hot water to the residue and take out thin milk.
  2. 2 Roast ½ grated coconut till light brown. Fry ingredients from 4 to 8 in a little ghee. Fry the ½ chopped onion till light brown in ghee. Grind all these together with turmeric powder and garlic flakes with a little of the thin coconut milk till very fine.
  3. 3 Remove the masala, wash the stone with 2 to 3 cups of water and mix it with the masala, remaining thin coconut milk, cleaned and cut chicken. 1 chopped onion, 1 tbsp. Butter, salt to taste and boil in a cooker for 5 minutes under pressure. Remove and add thick coconut milk, lemon juice and bring to a boil, then simmer for a few minutes.
  4. 4 Keep 2 tsp. Ghee in a flat vessel on the fire. Add chopped onion and fry till brown. Add garam masala powder (lavang, elaichi, and dalchini) and pour the curry over the seasoning, cover and remove from fire. Serve with Roti, Idli, Neer Dosa, apam or Dosa Rice.
  5. 5 Usually served with Roti – a crisp rice flakes preparation which could be bought in any Mangalore store, in any big city of India or abroad. Roti is a traditional dish of the Bunts served at every wedding and party. It should be soaked in curry and eaten.