Friday, April 22, 2011

Chicken Kuruma (Serves 4)- Easter special!!

Happy Easter

Nadan chicken kuruma

We extend warm EASTER GREETINGS to all our friends and well wishers..Here is another tasty dish to celebrate the culmination of this lent season. This nadan chicken kuruma has all the flavors and taste of a traditional Christian kitchen back home and would serve as a worthy companion to multiple traditional  dishes including appam and rice that line up to welcome yet another Easter day…

Chicken ½ kg/ 1 lb, cut to bite size pieces
Red onions 1 medium, thinly sliced
Ginger 1’ piece
Garlic 2 pods
Green chilly 2 nos
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Thick coconut milk 1 cup
Dry red chilly 3 nos
Whole coriander seeds 1 TBSP
Cardamom 2 nos
Cloves 3 nos
Cinnamon 1’ stick
Mace 1 no
Salt as needed
Oil 1 TBSP, preferably coconut oil
Ghee 1 tsp
Shallots 1 no, chopped
Cashew nuts 5-8 nos


Marinated chicken getting sauted in oil

Add ginger garlic green chilly paste followed by onions

Addition of masala powder








Marinate chicken with red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt at least for 20 minutes.
Grind ginger, garlic and green chilly to a coarse paste and set aside.

Dry roast, dry red chilly, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, coriander seeds, mace for 3 to 4 minutes at medium heat. Cool and grind to fine powder. Set aside.

Nadan chicken kuruma

Heat oil in a pan at medium high heat and add the chicken. Sauté the chicken well until half cooked. Add the ground ginger, garlic and green chilly paste. Sauté this until a nice aroma oozes out. Next add the sliced red onions and mix well. Add salt and cook for 10 minutes. Now add the powdered red chilly-coriander seeds-whole garam masala. Incorporate well and add the coconut milk and cook covered until the chicken is completely cooked (will take around 15-20 minutes). Open lid, mix well and cook for another 2 minutes. Switch off flame and serve with appam, idiyappam or chappathi.

In another pan, add ghee and fry shallots and cashew nuts, Pour this over the chicken kuruma and enjoy!!!

Chicken kuruma



  1. Happy Easter wishes to you and your family..Nadan chicken kurma makes me hungry..simply irresistible..

  2. Happy easter to you too....Super chicken kuruma...great with appam...

  3. Happy Easter Dear.. curry is so inviting.. i haven;t had my lunch yet.. makes me so hungry..

  4. Bful presentation...curry looks bful,lip smacking n yummy....
    Happy Easter...


  5. Happy Easter dear..adipoli kurma..drooling here,lovely presentation.

  6. Wish you the same dear!
    The curry looks so nice the presentation in the banana leaves looks superb n very elegant!
    US Masala

  7. Happy Easter dear..drooling here,lovely presentation.

  8. Happy easter to you and your family. adipoli chicken, tempting for me too.

  9. Happy EAster to u n ur family Suji dear.. O my, looooved ur presentation, looks very traditional and elegant and subtle ... AMAZING .

  10. wow...what a rich and wonderful looking curry...Happy Easter to you too...:)

  11. Happy Easter to you too..luv ur presentation..!

  12. Happy Easter to you and your family!
    wonderful pictures ...the dish looks spicy and flavourful :)

  13. wow dear thats the presentation to bits.happy easter to u as well....

  14. Oh you guys are the best. Yet another yummy dish. Thank you for sharing :)

  15. Happy Easter .. nice kurma....looks yummy.
    Plz collect FOOD MAZAA AWARD from my is for all my blogger friends.

  16. hmmmmmmmmm..........i want appam and this curry nw...........

  17. Happy Easter to u and ur family....Curry looks super yumm

  18. Happy Easter!! Chicken kurma looks absolutely delicious Shyama..Presentation ugran!! Vazhayailayil athirikkunna kandittu angu eduthu kazhikkan thonnunnu...Pics ellam superb! Adhyathe kandittu oru poster pic poleyundu..

  19. Ahha, ethu super chicken curry tto. Adipoli presentationum :)

  20. Hope you had a great easter and chicken kuruma looks heavenly and deadly rich!

  21. Belated Easter wishes suji...This one z really Divine..

  22. this looks super delicious !

  23. OMG!! the most beautiful presentation of a chicken curry i have ever seen...gr8 wrk Suji.. :)

  24. Excellent photos !!! simply mouthwatering !!


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