Malabar chicken kurma

Malabar chicken kurma is a simple chicken curry recipe in kerala style, without yoghurt. Its best accompanied with Ghee rice , Idiyappam / Nool Puttu & Appam.20191117_0845321598160110203131899.jpg

In this recipe I have used green masala prepared by blending coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilly,  ginger & garlic. The same masala can be used to prepare mutton curry ( add more green chilly), egg curry or even biriyanis like Veg biriyani.  You can prepare the masala in bulk & store in refrigerator to use in different dishes.


Preparation time :  5 minutes.

Cooking time : 15 minutes

Serves : 6- 8

Ingredients :

  1. Chicken – 500 gms, curry cut
  2. Onion – 1, large , finely chopped
  3. Tomato – 1 medium, finely chopped
  4. Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  5. Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  6.  Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon
  7. Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
  8. Curry leaves – few
  9. Salt – to taste
  10. Coconut milk – 1 cup thick milk

For green masala:

  1. Coriander leaves – a handful
  2. Mint leaves – 6 leaves
  3. Green chilly – 4 or more
  4. Ginger – 1/2 inch
  5. Garlic – 4 cloves

Method :

  • Add all the ingredients mentioned under “for green masala” into a blender and make a fine paste by adding little water. Keep aside.
  • In a kadai/ cooker, heat 2 tablespoons of oil, add curry leaves, chopped onions and saute till translucent.
  • Then add tomatoes and saute till they turn soft.
  • Next add the blended “green masala” , turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, pepper powder, salt and saute till the oil separates( around 3 minutes).
  • Then add the chicken, mix gently and close the lid.
  • Cook the chicken till done. In cooker it takes 1 or 2 whistles to cook the chicken.
  • Prepare the coconut milk from the fresh coconut or use coconut milk powder.
  • Add coconut milk to the cooked chicken, let it boil well for couple of minutes.
  • Malabar style chicken kurma is ready.

Serve the chicken kurma with appams or ghee rice.


You may also like malabar recipes such as

Nadan Kozhi Curry / traditional Chicken Curry

Erachi choru |kerala meat rice

Thalassery Chicken biriyani




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