Chicken or Navaratna-kurma

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.

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Chicken-1kg orMixed vegetables-1/2kg+Paneer

Onion -1big chopped

Tomato -2 chopped

Green chilli  make a slit on it-2 nos

Curry leaves-2 twigs

Coconut 1/2 grated(1 cup)

Salt-2 tsp

Chilli powder-1tsp

Turmeric-1/2 tsp

Yoghourt-1/2 cup

Coriander chopped hand full

To grind:

Fennel seeds-1tsp

Cumin seeds-1tsp

green chilli-5nos

Ginger-2 inch

Garlic-5 pods

Onion shallots -3nos optional


Badam-5 nos

Poppy seeds-1/2tspingredients for Kurma

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 along with coconut to a smooth paste.

Instead of badam cashews you can use fried channa dal

For Seasoning:

peppercorns-1/4 tsp




Bay leaf-2

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.1613975_686402158068064_6945670563998887690_n

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

Ground paste.

Finally add 1/2 cup of Yoghurt hand full of chopped Coriander and serve with Roti,Chappathi or puri’s.




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