Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Posted by Priya Rao | 2:46 AM | No comments
Chicken Curry (Kodi Koora) is the popular dish of Andhra Pradesh, often made with range of spices and condiments. The gravy base is usually Onions, Coriander and Coconut. These gravies are mixed with steamed rice on the plate during lunch.

A typical curry consists of chicken in an onion, tomato, and yogurt-based sauce, flavoured with ginger, garlic, chillies and a variety of spices, often including cumin, cinnamon, cardamom. Chicken curry is sometimes made with pre-made curry powder. Milk is sometimes added to decrease the spiciness.


  • Chicken -- 500gms washed and cleaned
  • Onions -- 3 large finely sliced
  • Tomato -- 1 large finely sliced
  • Green chilies -- 4-5 slit lengthwise
  • Red chili powder -- 2 tsp
  • Corriander powder -- 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil --4 tbsp
  • Turmeric -- a pinch
  • Fresh curry leaves -- 8-10
  • Coriander leaves to garnish

For Marinade:

  • Yogurt -- 2 -3 tsp
  • Lemon juice -- 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder -- 2 tbsp
  • Salt -- 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste -- 1 tsp

Masala Paste:

  • Cinnamon stick -- 1 inch
  • Cloves -- 8
  • Cardamom -- 4
  • Poppy seeds -- 1 tsp
  • Whole cashew nuts -- 5-6
  • Cumin seeds -- 1 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds -- 1 tbsp
  • Grated coconut -- 2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste -- 1 tsp


  • Soak all the ingredients under Masala paste for 15 min and grind them into a fine paste.Keep aside.
  • Clean and marinate chicken with all the ingredients under marinade and keep aside for atleast 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add curry leaves and fry till nice aroma comes out of it, add onions,tomato and green chili and fry till onions turn transparent.
  • Now add the ground masala paste and fry till raw smell leaves and check that you are not burning the paste and it will give a weird taste if it is burnt. So if you need add 2 tsps water so that it donot stick to the pan and mix well.
  • Now add turmeric, salt mix for 2 mins. Now add red chili powder and coriander powder and mix well for about 2 mins.
  • Add marinated chicken and mix well and cook without lid for about 5 mins and now cook with lid without adding water for 5 more mins. This allows chicken to cook in its own juices.
  • Now add 1 cup of water or you can add more water if you want more gravy and allow it to cook till chicken turns soft. Now take the lid off and cook till gravy reaches desired consistency.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with white rice or roti.


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