andhra chicken curry recipe – kodi kura with gravy (simple chicken curry recipe)

andhra chicken curry recipe
andhra chicken curry recipe with gravy
andhra cuisine is popular for hot and spicy foods and especially the foods made in Guntur region. Guntur, a small town in andhra pradesh is well known for its fiery hot and spicy foods.
This spicy and hot simple andhra chicken curry recipe called as kodi kura is a gravy that is cooked with minimum ingredients in many households in vijaywada and guntur regions of andhra pradesh.
Well there are many versions of andhra chicken curry, while in the coastal regions it is prepared with coconut milk or ground coconut.
kodi kura can be made with tomatoes or can use curd or lemon juice.
Related post you may like check chicken kurma curry here
andhra chicken curry recipe does not require any tomatoes,coconut milk or paste, instead poppy seeds and lemon juice are used to neutralize the spicy taste and to bring down the body temperature that is caused by the spices and chicken. However there are also recipes that call for more ingredients, but this chicken curry is a simple and quick one that is tasty and is easy to prepare.I have also mentioned tomatoes and coconut as optional ingredients and when to use them.

how to make andhra chicken curry recipe- kodi kura gravy

1. Wash chicken, drain off the water and marinate with ginger garlic paste , lemon juice,salt, turmeric and red chili powder. Set aside till we need it.
andhra chicken curry kodi kura step 1
2. Dry roast or sundry poppy seeds till crunchy. Powder them first finely and then add very little water and make a fine paste. If adding coconut add it along with water and make a paste. If you do not have a good blender or do not have poppy seeds, use 10 cashew nuts, make a smooth paste.
kodi kura 2Add water to this poppy seeds powder and make a smooth paste. Adding coconut or cashews helps to make this paste smooth.
kodi kura 3
3. Heat oil in a deep pan, sauté bay leaf, cumin, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom in the oil for a min. If you don’t have bay leaf, you can use curry leaves.
andhra chicken curry step 3
4. Add green chili, onions and salt. Fry till onions turn golden brown evenly.
andhra chicken curry step 4
5. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears. If using tomato, add it now and fry till the tomatoes turn mushy and the oil begins to separate.
andhra chicken curry step 5
6. Add the marinated chicken and fry on a high flame for 2 to 3 mins.
andhra chicken curry step 6
7. Add mint leaves and the rest of the chili powder and garam masala. Mix well and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. i have updated this recipe with mint leaves, but you cannot find them in the step by step pictures.
andhra chicken curry step 7
8. Pour water just enough to immerse the chicken. Mix well. (I used 200 ml, but this depends on the kind of chicken you are using).
andhra chicken curry step 8
8. Close the lid and cook on a low flame till the chicken is fully cooked, soft and tender.
9. Add the poppy seeds paste, mine became thick milk like instead of paste. Stir well and cook till you get the required consistency. Keep stirring else the poppy seeds paste will stick to the bottom.
andhra chicken curry step 9
Serve with rice or chapathi with onion raita.
andhra chicken curry with poppy seeds
If you are looking for more andhra chicken recipes, you check chicken curry with tomatoes ,chicken iguru , chicken ghee roast , restaurant style kodi vepudu , guntur kodi vepudu

find andhra chicken curry recipe or kodi kura recipe below

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andhra chicken curry recipe – kodi kura gravy
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A simple andhra style chicken curry recipe called as kodi kura prepared using mint and poppy seeds
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian
Yield: 3
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
  • ½ kg chicken
  • ¼ tbsp. red chili powder (adjust as needed)
  • 3 medium onions finely chopped
  • 1 green chili slit or chopped
  • ¾ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 tomato chopped finely (optional) (refer notes)
  • Fistful of mint leaves (finely chopped) (optional)
To make a fine paste
  • 3 tbsps. Poppy seeds or 10 cashewnuts / jeedi pappu
  • 2 tbsps. Coconut (optional)
  • ¾ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ⅛ tsp turmeric
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 to 3 tbsps. lemon juice (adjust as needed) or curd
  • ¾ tbsp. red chili powder
Whole spice
  • 1 bay leaf or 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 to 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • ¼ shahi jeera or cumin
Garam masala pow
  • 1 to 1 ½ tsps. Garam masala powder
  • or
  • make garam masala powder using
  • 2½ tbsps. Coriander seeds / daniya
  • 2 inch thin Cinnamon
  • 4 to 6 Cloves
  • 2 to 3 cardamom
  • ½ tsp jeera
  • 6 pepper corn
  1. Sun dry or dry roast poppy seeds. First powder them thoroughly to a fine powder and then add water to make a smooth paste. Use very little water. Do not add water before it becomes a fine powder else you will feel the poppy seeds in the mouth while eating. If you cannot make a smooth paste, do not attempt to use the poppy paste, instead replace with 10 cashew nuts paste.If using coconut add it along with water to make a fine paste or thick milk like consistency.
  2. Marinate chicken with marination ingredients and set aside till we use it.
  3. Add oil in a pan and heat till hot, sauté the whole spices in the oil for a min.
  4. Add green chili, salt and onions. Fry till onions become fragrant and golden evenly.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté again till it becomes fragrant. Do not burn. If using tomato, you can add now and fry till the mixture is roasted well and oil begins to separate.
  6. Add chicken and fry on a high flame for 2 to 3 mins.
  7. Add chopped mint leaves and the rest of the chili powder and garam masala.
  8. Add water just enough to immerse the chicken.Do not add lot of water. Curry becomes runny.
  9. Cover and cook on a low flame till the chicken is fully cooked and is tender.
  10. Add the poppy seeds paste. Stir well and cook till you get the required consistency for about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir often to prevent the poppy seeds paste from sticking at the bottom.
If you wish to use tomato, reduce the lemon juice for marination. Add chopped onions after frying ginger garlic paste and then fry till the tomatoes turn mushy and begin to leave oil.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 625 calories Fat: 44 grams Saturated fat: 8 grams Carbohydrates: 22 grams Sugar: 6 grams Sodium: 569 mg Fiber: 9 grams Protein: 35 grams Cholesterol: 125 mg


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  1. samreen says

    One morning, I was searching for some spicy chicken curry. And I landed on your recipe I tried it … it came very well and my husband made me to cook this curry 4 times in this week thanks a lot .. This is a special one for me.

    • swasthi says

      Hello Samreen,
      Iam so happy reading your comment. I could not stop smiling.
      Thanks for your time to comment back here.
      have a wonderful day

    • swasthi says

      Hi Seema,
      Iam glad my recipe helped you. Thank you so much for the review and the 5 stars.Have a wonderful day.