Chicken Kurma | Chicken Curry for Chappathi | South Indian Chicken kurma


South Indian Chicken Kurma
South Indian Chicken Kurma
My kind of lunch/ dinner is a lovely chicken kurma paired with rice/ chappathi. This curry never fails to impress anyone, simple, delicious and just perfect in all aspects. Mild yet flavourful is how I would tag this curry. Don't we all look for such delicious recipes? I didn't have to search a lot for this curry as it has been a staple in our home. Although Amma's version is ultimate I still have found an easier route to this curry with my own variations. I usually use tender chicken thigh pieces to make this curry instead of whole chicken pieces. The simple reason being chicken thigh are more tender and easy to eat whereas the whole chicken would have pieces that are hard too. You can even use chicken with skin if that's what you love. To avoid fat I usually skin chicken with skin. 


Chappathi Chicken Curry
Chappathi Chicken Curry

CHICKEN KURMA RECIPE | CHICKEN CURRY SOUTH INDIAN STYLE

Recipe Source - Own
Serves - 5-6 generously
Prep time - 10 mins 
Cook time - 20 mins
Serving suggestion - white rice/ pulao/ chappati/ appam/ poori/ idiyappam/ idly/ dosa

Ingredients

To Grind

Batch 1 

Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1 no
Cinnamon stick - 1" piece
Cardamom - 4 nos
Cloves - 4 nos

Batch 2

Green chillis - 4 nos
Garlic - 4 nos (fat)
Ginger - 1 " inch piece

Batch 3

Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup 
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp

Other Ingredients

Oil - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring (8-10 leaves)
Onion - 2 large finely chopped
Tomato - 2 large puréed
Red chilli powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 4 tsp
Cumin/ Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Coriander & mint leaves - to garnish

To marinate chicken

Chicken - 1 kg (thigh) 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp

Method

1. In a wide vessel add in the washed and drained chicken pieces add in the turmeric powder and salt. Marinate and set aside covered to be used later.
2. Grind the ingredients mentioned in batch 1 - whole spices. In a wide pan heat oil. Add the ground powder and let it sizzle for 30 seconds. Add the curry leaves and let it splutter.
3. Add the chopped onions and sauté for 2 minutes until they caramelise and the raw smell disappears.
4. Grind the ingredients mentioned in batch 2 - ginger garlic and green chili. Add this to the sauted onions. Cook until the raw smell disappears.
5. Add the pureed tomato and cook for 3 minutes until raw smell disappears. Add the spices powders - red chilli, coriander, cumin except the garam masala. Give it a good mix and meanwhile grind the coconut paste mentioned in ingredients to grind batch 3 with help of some water.
6. Add the coconut paste to the cooked masala. Add 1 and 1/2 cup water and bring it to a boil. 
7. Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook in high flame for 7 minutes and reduce flame cook in medium for 6-7 minutes covered.
8. Check for salt and spices.
9. You will find the oil separating from the curry. Add the garam masala and mix well.
10. Garnish with pudina/ mint leaves and coriander. Cover for 10 minutes for flavours to mingle.

Serve hot with rice/ chappathi. 

Chicken Kurma Recipe
Chicken Kurma Recipe
Cooks Wisdom

Tip 1

1. Marinating chicken with turmeric and salt helps reduce the smell of chicken as well as tenderises the chicken well.

Tip 2

2. The green chilli paste give amazing flavour to this curry. Also addition of mint and coriander leaves add to the aroma and taste. Do not skip using them.

Tip 3

3. This curry is mild yet flavourful. You can go ahead and adjust the spices to suit your taste and preference.

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MADURAI CHICKEN ROAST
NETHILI FISH FRY

CHICKEN LOLLIPOP
CHETTINAD CHICKEN MASALA
BOILED EGG CURRY
CHICKEN GHEE ROAST
FRIED CHICKEN CURRY
MUTTON PEPPER FRY

8 comments:

  1. SUPER TEMPTING CHICKEN CURRY

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  2. Curry looks delicious

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  3. always a tasty option...

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  4. Wow looks super,wen I prepare will let u know.

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  5. Mouthwatering here;) header Luks too gud dear...

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  6. Delectable chicken curry. Love the gravy color as well as the clicks:)

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  7. Irresistible chicken curry Priya sis. Tempting gravy....:)

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  8. Love to dip my roti in this kurma and have happily, soo tempting dish.

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