Saturday, September 6, 2014

Kodi Kura (Andhra Style Chicken Curry)

Hmmm... looks delicious, isn't it? The newest chicken curry for the weekend.. I was amazed by the aroma of the spices when it was being cooked, and then I was totally mesmerized to see the wonderful, lovely coloured spicy curry... So go ahead and enjoy this Andhra style chicken curry.. !!


Chicken: 200 gm
Poppy seeds: 1 tsp.
Dried red chilli: 2
Fennel seeds: 1 tsp.
Cloves: 2
Cinnamon stick 1 inch
Black peppercorns: 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp.
Curry leaves: a few
Onion (chopped): 1
Ginger (chopped): 1 inch
Garlic (chopped): 3 cloves
Coriander powder: 1 tsp.
Salt: to taste
Cooking oil: 2 tsp.
Tomato puree: 5-6 tsp.

  1. Wash and dry the chicken. Sprinkle turmeric powder and set aside.
  2. Dry roast poppy seeds, dried red chillis, fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns and cumin seeds for 3-4 minutes on medium flame. Remove from heat and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add chopped onions after 30 seconds. Sauté till they become transparent.
  4. Add ginger and garlic. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the dried roasted spices and coriander powder. Add little salt and mix well. Let cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato puree and mix well. Let cook till the masala gets cooked and starts leaving oil on the sides.
  7. Add the chicken pieces and the remaining salt. Mix well, add about 1/2 cup of water and cover. Let cook for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove cover and serve hot. Fireworks on your plate !!

Kodi Kura masala mix

Chicken being fried in the spice paste

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