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 – Ingredients
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
Oil – 1 tbsp
Bayleaf – 1
Cinnamon – 1/4 inch piece
Cloves – 2
Cardamom – 1
Curry Leaves – a sprig
Garlic – 6 cloves
- 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..
- 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.
- 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.
- Let it boil, adjust salt at this stage.Let it boil for a good 10mins.
- Once oil separates and when chicken is nicely blended with the gravy, add coriander leaves and switch off.
Serve hot with rice / chapathi.
- 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.