Konaseema Kodi Kura ~ Chicken Curry



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Andhra Chicken Curry

Its nice to be back after a much needed blogging break. Hope my dear readers have had a great start to 2012.

I have a simple chicken curry for you today. The traditional Andhra Kodi Kura aka chicken curry has numerous versions. Each region within Andhra be it Konaseema, Telanagana, Coastal Andhra or Rayalaseema have their own version of chicken curry based on the cultural influence and available seasonal ingredients.

A few days ago, while sifting through my large collection of hand written recipes for a traditional style chicken curry, I found a family recipe for chicken curry given to me by a dear friend who belongs to Konaseema region of Andhra. I’m assuming that this version of chicken curry has its origin in Konaseema. One thing, I can assure you, dear reader that it is an absolute winner of a recipe. Makes for a great accompaniment with flavored rice, biryani or rotis.

Konaseema Kodi Kura ~ Chicken Curry

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 5

Main Ingredients:

  1. Chicken
  2. Poppy seeds
  3. Sesame seeds

Ingredients

  • Chicken: 1 kg, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
  • Onions: 2 finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tbsp
  • Green chillis: 2 slit length wise half way
  • Tomato puree: 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut milk: 1 cup
  • Garam masala powder: 1" dalchini, 1 green cardamom, 4 cloves finely ground
  • Curry leaves: saute in a tsp of oil till crisp (for garnish)
  • Salt: to taste
  • Oil: 2 tbsps
  • Dry roast and make a paste:
  • Dry Red Chilies: 5-6
  • Poppy Seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts: fistful
  • White Sesame Seeds: 1 tbsp

Method

  1. Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the onions and saute till pink. Add the green chillis, ginger-garlic paste and saute for 4 mts on medium heat.
  2. Add the cleaned chicken pieces and cook on high heat for 5-6 mts, mixing once in a while.
  3. Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and salt, mix well.
  4. Add the ground paste and tomato puree and mix. Reduce heat to medium, cook without lid for 7-8 mts.
  5. Add half a cup of water and cook covered for 20-25 mts or till the chicken is cooked.
  6. Add the coconut milk and cook without lid for a few minutes till you get the desired gravy consistency.
  7. Finally add the garam masala pwd, mix well. Turn off heat.
  8. Remove onto a serving bowl and garnish with curry leaves or fresh coriander leaves. Serve warm with steamed rice, rotis or flavored rice or pulao.

Tips

  • You can follow the pressure cook method to quicken the cooking process. Once you add coconut milk, do not pressure cook. Let it cook without lid till you get the desired gravy consistency.

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An Andhra style chicken curry recipe given to me by a dear friend who belongs to the Konaseema region of Andhra. It is sure to tickle your taste buds

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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51 Responses

  1. Anisha says:

    Hi Sailu!!
    Happy to see u back in action :) been waiting for ur latest recipe for a looong time :)

  2. Stillnotyet100 says:

    I luv andhra cuisine ,this one looks delicious :)

  3. Kavitha says:

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  4. Kavitha says:

    so you are back… start to rock

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  5. Kavitha says:

    so you are back… start to rock

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  6. Anita Tikoo says:

    Oh good – I have been trying my hand at the Andhra Bhavan chicken curry that we love. Now I have the true recipe!

  7. Sumi says:

    Good to see you back, been missing your recipes!

  8. Sumi says:

    One question… I don’t have coconut milk , Could i substitute grinding grated coconut to paste??

    • Anonymous says:

      You can grind the grated coconut adding a cup of water and extract the milk. Alternately you can add 2 tbsps of coconut paste and 3/4 cup water.

  9. Bhagyajyothi says:

    cant wait to taste it..will prepare by next wk end

  10. Bhagyajyothi says:

    cant wait to taste it..will prepare by next wk end

  11. Bhagyajyothi says:

    cant wait to taste it..will prepare by next wk end

  12. Bhagyajyothi says:

    cant wait to taste it..will prepare by next wk end

  13. sesame seeds.. is it white or black…

  14. Cilantro says:

    Welcome back! Hope you have a great start to 2012 too.
    Chicken curry with peanuts is interesting and I shall try it out soon.

  15. Anbesivam says:

    catch u after tasting mouth watering dish

  16. Meera says:

    Hi Sailu,
    I tried this curry yesterday and my family loved it!! Thank u and keep em coming :)

  17. Sumi says:

    Hey I tried out this dish, it was indeed awesome, my husband luved it. Thanks for sharing.

  18. shisha says:

    mouth watering dish, gonna try for to nite. thanks for sharing:)

  19. shisha says:

    mouth watering dish, gonna try for to nite. thanks for sharing:)

  20. shisha says:

    mouth watering dish, gonna try for to nite. thanks for sharing:)

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  28. Anonymous says:

    Excellent collection very easy and simple procedures—–Thanks a lot—–prasad

  29. Aanya says:

    Very tasty and easy recipe,thanks for the recipe, can you please post more chicken recipes.
    Aanya

  30. namrata says:

    dear sailu
    wht dowe add instead of poppy seeds since we do notget it here

    thanks

  31. rachna says:

    Tried this recipe last week for a dinner party. Was well received. Thank you.

  32. Adityabds says:

    excellent

  33. Shal says:

    Hi Sailu, I made it for dinner tonight with slight modifications.. came out really well! Loved that it had quite a different taste than the regular curries I usually make (peanuts+poppy+sesame = goodness!). thanks for the recipe!

  34. shilpa says:

    Hi Sailu,please see that ur site is user friendly so that whenever we search for any dish,it should display the dish instantly

  35. prasathgopal says:

    i love andra spicey recipe

  36. geet says:

    hii..can i use the same recipe to make mutton…will it taste as tasty as chicken curry..

  37. Muriella says:

    I tried this today!!! Smells so good!!! Waiting to eat it….again, please may I post the link on my blog?

  38. JayZ says:

    Made this superb dish last night.Huge hit polished off.Sharing with my family and crew.Kudos mysterio marvel.

  39. Nishant says:

    Making this tonight! looks a winner to me too….and yeah no Poppy Seeds here too…Would try if I can get Melon seeds instead….

  40. Claire says:

    Looks yummy! Would love to try it out soon, just have 1 doubt…. how long to dry roast?

  41. Shiney Krishnan says:

    Hi Sailu do ww have to roast the melond seeds too? you have an excellent site with mouth watering pictures:) thanks so much dear…hoping to make this curry for a lunch party…will let you know how it turned out:D

  42. Deepa says:

    What is put in ground paste?

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