Chicken Liver Curry / Chicken Liver Masala Recipe

Chicken Liver curry/ Chicken Liver Masala is my recipe for the day. It is quite easy to prepare with simple ingredients. You will love the rich coat of flavourful Masala that transforms the otherwise boring Chicken Liver Roast to a hearty meal. This chicken Liver Curry is a delicious side dish for rice dishes or Rotis.

This is my second liver recipe in the recent months, and you must be wondering about my sudden fascination for Liver. As you all know, Liver is a rich source of iron and improves the haemoglobin levels in the blood. I have always suffered from low Iron absorption issues and recently my HB levels dropped low, resulting in fatigue. To make up, I was advised Iron tablets for a long term, but I am trying to improve my iron levels through iron rich diets along with some Vitamin C rich vegetables to aid higher absorption. Since, most women face these low iron issues, I created this healthy recipe to make Chicken Liver curry more appealing and flavourful.

There are certain misconceptions that liver is unhealthy as it contains too much toxins. It is true that Liver helps to detoxicate, but it does not store them. Apart from iron, Chicken Liver contains plenty of Vitamin A and other minerals, so incorporating them into your diet would be great. Green and leafy vegetables are another source of iron; check my Palak soup, Palak Paneer, Cheera Parippu thoran, Vazhakoombu cherupayar thoran etc. It is better to take Tomatoes or salads sprinkled with lime together with iron rich foods to help in absorption.

I have made the Chicken liver Masala recipe very simple to keep the liver moist and flavourful to your liking. Adjust the water measure if you prefer more gravy. You might also like my other Kerala non -veg recipes like Kanthari Chicken Peralan, Beef Kadachakka curry, Masala Chicken RoastMutton Liver Fry, Kerala Beef fry, Spicy Fish curry, Chicken roast, Pork pepper roast, Prawns roast, squid roast, Kakka Irachi, Pork curry, Beef Ularthiyathu etc.

For now, we will stick to this fantastic recipe of Chicken liver Curry, the rest of the calories can wait till weekend, right? I assure you, you will not be disappointed; this chicken liver curry is for keeps! Enjoy!


Chicken Liver: 500 gms
Onion: 2 (medium)
Ginger: small piece
Garlic: 8 -10 cloves
Green chilli: 1
Turmeric Powder: ½ tsp + ½ tsp
Pepper Powder: ½ tsp
Kashmiri Chilli powder: 1 ½ tsp
Garam Masala Powder: ¾ tsp
Cumin/ Jeera powder: 2 pinch
Coconut oil: 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves: 2 sprigs
Tomato: 1 no.
Ghee: 1 tsp – 2 tsp


Clean the chicken liver, drain and marinate with half tsp. Turmeric powder. Keep aside. Grind the Onion, garlic, ginger, green chili, Kashmiri chilli powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, Jeera/ Cumin Powder and Garam Masala powder. Heat a pan and pour coconut oil. Add curry leaves first followed by the ground Onion mix. Fry on high flame stirring all along for few minutes till the pungent smell leaves. Reduce the flame and add cubed tomatoes and ghee and fry for few minutes.

Chicken Liver Curry / Chicken Liver Masala Recipe Chicken Liver Curry / Chicken Liver Masala Recipe

Tomatoes need not be mashed. Then, add the marinated liver and combine well. Add ½ cup water and cook covered on low flame, stirring occasionally.

Chicken Liver Curry / Chicken Liver Masala Recipe Chicken Liver Curry / Chicken Liver Masala Recipe

When almost cooked, keep on low flame, add salt, more pepper powder if required and mix well. Cover and cook again for two more minutes. The gravy should coat the liver pieces nicely. Enjoy the rich and flavorful Chicken Liver Masala!!


  • Always make sure to get fresh Chicken liver; clean all connective tissues and remove green parts if any and wash in Turmeric solution.
  • Do not cut chicken liver into pieces. It can be cooked whole.
  • You can add Gizzards and hearts along with Chicken Liver.
  • Adjust the Pepper/ spices according to your spice tolerance level.
  • Ghee should be added once the masala is fried as it provides great flavours to the dish.
  • Check the link: How to make Garam Masala for best results.
  • Do not overcook the liver or it will be hard and rubberish.
  • Add salt only when the liver is almost cooked. It helps to keep the liver moist and flavourful.
  • You can adjust the gravy by adding more water if required.


Please try this Chicken Liver fry, and don’t forget to let me know if you like it through comments. Please share with your friends using the buttons on the side- that would really encourage me. God Bless!!

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