29 CHICKEN KURMA

Chicken Kurma. Goes well with chapathis/paratha/pooris and as well as chicken biryani or ghee rice.


This is one of the version of making chicken kurma by my mom. Some of the spices are lightly roasted and ground to a paste with other ingredients.


Chicken - 2 lbs Cleaned and cut into medium pieces
Onion - 1 large chopped fine
Tomato - 2 small chopped fine
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 4 or 5 flakes
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala or chicken masala powder - 3/4 tbsp
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
Poppy seeds - 3/4 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Clove - 6
Cinnamon - 2 1 inch pieces
Cardamom - 2
Coriander leaves - few sprigs
Curry leaves - few if available
Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt as needed


Dry roast fennel seeds, 4 clove, 1 piece of cinnamon, half of cumin seeds and poppy seeds in a medium flame. Remove before they turn dark.
Grind these along with coconut and few coriander leaves to a fine paste. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a frying pan and add the remaining cumin seeds, clove, cinnamon, cardamom and curry leaves.Waitor few seconds and add chopped onions. Fry till onions turn light brown. Next add ginger garlic paste ( or ginger and garlic chopped very fine or grated- I chopped them into very fine bits). Fry till raw smell leaves for about a minute and next add chopped tomatoes. Mash and cook till they are pulpy and water has drained. Then add chicken pieces and reduce flame and cook for another 15 minutes stirring now and then ( till chicken is almost 3/4 th cooked). Next add all the powders and mix well. Then add the ground masala and cook everything together in medium flame for another 10 -12 minutes. Remove and garnsih with remaining chopped coriander leaves.




29 comments/Reactions:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

looks very creamy & thick....

Nandini said...

Very creamy and tempting kurma! Looks ready for my rotis:D

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks lovely... I loves roasted masala in curries. Never tried in chicken though....

Pavithra said...

Looks so yummy padma.. i think i can adopt this for mushroom.

Padma said...

Thanks Sailaja, Nandini, Somoo and Pavithra :)
You are welcome Nandini...
Somoo- my hubby loves this kind of kurma for its flavor which is very good....
Pavithra - me too will vote for mushroom for this kurma :)

prasu said...

Padma chicken kurma is looking very rich and cramy...........

Avisha said...

The color of the Chicken Korma looks lovely The coconut and fennel must definately be giving it a great flavor. I pretty much a similar recipe and sometimes I substitute the chicken with mutton or paneer.

Tina said...

Looks so creamy and yummyy....

Sushma Mallya said...

Gravy is so rich and delicious...loved it..will surely try this kurma

Sanghi said...

Wow.. looks so rich, creamy.. Will try sometime dear..!

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

looks creamy and yummy..

Priya said...

Delicious chicken kurma, looks very fabulous Padma..

Babli said...

Very delicious. Oh! I feel like having chicken kurma now itself with paratha. Lovely presentation with yummy picture.

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Looks yummy...very tempting pics...just wanna grab tht plate!am just drooling

Valarmathi said...

Wow Padma, chicken kurma looks so yummy and tempting.

Vrinda said...

I never tried chicken kuruma,sounds tasty...

lissie said...

thats a yummy kurma, Padma! love to have it with porotta... :)
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Abhilash said...

Nice to read that this dish goes well with chapattis... I am going to celebrate with this recipe...

But the doctor has advised me to avoid non veg items permanently. :(

What does doctor know about eating... We can eat once in a month... how will doctor know... isn't it?

The pics looks good and good creamy gravy... I can imaging how it will taste with chapatis.

Gita said...

Nice rich and creamy kurma Padma...looks very tasty :)

Varsha Vipins said...

yummm..I love that gravy..my fav restaurant used to have this dish with green peas in it..sigh..miss all those..:(

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Divya Vikram said...

Chicken kurma looks delish!! Would love to have some with parottas.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Nice rich kurma ...roasting the ingredient will increase the taste....

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Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Padmaaaaaaaa....i love to have it right now...in my fav restaurant they make a similar thing with mushrooms.. :)i really love this n planning to make something with mushrooms today itself.. :)

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Sailaja Damodaran said...

Congrats.....

SriLekha said...

looks delicious!

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