27 March 2013


This is my grandmother's version of chicken kurma...After my engagement,I roughly had one month time to enjoy at home... I just enjoyed that one month with full joy care and attention, so no work at all... Even if mom tells me to do something dad tells no you have fun... So all the time I will be sitting in the kitchen and having a nice chat with mom, grandma and aunties...
As I was totally nil in cooking, thought of taking some notes of recipes... But my mom never cooks in measurements she just adds approximately so I just note down the ingredients... This is one such recipe from my hand written cook book... The ingredients in this chicken kurma are fully ground masala with mild spices and a quick tasty version of chicken kurma. My mom always uses ammikallu, to grind masala for non veg and she tells it has a unique flavor and taste...But you should have lots of strength to grind masala in ammikallu. So just give a try and u will never regret.


Chicken - 1/4 kg(with bones)
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbs

To Temper:
Oil - 1 tbs
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - small inch
Bay leaf - 1

To Grind(1):
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Green chilly - 8
Coriander powder - 2 tbs

To Grind(2):
Coconut - 2 tbs
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/3 tsp


Take a kadai pour in oil add green chilly and saute for a min or till its roasted,then grind the ingredients under "To grind(1)" to a smooth paste. and set aside.

Then grind the ingredients under "To Grind(2)" to a smooth paste and set aside.

Take a pressure cooker or a broad deep frying pan pour in oil and add the ingredients under "To Temper".And saute will you get nice aroma from the spices.Then add in chopped onion and tomato.

Then add in ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves out,then pour in the ground masala(1) and saute well.

Add in salt and turmeric powder and saute well.Then add the cleaned chicken and saute well for 5 mins or till the chicken turns light pale.

Pour in 1/3 cup of water,allow it to boil and pressure cook for up to 2 whistle.Once the pressure is done boil for 2 mins and pour in ground coconut masala(2).And boil for 2 mins and switch off and finally garnish with curry leaves or coriander leaves.


Roasting the green chilly's gives nice aroma to the curry.So do not skip it.

If you don't have a mixer like bachelor you can replace green chilly with 1&1/2 tsp of chilly paste  and coriander powder.

Then You can substitute coconut paste to 1/2 cup of coconut milk.

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