1 Nov 2014

Chicken Kurma

Chicken kurma is one of the most delicious curry's around and it goes well with idli, dosa, roti or even rice. It's a wonderful aromatic and flavorful curry that I love to make often. There are different ways to make this curry and this is how we make it and it's super yum! We had it with roti for dinner and it was a satisfying meal!

Chicken Kurma

  • Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Onion - 2 medium, chopped
  • Tomato - 2 medium, chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt - to taste
To Grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Cashew - 3
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds - 2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 1 or 2
To Temper
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 
  • Clove - 5
  • Green Cardamon - 2
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Star anise - 1
  • Bay leaf - 1

Chicken Kurma

1. Add little water and grind the coconut, cashew, poppy seeds and fennel seeds to a paste. Set aside. Wash and clean the chicken and set aside.

2. In a pan of pressure cooker, add oil. Add the ingredients listed under 'to temper'.
3. Once the cumin seeds splutter and a nice aroma arises, add the onions and curry leaves and saute until it turns translucent.

4, Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for 2-3 minutes until the raw smell leaves.
5. Now add the tomatoes and cook in medium flame until the tomatoes are well cooked and mushy.

6. Now add the masalas, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Add 1/4 cup water and mix well. Let this cook for a few minutes.
7. Add the chicken pieces and mix in. Then add the ground coconut paste and mix well. Add required salt.

8. Add 2 cups of water and mix well. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles. If cooking in a pan, close the lid and cook for about 10 minutes until the chicken is well cooked.

9. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and add chopped coriander leaves.

Goes well with idli, dosa, roti or even rice.

Chicken Kurma

1. I added only 1 green chilli, you can add more if you prefer.
2. Wash the chicken, add a pinch of turmeric, coat well and set aside till your ready to use it.

Until next time,
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  1. looks so tempting.. love it with parotta :)

  2. Yummy Chicken Kurma..... Perfect for the weekend!

  3. delicious chicken kurma..looks yummy

  4. With all those ingredients inside, indeed, truly tempting and mouthwatering.

  5. Yummy kurma gravy looks delicious.

  6. Thank you Beulah:))Was wondering how this wonderful dish would taste if I were to substitute half a kg of the chicken with half a kg of English vegetables.....

    1. You can use this base for any kurma, it will be delicious! Do try out and let me know :)
      Alternately, I do have a vegetable kurma recipe posted here, that is also super yum, check that out too, if interested - Mixed Vegetable Kurma

  7. Superb!Will do what you said.Thank you.


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