October 11, 2012

Chicken Kurma / Kozhi Vellai Kurma

Hi friends ,

Today I come with a chicken recipe .This is one of the wonderful recipe I learnt from my mom.I am a big fan of this kurma from my childhood.Whenever my mom plan to do briyani for lunch she will prepare this kurma in large quantity for breakfast .We have it with soft idlis.Believe me this a delicious side for hot idlis.A person who normally has 4-5 will have nearly double the quantity with this yummy side .And we will have the rest of the  kurma with  briyani  for lunch.This is a good accomplishment with Briyani.Generally my mom prepares this kurma with mutton.But I don’t find soft mutton in my place so I used chicken.It tasted fabulous and my hubby loved it. Hope you too will love…Have a try and let me know your views…


Chicken Kurma 




Chicken – 1/2 kg

Onion – 1/2 chopped finely

Garlic cloves – 4 sliced

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Lemon – half fruit

Coriander leaves / Cilantro – 3 tsp chopped

Salt to taste


For Grinding


Coconut – 1/2  ( grated or chopped)

Green chillies – 4  (Add as per your spice level)

Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1/2 tsp

Cashew nuts – 7


For Tempering


Oil – 2 tbspn

Cinnamon / Pattai – 3 small pieces

Cardamom / Elachi – 1

Star anise  / Annasi poo – 1

Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1/2 tsp

Bay leaves / Briyani ilai – 2




Wash the chicken several times with lots of water.Heat a kadai with 1 tsp oil and add the chicken and fry till colour changes that is for 3-4 mins.



Add 1 cup water and little salt and cook till the meat turns tender.And Keep it aside.



Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai and fry the greenchilles for a min.Take a mixer and add all the ingredients under grinding with the fried chilli and ground to a fine paste using enough water.



Heat oil in a kadai and add the ingredients under tempering and fry for a min.Take care not to burn them.



Add the onions and garlic and fry for 2 more mins.



Now add the cooked chicken and grounded masala with enough water  and mix well.



Add required salt(remember we have added salt while cooking the chicken)  and coriander powder mix well.Allow it to boil for 10 mins and simmer it for 2 more mins and switch off.



Now squeeze the half lemon and add chopped cilantro and give a mix .

Serve this Kurma with hot Idlis or with Chicken Briyani.

Chicken Kurma

Click here for the Chicken Briyani Recipe


Notes :

For a nice aroma you can add some chopped mint leaves , some chopped cilantro and curry leaves while tempering. This will give a wonderful flavour to the kurma.



Shobha said...

I love this with appams..I make it the same way too..

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow...drooooooling recipe ..
Tasty Appetite

Unknown said...

oh wow....yummy yummy...

divyagcp said...

Rich and delicious kurma.. Have to try this sometime.

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divya said...

looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

Unknown said...

delicious kurma.. tempting me :)

Menaga Sathia said...

what a lovely recipe...love it a lot!!

Beena said...

yummy kurma

Reva said...

Looks good... Now u r making me really hungry..

Asiya Omar said...

Thanks for linking this delicious chicken kurma,briyani recipe to my event..

vrinda said...

Thanx for stopping by my blog..kurma looks delish,gr8 with appam...

Priya Suresh said...

Mouthwatering here, super irresistible vellai kurma, have to make some soon.

Unknown said...

inviting preparation dear

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Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

the chicken kurma looks so tempting and flavorful:)

Unknown said...

excellent chicken kurma...

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Unknown said...

very delicious kurma...

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Faseela said...

awesome n delicious korma...

Anonymous said...

Any idea how this will taste with soya chunks instead of chicken?

Unknown said...

Hi Anonymous ,
Nice and healthy replacement for vegetarians . Soya chunks tend to adopt the flavours we cook with them . Yet I never tried it . Have a try and share your views . Thanks.

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Anonymous said...

Hi, I wanted to scale down the recipe to 250 gms chicken. Would halving all the ingredients work? Can u please help me with scaling it down? Thanks.

Unknown said...

You can make this curry without dropping any of the ingredients for 250 gms of chicken. Just minimise the amount of coconut, that's enough.

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