Friday, August 13, 2010

Chicken Kurma




Chicken Kurma, the mildly  spiced creamy chicken is a sure hit in every home. Different regions prepare different versions of Korma and my favorite is the Andhra version of Kurma . In Kerala we add coconut milk to our kurma. I will post that version later. This chicken korma is inspired from the Mugalai style . It is flavorful rich and creamy with nut paste,cream, and ghee. Korma goes well with  bread, chappatis and rice palif. This curry is quite rich and flavorful, but you can also reduce the amount of cream to make it healthy.
 
Ingredients
Chicken - 1  1/2 lb
Onions finely chopped - 3 medium
Ginger- 1 inch piece
Garlic - 5 cloves
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Crushed red chilly- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Green Chilly-4-5
Yogurt- 1/2 cup
Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
Cream or low fat milk- 1/2 cup
Chick pea flour or all purpose flour - 1 tsp (optional)
Cashew nuts- 10-15
Almond- 5-6
Ghee /butter- 1 tbs
Oil -2 tbs
Saffron - pinch
Rose water- 1 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped- 2 tsp

Whole garam masala- cinnamon stick 1, 5 cloves,Black pepper-a few
 5 green cardamon, black cardom-2,bay leaf-1,carom seeds- a pinch star aniseed- 1, javitri- 1 .









Clean and cut chicken into small pieces. Whisk together yogurt,one tsp of salt, a pinch of turmeric and chickpea flour till well blended and marinate the chicken pieces with this paste for one hour.

Soak almonds and cashew nuts in warm water for half an hour and make a fine paste.

Chop onions ginger and garlic. Heat one tsp of oil in a pan and saute everything till the onions become translucent and the raw flavor of ginger and garlic disappears. When it cools down make it into a fine paste.


In a heavy bottom pan heat ghee and oil ( or you can add ghee alone) and add whole garam masala and gently roast. Add onions paste and  green chilly and saute till oil separates.
Add the ground nut paste and coriander powder, garam masala powder and crushed red chilly. Cook for another 3-4 minutes and then add  the marinated chicken and saute for one or two minutes till the chicken pieces lose pink shade and turn white. Pour one cup of warm water and close the lid tightly and cook in medium. Stir occasionally. When the chicken is fully cooked add the cream and stir .Serve with naan, chapati or pulao/rice palif.





Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy

34 comments:

  1. Yet another scrumptious chicken from u ... looks gorgeous ..
    loved the cute tomato flower on top..

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  2. This is definitely a new recipe for chickem kuruma sujechi..Nalla adipoli aytund tou....

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  3. creamy kurma.. yummy gravy!

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  4. too tempting..loved the creamy look....

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  5. thtas very delicious kurma very nicely done what u said is true perfect with chapathi n bread.. beautiful flowers too

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  6. this kurma is to tempting,,,

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  7. Looks so creamy and thick, beautiful presentation.

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  8. Enjoyed browsing through ur recipes. You have nice and interesting posts. Glad to follow u.

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  9. i love kurma n can have it any day

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  10. Very creamy and yummy, great presentation too...

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  11. Rich and creamy gravy...looks delicious...

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  12. That was fantastic.... mouthwatering....

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  13. looks so creamy and good.. i think i will like it with appam, slurrrrppp :)

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  14. wow what a creamy n mouthwatering gravy ....very beautiful presentation too ...yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  15. Sounds delicious , lovely presentation

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  16. Delicious recipe ,lovely presentation

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  17. Lovely presentation dear. Chicken kuruma looks very creamy and inviting.

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  18. that looks very rich and creamy chicken curry..

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  19. nalla thick and creamy chicken curry.. delicious..

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  20. Chicken kurma looks really superb!! Love that creamy gravy..Ee recipe kollamallo, njan coconut arachu cherkkarundu kurmakku..I will definitely try your version sometime..

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  21. Loved the tomato flower there :-) Gravy looks fantastic, think creamy n yummy
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  22. So creamy and yummy!!! loved it..

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  23. Adipoli chicken kurma!Looks creamy and yummy!

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  24. adipoli...love the tomato rose too..:-)

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  25. Thanks all for stopping by and the sweet comments:)

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  26. suja adipoli looks yummy n nice presentation.

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  27. Thanks Jaisy..happy to see you back :)

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