Chicken kurma or veg kurma recipe is same , choice is with you chicken or mixed vegetables like Beans ,Potato carrot,peas,cauliflower,Paneer and corn cut in to cube sized pieces.Chicken kurma is a delightful dish and a excellent combo for puri’s and chapattis parata even with Idli dosa. Aromatic spiced curry.
Chicken-1kg or Mixed vegetables-1/2kg+Paneer
Onion -1big chopped
Tomato -2 chopped
Green chilli make a slit on it-2
Curry leaves-2 twigs
Coconut 1/2 grated(1 cup)
Turmeric-1/2 tsp is must for Chicken this helps to reduce the odd smell and acts as a disinfectant.
Coriander chopped hand full
Onion shallots -3nos optional
Cinnamon and cloves optionally can be added.
Heat pan with one tsp of oil add all the above, “To grind” ingredients fry for 3 minutes in low flame .
Allow it to cool and grind the ingredients roasted along with coconut to a smooth paste.
Instead of badam cashews you can use fried channa dal
Fennel and cumin also will do if you don’t want too much aroma.
Method to prepare:
Wash and drain chicken mix with 1 tsp of salt and turmeric powder keep aside.
Heat pan with 1 tbsp of oil season with the ingredients above.
Add chopped onion saute and add tomatoes now add Mixed vegetables or chicken saute well until tomato leaves it skin. Approximately 10 minutes.
Now add Curry leaves,Chilli powder ,ground paste and rest of the salt, close and cook for 15 minutes till chicken cooks soft or 1 whistle in pressure cooker
Finally add 1/4 cup of Yoghurt hand full of chopped Coriander and serve with Roti, Chappathi or puri’s.