Sunday, May 18, 2014

Chicken Kurma Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes

Chicken Kurma Recipe
I love ammas chicken kurma very much as it pairs up well for idli, dosa, rice or chapathi or even for biryani. The kurma is mild spicy and this is one of the best kurmas I've tasted.As you all know I dont cook nonveg there were requests from readers mentioning to post atleast recipes cooked by amma and here is one :) We had our good amount of arguments while I clicked the stepwise, as I keep demanding her to keep it like the way I expected and she gave a stare which meant like whether you cook or leave me to cook....;) after which I kept silent and clicked the pics :)  But she is always happy when I click her recipes especially when she cooks and a happy me :)

We had chicken soup, rice,phulka and chicken kurma - a hearty lunch! Whats cooking for lunch this sunday?! Serve with rice for lunch and reserve the leftover kurma for dinner with roti / idli dosa like how we did.
Chicken Kurma Recipe 

Chicken Kurma Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2-3
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South South Indian

Chicken - 250 gms(cut into bite size pieces)
Big Onion - 1 copped roughly
Tomato - 1 chopped roughly
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves - to garnish
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

To grind to a paste:

Coconut - 1/4 cup heaped
Green Chilli - 1
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Cashews - 3

To temper:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Bayleaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Curry Leaves - a sprig
Garlic - 6 cloves

Method:

  1. Add a tsp of oil and first roast green chilli then add along with ingredients listed under 'to grind' add little water and grind to a slightly smooth paste,Set aside..
    How to make chicken kurma - Step1
  2. Clean chicken and rinse it well add turmeric powder and set aside.In a pressure cooker, heat oil add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter then add garlic,onion tomato,ginger garlic paste and saute well till raw smell leaves.How to make chicken kurma - Step2
  3. Now add chicken and saute till color and texture changes.Add required salt.Make sure to saute atleast for 5-7mins.Add 2 cups water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles in low medium flame.Once pressure releases open and make sure the chicken pieces are cooked to soft .Now add coconut paste.How to make chicken kurma - Step3
  4. Let it boil, adjust salt at this stage.Let it boil for a good 10mins.How to make chicken kurma - Step4
  5. Once oil separates and when chicken is nicely blended with the gravy, add coriander leaves and switch off.How to make chicken kurma - Step5
Serve hot with rice / chapathi.
Chicken Kurma Recipe

My Notes:

  • If you are not using pressure cooker then make it a pan and cook covered until chicken pieces cook to soft.
  • Boiling for mentioned time is very important for the kurma to get its perfect flavour.
  • Chicken will leave out oil so oi will be separating at the sides once its boiled well as you can see in the pics.
  • This kurma goes well with both rice and chapathi.
Chicken Kurma Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

25 comments:

  1. Hi Sharmilee, this kurma looks very tempting! BTW, your blog looks fantastic with many attractive recipes, luv your presentation with step-wise clicks!

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  2. Thank u sharmi for posting non veg recipe.. kurma looks delicious.. for every1 amma is always the best cook.. pls post more and more non veg recipes..bcos I had tried all ur non veg recipes, especially fish gravy from ur blog which I tried bcam a super hit in my family. So pls post non veg recipes too sharmi.. am waiting. Thank u.

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  3. Hai sharmi,ur receive seems rocking.can you tell me how to check the chicken when we cooking.

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    1. It will turn soft after its cooked...

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  4. Mouth watering clicks....goes well with all....

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  5. Hi sharmi, can you tell me how many ppl this recipe serves to? It says makes 8 tikkis. So bit confused

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    1. Oh that was a typo...have corrected it now :)

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  6. Hi i live in the UK. It's difficult to get coconut here. Could you give some tips on cooking it without coconut ?

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    1. May be you can try with readymade coconut milk but sure it will alter the taste....try and see

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  7. Thanks for your recipe...It came out well as we tried it today's dinner and all of us enjoyed it with full satisfaction...a different Kerala taste all together...the quantity was adequate for 3 and taste was awesome...regards

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  8. Thanks for this nice recipe. Your cooking made me to forgot hotel food completely. ;)

    Cooking is an art.

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  9. Hi Sharmi,

    Can I use desiccated coconut instead of fresh coconut in this recipe?

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    1. I have not used dessicated coconut in my cooking at all so not really sure...

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  10. Tried it today for dinner. It's come out so good! it's so simple that I am done making a chicken curry in less than 30 mins. Thanks Sharmi!

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  11. I made this kurma today. It turns out good. Unfortunately, I have to use dessicated coconut instead of fresh coconut. I am sure it will even better if I use fresh coconut. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Just made this wonderful kurma for lunch.. Must say it turned out so good, my hubby literally licked his fingers!! Thanks Sharmilee!

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  13. hi Sharmi , i have tried your egg recipes and it came out yummy.. want to try thise kurma if i want to make more qty 1 kg should i be doing 4 times the recipe ? how will it work for large quantities because it really messes up when we have to double the recipe like onion and tomatoes?..would appreciate your suggestions pls. thank you so much for coming up with such wonderful recipes.

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    1. Yes just increase the quantity 4 times...but onion tomato and spice powders adjust a bit according to flavour and spice level....Hope this helps!

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  14. Hi Sharmilee,
    Your recipe is simple and steps clear and the pictures just right. I made chicken items kurma for the first time today and the family was impressed. What more, I managed to keep my kids interested while they helped me make it.
    Thank you!
    Noel

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  15. hi sharmi. .tried this recipe today. .came out very well. .all ur recipes are wonderful..i hv tried many of them n they have never disappointed me. .i always receive praises. .thanks for ur efforts. .its really helpful..

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  16. Hi Sharmi, I ve tried many recipes of Urs.. And always it comes out well.. When it comes to chicken recipes I ve found the taste to be good, but I don't know why chicken is always harder.. Is it because I am over cooking it?? Mostly when I use the boneless I feel it's kinda rubbery...

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    1. Yes if it is overcooked will turn hard and rubbery

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  17. tried it today and came out very well. very tasty. thanks for the recipe.

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  18. Thank u sharmi.. For the recipe I made it today... It's was awesome big hit in my family.. My little one liked it a lot😀😀

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  19. Hey Sharmi. Thank you for this recipe. :)Your pictorial step by description is impressive!

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