Friday, July 4, 2014

Chicken Korma | சிக்கன் குருமா | Chicken Kurma

Chicken Kurma is a flavorful accompaniment with a great blend of Indian herbs and spices. This delightful kurma pairs well with Chappathi, Aapam, Idiyappam, Naan and Parotta varieties.  

Ingredients :-
 Chicken    500 grams 
 Onion  2 
 Curd   ½ cup
 Ginger garlic paste   1 tsp 
 Coriander Powder    1 tbsp
 Pepper Powder    2 tsp 
 Turmeric Powder Pinch  
 Bay leaf     1  
 Cinnamon   1" piece 
 Cloves    4  
 Cumin    1 tsp
 Curry leaves    few
 Mint leaves    few 
 Coriander leaves     few 
 Oil  1 tbsp 
 Salt  to taste

To Grind :-
 Grated Coconut   1 cup 
 Cashews (optional)   1 tsp 
 Poppy seeds   1 tsp 
 Fennel   1 tsp 

 Method :-
1). Clean, cut and wash the chicken into medium size pieces. Grind the items listed under "to grind" with little water. Keep it aside.  
2). Heat oil in a pan, add bayleaf, cinnamon, cloves, and cumin. Saute until fragrant and aromatic. Then add chopped onions, curry leaves and ginger garlic paste. Saute till the onions turns translucent and add turmeric powder,  mix well.

3). Once the onions are sauteed, stir-in the grounded paste slowly and combine well.
4). Add yogurt, coriander powder and mix everything together. Then add the chicken pieces along with a cup of water and bring it to boil.

 5). Season with salt to taste and let it cook. Cover and cook the chicken for 12 to 15 minutes or until the chicken is tender. 

6). Finally, add the pepper powder and stir in well for the final 5 minutes of cooking. Check the salt and spices, continue simmering gently over a low heat until the gravy has thickened a bit. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander & mint leaves.
Simple South Indian chicken kurma is ready! Serve this kurma with Jeera Rice or Chapathi
Notes :-
# Adding fresh cream before serving gives a wonderful buttery taste.  
# Timing mentioned for cooking the chicken totally depends on the quality of the chicken, so adjust accordingly.

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