Andhra Chicken Iguru – How to make Andhra Chicken iguru (step by step pics)

Chicken iguru | kodi iguru
Chicken iguru | kodi iguru
                 Andhra chicken curry | kodi kura (koora) is of a gravy consistency and Andhra chicken fry| Kodi vepudu recipe is a restaurant style dry roasted chicken. Today’s Andhra Chicken Iguru  is a dish of semi-dry consistency and chicken is usually cooked in its own juices without adding any water. Either tomato or yogurt is used. The key to making this dish perfect , tasty and spicy is to use enough tomatoes or yogurt and a good amount of garam masala. Today’s recipe is with tomatoes. Usually nut paste or poppy seeds or sesame seeds paste is not required to prepare this. However it depends on personal choice. It goes well with steamed rice and onion raitha.
andhra chicken iguru
andhra chicken iguru

Ingredients

500 gms of chicken with bone or boneless
½ cup ripe tomatoes (chopped)
10 to 12 mint leaves chopped finely
¾ cup to 1 cup of onions
1 to 2 green chilies
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red chili powder
1/8 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp. of garam or biryani masala powder (adjust the quantity if using store bought, I use 1 tbsp homemade biryani masala powder)
3 tbsps oil
Coriander leaves chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
¼ tsp cumin / jeera
How to make Andhra Chicken Iguru (step by step)
1.   Heat oil in a deep pan, add cumin, curry leaves and green chills, when they begin to crackle
2.   Add onions and sprinkle salt. fry till the they turn brown

3.   Add mint and fry till you get an aroma
4.   Add ginger garlic paste, sauté

5.   Add tomatoes, salt and turmeric. Fry till the tomatoes turn fully mushy. do not cover and cook the tomatoes, it spoils the entire dish
6.   Add red chili powder and fry for 2 mins

7.   Add chicken and fry on medium high till it turns white in color. takes around 3 min

8.   Add garam masala and nut paste if using, I do not use any nut paste.
9.   Simmer the flame and cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 4 to 5 mins. 
by then chicken should begin to release moisture.

10.                If there is no moisture released, add very little water, as little as 40 to 50 ml. mix well and continue to cook till soft and tender. (Some times chicken does not release moisture for unknown reason, add water only in that case)

11.                add coriander leaves

serve with rice and onion raita

kodi iguru
kodi iguru
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