Konaseema Kodi Kura - Andhra Style Chicken Curry
I am sure many of you face those mid-week pangs of eating something completely different and specially during those high workload times (yes, even I go through such days!) so I started to look for a completely new recipe which I had never heard, eaten or tried to make and I go one pretty soon!
Thanks to the amazing Recipe Blog named Sailu's Kitchen I found this superb recipe : http://www.sailusfood.com/2012/02/09/konaseema-kodi-kura-andhra-chicken-curry-recipe/ and I was hooked!
Went back from office, picked up Coconut Milk, Melon Seeds (as a replacement for Poppy Seeds in the original recipe) and fresh chicken...once these things were taken care of I was ready to hit the kitchen after a 1 month plus hiatus! (The last time I tried something new was the highly popular Rara Gosht (http://cheguevaraontheroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/rara-gosht.html) which was tried by atleast 6-7 of my FB & Blogging friends!
And I am definitely hooked to http://www.sailusfood.com/ now and would be trying many more recipes in the near future!
Here you go with the recipe...
Chicken: 1.5 kgs, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
Onions: 2 big size & finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste: 3 tbsp
Green chillis: 2 finely chopped
Tomato puree: 2 cups
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Red chili powder: 2 tsp
Coriander powder: 3 tbsp
Cumin powder: 2 tsp
Coconut milk: 2 cups
Garam masala powder: 2 tbsp
Salt: to taste
Oil: 4 tbsps
Dry roast and make a paste:
Dry Red Chilies: 6
Poppy Seeds: 3 tbsp
Peanuts: 5 tbsp
White Sesame Seeds: 3 tbsp
Curry leaves: saute in a tsp of oil till crisp (for garnish)
1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add the onions and saute till they turn light brown.
2. Add the green chillis, ginger-garlic paste and saute for 5-7 minutes on medium heat.
3. Add the chicken pieces and bhunno on high heat for 10 minutes, mixing once in a while.
4. Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and salt, mix well.
5. Add the ground paste & tomato puree and mix. Reduce heat to medium, cook without lid for 10 minutes.
6. Add 2 cups of water and cook covered for 20-25 mts or till the chicken is cooked.
7. Add the coconut milk and cook without lid for a few minutes till you get the desired gravy consistency.
8. Finally add the garam masala powder and mix well.
9. Remove onto a serving bowl and garnish with curry leaves.
10. Serve piping hot with steamed rice and rotis.
P.S.: I made a small mistake anf forgot to add the roasted peanuts while making the paste; but somehow remembered some time later so made a coarse mix after roasting them and added in the gravy! Hope it didn't make much of a difference in the final taste!
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