Chicken Kurma / Indian Style Chicken Recipe / Masala Trails

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Apr. 05, 2018

Watch Chef Sneha Nair make Chicken Kurma in her unique yet easy way only on Get Curried. Chicken cooked in coconut milk gravy along with a hint of various spices results into rich and finger licking delicious Chicken Kurma. Make it yourself and experience how your taste buds go crazy over it. Pair it up with a Roti or Rice and enjoy the delicious delicacy of Kerala.


Cinnamon stick 2
Cardamom pods 2
Cloves 5
Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
Coconut oil 3 Tablespoon
Onions 2 , finely chopped
Tomatoes 2 Medium , finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Desiccated coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs) (fresh)
Chopped cashew nuts 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Green chilies 4
Poppy seeds 1 Teaspoon
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (use as required)
Salt To Taste
Chicken breast 2



1. In a pan toast cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, cloves.

2. In a thick pan add coconut oil and onions and cook till the onions turn golden brown.

3. While the onions are cooking, grind the freshly desiccated coconut, chopped cashew nuts, green chilies, and poppy seeds into a smooth paste.

4. Add ginger garlic paste, freshly chopped tomatoes to the onions and mix it well.

5. Add turmeric, salt and some water and cook the mixture. 6. Add the coconut and cashew paste to the onions and let it cook.

7. Meanwhile grind the toasted spices in a mortar.

8. Add chicken breast to the whole mixture and mix it well.

9. Add a little water and cook till the chicken is done.

10. Add the roughly ground spices to the chicken.

11. Cover it with a lid and let it cook for a few more minutes.


12. Chicken Kurma is ready to be served!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 4