WHITE CHICKEN KURMA



This is a Sunday favorite at my in-laws’ place. We usually make this for Sunday breakfast for idlis and dosas. Though the color of this dish may appear bland, it is super spicy and for me the best combination is with crispy dosas. This can also be made as a vegetarian dish by substituting the chicken with veggies. I have followed my mother-in-law’s recipe here, the only change I made from hers is that I reduced the coconut and replaced it with some nuts. This gives the kurma the same creaminess and taste without all the extra saturated fat. The chicken used here is skinless white meat chicken, so presenting a low-calorie version of my family favorite vellai kurma.


INGREDIENTS:

  1. Chicken, around 1 pound.
  2. Onion, medium-sized, 2.
  3. Tomato, 1.
  4. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
  5. Green chilies, 2-3 or more, depending upon preferred spice level.
  6. Grated coconut or dry coconut powder, 1 tablespoon.
  7. Cashews or almonds, 2 tablespoons.
  8. Fennel seeds, ½ teaspoon.
  9. Garam masala, 1 teaspoon. (optional).
  10. Salt, as per taste.
  11. Curry leaves and cilantro for seasoning.


PREPARATION:

Grind the coconut and the nuts into a smooth paste with some water. Clean the chicken and cut it into bite-size pieces. Dice the onion and tomato finely and the green chilies into two. Heat a pan with some oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the fennel seeds and fry for a few seconds. Then add the diced onion and curry leaves and sauté for few minutes. When the onions turn translucent, add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute until everything is well blended. Add the diced tomatoes, ground paste, chicken, and salt along with 3 cups of water and cook for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked and tender and the desired consistency is reached. At this stage the contents can also be transferred to a pressure cooker and cooked for 2-3 whistles. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with idlis, dosas, rice, or chapathis.

29 comments:

Priya said...

Kurma looks rich and prefect with rotis...mouthwatering dish..

Divya Vikram said...

Chicken kurma looks rich and sounds perfect for breakfast!

Superchef said...

the richness is so evident even though it is white in color! fabulous!

Preety said...

kurma looks perfect

Cham said...

It is best with ghee rice- I ve in my blog too! Good one :)

Vrinda said...

This would be gr8 with appam..nice one Gita

Nandini said...

Ssssslurrrp! I love the rich creamy gravy and mmmmmm! Yummy yum!

BeenaShylesh said...

kuruma looks perfect...

Sushma Mallya said...

looks very delicious gita...love this type of kurma too...

Devasena Hariharan said...

different one Gita.. white colour...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious kurma...thank you for sharing dear

PALATABLE said...

So creamy and yummy kurma, this is my favorite too....

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Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

je n'ai encore jamais fait de korma.
Recette à essayer.
See soon.

PriyaRaj said...

Wow white kurma looks very nice ,rice & creamy dear ...wanna to try this..

Pete said...

interesing, I haven't seen kurma in this colour before. Nice and delicious!

Suma Rajesh said...

i could only say yum yum yummmmm...

Viki's Kitchen said...

Kuruma looks very creamy n white. Always like this beautiful kuruma very much. Delicious breakfast menu. Nice click dear.

Priya said...

this luks mouth watering..yummy kurma..

Siddhi S said...

wow gita loved this chicken kurma...vl try soon...looks delicious

FoodLovers said...

kurma looks gr8 gita

Malar Gandhi said...

I like the vellai korma as well, love the part of adding nuts to it, sounds very rich:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

chicken vella kurma looks creamy and must have a nice nutty taste surely!!!

we love having rich meals during weekends too!! must be great with any breads!!!

Soma Pradhan said...

This look svery yummy to me

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks so perfect and mouthwatering :)

Babli said...

Chicken kurma looks fabulous and delicious.

Valarmathi said...

Nice one, looks delicious.

Gulmohar said...

Looks so delicious..never tried this white kurma..fabulous with roti..

SpicyTasty said...

White chicken kurma that somethin totally new to me. I bet it taste delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Aparna said...

kurma luks perfect, new to me as i dnt make this a combo with dosa..