Chicken Kurma

Chicken Kurma

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Chicken – 3/4  kg

2. Onion – 1.5 cup, sliced and halved

3. Whole spices – cloves – 7 – 8, cinnamon stick – 1 inch, cardamom – 4

4. Ginger – garlic paste – 1 tbsp

5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp

    Coriander powder – 1 tsp

6. Tomato – 1 large, chopped

7. Yoghurt – 1/4 cup

8. Cashews – 8 – 10, soaked in enough water for 10 – 15 minutes

    Thick coconut milk – 1/4 – 1/2 cup (Adding coconut milk is optional. It tastes really good even without it)

9. Green chilies – 4, slit

    Lemon juice – 1 tsp

10. Cilantro – 1 – 2 tbsp, to garnish

11. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp

12. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Wash and clean the chicken. Cut into medium pieces.

2. Grind the soaked cashews along with thick coconut milk (or in enough water) and set aside.

3. Heat oil in a heavy – bottomed pan at medium heat. Add sliced onion and saute until transparent. Add whole spices and saute until fragrant. Now add ginger-garlic paste and saute until their raw smell is gone.Add spice powders numbered 5. Saute until their raw smell is gone. Now add tomato pieces. Saute until the tomato pieces are cooked. Next add the chicken pieces along with 1/4 cup yoghurt. Add enough salt. Bring down the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until half-done. Now add the ground cashews in coconut milk. Cover and cook until fully done. Check for salt.  Add more water if required, it should have a medium consistency. Switch off. Add slit green chilies and lemon juice. Mix well. Garnish with chopped cilantro. This goes well with vegetable pulav, appam, chapatis etc.

Chicken Kurma

 

Recipe Courtesy – Neetha Vinu

 

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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