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


  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

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Chicken Kurma Recipe

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