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Chicken kurma

By: Madhu
Region: Indian
Dish:Non Vegetarian - Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken,curd,cashew paste
Servings: 2
Time to Prepare: 30minutes


400 grams chicken boneless
1 cup sour curd(yoghurt)
1/2cup cashew nut paste
2 cloves
1 cardamom
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon garam masala(hot spice mix), 1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1/2tablespoon green chilly paste
1/2teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon ghee(clarified butter)
salt to taste.


Take a thick bottomed pan and heat the ghee.

When the ghee melts and begins to boil add the cloves, crush the cardamom and put that in too. Sauté briefly and add the cumin seeds. Cook till it turns golden brown.

Add the turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder and sauté till the masala blends well.

Now put in the ginger garlic paste and green chilly paste. Sauté till the raw smell leaves.

Pour in the curd. Simmer and cook fro five minutes and keep stirring.

Now add the chicken and very little water and mix it all up. The water should be just enough to move the chicken freely.

Cover the pan with a lid and cook till its half cooked.

Open the lid and check by poking the chicken with a fork. Add the cashew nut paste and salt to taste.

The gravy mustn’t be too liquid and so don’t add water unless the gravy is too thick. Stir well and cover with a lid again.

Cook for about 15 minutes. Check if the chicken is tender and then remove from flame.

Garnish with fried onions and fresh cream in the centre and serve.

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