Easy Chicken Kurma

Tasty tamilian chicken kurma

Recipe by Preethi Stephenson of Chennai, IN

This kurma saves lot of time and tastes great as all the ingredients are added whole, fried and then ground.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 500 g Chicken
    • 3 Onions, finely chopped
    • 2 Tomatoes
    • 2 Green chillies, finely chopped
    • 1 Star Anise
    • a few Kalpasi ( dried bark)
    • ½ tbsp Saunf
    • ¼ cup Coconut, grated 
    • 10 Whole red chillies
    • 3 tbsp Coriander seeds 
    • ¼ tbsp Turmeric
    • 2tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
    • Curry leaves – a handful
    • Coriander leaves – a handful, finely chopped
    • ¼ tbsp Cumin seeds 
    • ½ tbsp Garam masala
    • ¼ tbsp Pepper 
    • 1 tbsp Ghee
    • Salt to taste
    • Oil as required


    1. Clean the chicken and cut them into pieces
    2. Grind coconut, a little coriander leaves and saunf to a smooth paste and keep aside.
    3. Heat oil and fry cumin, sta ranise, kalpasi ( the blackish shavings with a nice smell), coriander seeds, red chillies, for a minute 4. Add onions and fry till brown, add tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, green chillies and salt and cook till oil separates from the masala.
    4. Cool and coarsely grind the mixture and keep aside.
    5. Heat little oil once again and add the raw chicken pieces and fry till they turn white and add the ground mixture and fry till the chicken pieces are almost cooked.
    6. Add the ground coconut mixture and chopped curry leaves and coriander and let it simmer for a few minutes
    7. Finally add the pepper powder, garam masala and a teaspoon of ghee for added flavor, cook for a minute and serve hot.


    Shweta Ballal

    According to my friends- to whom I cooked this chicken kurma for during the last weekend- the end product tasted really good. Based on their reaction, I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for the creator of this recipe.A big thank you.