Karnataka Style Chicken Saaru Recipe by Archana’s Kitchen

Karnataka Style Chicken Saaru Recipe by Archana’s Kitchen


  • To begin making the Karnataka Style Chicken Saaru Recipe, we will first make the masala for the saaru. 

  • Heat a small skillet on medium-low flame, add the poppy seeds and dry roast them. 

  • Once the poppy seeds are roasted, add in the cloves, cinnamon and dry red chilli and roast them well. Turn off the flame and keep it aside.

  • Heat another pan on medium flame, add a tablespoon of oil, add ginger, garlic, onions and saute until the onions turn translucent.

  • Add grated coconut and saute well till they turn light brown. Turn off the flame.

  • In a mixer-jar, combine the dry roasted spices along with ginger-garlic-onion mixture, grind to a smooth paste along with some water. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. 

  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker over medium heat, add the chicken, turmeric powder,salt and red chilli powder. Roast the chicken in the pan for about 5 minutes until the chicken begins to get a roasted texture and is getting partially cooked. 

  • After 5 minutes of roasting the chicken, add the ground saaru masala (onion coconut & spices paste) and give it a stir. Check for salt and add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for about 3 to 4 whistles until the chicken is cooked and turn off the heat.

  • Allow the pressure to release naturally. Open the cooker and check for spices and salt and adjust accordingly.

  • Serve the Karnataka Style Chicken Saaru Recipe along with Ragi Mudde, Akki Roti or Jolada Rotti to enjoy it for your lunch.



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