andhra chicken curry recipe – kodi kura with step by step pictures

andhra chicken curry kodi kura

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.

andhra chicken curry recipe below

andhra chicken curry recipe – kodi kura with step by step pictures

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

andhra chicken curry recipe – kodi kura with step by step pictures

Ingredients

  • ½ kg chicken
  • ¼ tbsp. Guntur red chili powder
  • Garam Masala Pow (coriander 2½ tbsps +Cinnamon 2 inch +cloves 6 to 8+cardamom 3 + jeera ½ tsp+6 pepper corn)
  • 3 medium onions finely chopped.
  • 1 green chili slit
  • ¾ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsps. Oil
  • fistful of mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • 3 tbsps. Poppy seeds
  • Marination
  • ¾ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • Salt as needed
  • 3 tbsps. lemon juice (as needed)
  • ¾ tbsp. Guntur Red chili pow
  • Whole spice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardomom
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick

Method

  1. First powder roasted poppy seeds 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 8 cashewnuts paste.
  2. Marinate chicken with marination ingredients and set aside for at least 1 hr
  3. Add oil in a deep 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
  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 pow and garam masala.
  8. Add water just enough to immerse the chicken.Stir well .Do not add lot of water. your 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. Keep string else the poppy seeds paste will stick to the bottom.

Notes

Mint leaves updated from old recipe - to be added at step 6 (not updated in the pictures)

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