Sunday, December 11, 2005

Kodi Kura -Simple Traditional Chicken Curry

Traditional chicken curry cooked here in most Andhra homes is very simple.Button onions (sambar onions or shallots) are generally used in cooking non-veg dishes which are better tasting than the normal onions and have a mild sweet flavour.You can use the normal onions too.

This chicken recipe is a basic chicken gravy curry.Simple,easy and tasty!

1/2 kg chicken ,cleaned and cut into medium sized pieces
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup button onions/sambar onions(peeled)
whole spices (3 elachi,2"dalchini,6 cloves,one star aniseed)
2 cups of water
chopped coriander leaves for garnish

For paste:
1 tbsp coriander seeds
5-6 dry red chillis
1 tsp saunf (fennel seeds)
2 elachi (green cardamom)
4 lavanga (cloves)
2" dalchini (cinnamon)

Grind the button onions coarsely.Remove and keep aside.
Dry roast dry red chillis,coriander seeds,elachi,dalchini,cloves,saunf and make a paste adding some water.
Heat 3 tbsps of oil in a skillet and add whole spices.Now add the coarsely ground onions and fry till brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and chicken and fry for 3-4 minutes.
Now add the ground paste and salt and mix well.
Cover and cook till oil seperates.
Now add 2 cups of water and cook till done.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with rice or rotis.


rums said...

will definitely try this out. wow! i have so many things to try out now.

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Your chicken curry looks yum. Visiting your blog for the first time. I dont know how I missed your blog. I linked your blog to mine.

sailu said...

Rums,you sure have quite a few recipes to try out....:)

Thanks for dropping by Priya.I have linked your blog to mine as well..:)

paz said...

Thanks for the recipe!


Rekha said...

hi sailu
tried your chicken curry recipe.Came out quite good but not like the photo posted.It was red in colour also slightly watery.Can the masala be ground with coconut.I used 6 kashmiri chillies.U think that was too much.Should i use less.

sailu said...

Hi Rekha,
I guess you added more water than necessary.Let the chicken cook till you get the desired curry consistency.Reduce the water content a bit if necessary.
I guess the variety of chillis you used must have given the curry its red color.
You can add coconut if you want,though I havent usesd it for the above curry.
If the spice level is fine with 6 chillis then its ok,I guess.