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Chicken Kurma With Peanuts

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 I was browsing through Savoring the spice coast of India by Maya Kaimal
This cook book contains most of the auhtentic kerala dishes. I found this chicken kurma that was supposed to be the muslim version, But it was more or less same as the one we make at home. The original recipe called for cashew-coconut paste, but i used peanuts instead of cahews. It turned out to be very flavorful and different from the normal kurma.

Now to the recipe,

You Need:

2 pounds chicken, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups onions, thinly sliced
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp minced ginger
2 tsp green chillies, chopped
1 tsp garam masala
3 tbs cilantro leaves, chopped
1 cup tomato, chopped
2 tbs plain yogurt
salt to taste
oil

For Masala Paste:

6 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder

For Coconut Paste:

1/4 cup grated coconut, unsweetened
1 1/2 tbs raw peanuts
1 tbs poppy seeds

Method:

Combine the coconut,poppyseeds,peanuts and 1/3 cup water in a blender. Grind to form a smooth paste. Set aside.

Combine the coriander,cumin,pepper,chilli powder and turmeric with a little water in a blender. Grind to a paste and keep aside.

In a deep pan, heat oil. Fry onions until lightly brown. Stir in garlic,ginger,green chilli, and fry for 1 minute.

Add the tomato, 3tbs cilantro, ground masala, garam masala, salt and 1/2 cup water; fry until the tomato breaks down and form a paste.

Add the yogurt and stir until it dissolves. Add the chicken and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, util the chicken is cooked through.

Add the coconut paste to the chicken and simmer for 10 more minutes.

Serve hot with rice or bread.

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22 Comments

  1. that looks soo delicious, Sathya! Love the colour of the gravy!

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  2. kurma looks so spicy good,just right with my parathas and rice:)

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  3. Sathya, never tried out chicken kurma with peanuts..quite new to me, can guess how it will tastes..will try very soon n let u know..

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  4. @ Superchef - Thanks Manjuh

    @ yasmeen - yup, It goes very well with parathas.

    @ Priya - sure priya, try n let me know.

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  5. Mmm.. this is different. will try out!

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  6. B'ful click!
    The korma looks very very yummy..love the color :)

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  7. Gorgeous looking dish and great recipe too. I like her book, thanks for posting! :)

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  8. Thanks so much Sathya! This recipe is kinda new to me. I love yogurt and chicken combo, I would definitely try this. :) I'm new to cooking-blog world and I'm very much excited to see such wonderful blogs (especially NV..LOL)! Keep up the great work!:)

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  9. Thanks for dropping by you have an awesome space here... your kurma reminds me of Thai curry... Lovely curry...

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  10. Nice color.. Chicken with nutty flavor.. I could try it with mixed vegetables...

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  11. Hi Sathya,
    a little different from the ususal kurma, thaks for the recipe. nice click.

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  12. I was just showing your lasange post to AK here(my husband). He appreciated ur hard work. So...just felt like saying it! Keep up ur great work!!

    This chk korma looks delish!!:))

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  13. Oh..Sathya,I really loved this one..I tried something like this last week.roasted the coconut tho..thats a Malabari version..Loved your pic n thanks for this post..The book seems to be too costly in Amazon..So I am looking forward to your tried-out recipes here..:D
    Thanks for all those comments,pls keep visiting n I'l be back here frequently..:)

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  14. Hi Sathya,
    a little different from the ususal kurma, thaks for the recipe. nice click.

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  15. Nice color.. Chicken with nutty flavor.. I could try it with mixed vegetables...

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  16. B'ful click!
    The korma looks very very yummy..love the color :)

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  17. Nice color.. Chicken with nutty flavor.. I could try it with mixed vegetables...

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  18. Oh..Sathya,I really loved this one..I tried something like this last week.roasted the coconut tho..thats a Malabari version..Loved your pic n thanks for this post..The book seems to be too costly in Amazon..So I am looking forward to your tried-out recipes here..:D
    Thanks for all those comments,pls keep visiting n I'l be back here frequently..:)

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  19. Sathya, never tried out chicken kurma with peanuts..quite new to me, can guess how it will tastes..will try very soon n let u know..

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  20. B'ful click!
    The korma looks very very yummy..love the color :)

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