andhra chicken curry recipe
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 andhra chicken curry called as Kodi Kura is a simple one 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. But today’s recipe does not require any coconut milk or paste, instead poppy seeds 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 to make it more special, but this one is a simple and quick one that is tasty and is easy to prepare.
Step by step pictures Andhra Chicken Curry – Kodi Kura
1.Wash chicken and marinate with marination ingredients and set aside for at least 1 hr (refrigerate)
2.Heat oil in a deep pan, sauté the whole spices in the oil for a min
3.Add green chili, onions and salt . fry till onions turn golden brown evenly. (important step)
4.Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a min
5.Add the marinated chicken and fry on a high flame for 2 to 3 mins.
6.Add mint leaves and the rest of the chili pow and garam masala. mix well
7.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)
8.Close the lid and cook on a low flame till the chicken is fully cooked.
9.Add the poppy seeds paste. Stir well and cook till you get the required consistency. Keep string else the poppy seeds paste will stick to the bottom.