Traditional chicken curry cooked in most Andhra homes is very simple. Button onions (sambar onions or shallots) are generally used in cooking non-vegetarian dishes which are better tasting than the normal onions and have a mild sweet flavor. You can use the normal onions too. This chicken recipe is a basic chicken curry. Simple, easy and tasty!
Kodi Kura -Simple Traditional Chicken Curry
- 1/2 kg chicken ,cleaned and cut into medium sized pieces
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 cup button onions/sambar onions (peeled)
- whole spices (3 elachi, 2"dalchini, 6 cloves,one star anise)
- 2 cups of water
- chopped coriander leaves for garnish
- 1 tbsp coriander seeds
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
- 5 6 dry red chillis
- 1 tsp saunf (fennel seeds)
- 2 elachi (green cardamom)
- 4 lavanga (cloves)
- 2" dalchini (cinnamon)
Method for making Kodi Kura -Simple Traditional Chicken Curry
Grind the button onions coarsely. Remove and keep aside.
Dry roast dry red chillis, coriander seeds, cumin, elachi, dalchini, cloves, saunf and make a paste adding some water.
Heat 3 tbsps of oil in a skillet and add whole spices. Now add the coarsely ground onions and fry till brown. Approx 7 mts.
Add ginger garlic paste and chicken and fry for 7 minutes.
Now add the ground paste and salt and mix well.
Cover and cook till oil separates.
Now add 2 cups of water and cook till done.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with rice or rotis.