Andhra chicken curry recipe
Andhra chicken curry recipe with gravy – Learn to make simple andhra style chicken curry gravy with step by step photos. 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.
You may also like to check this chicken curry recipe on the blog.
About the recipe
Andhra chicken curry recipe shared here 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.
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.
More andhra chicken recipes on the blog
chicken iguru ,
chicken ghee roast ,
restaurant style kodi vepudu ,
guntur kodi vepudu
Preparation for Andhra chicken curry
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.
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.
Add water to this poppy seeds powder and make a smooth paste. Adding coconut or cashews helps to make this paste smooth.
How to make andhra chicken curry recipe- kodi kura gravy
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.
4. Add green chili, onions and salt. Fry till onions turn golden brown evenly.
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.
6. Add the marinated chicken and fry on a high flame for 2 to 3 mins.
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.
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).
9. Close the lid and cook on a low flame till the chicken is fully cooked, soft and tender.
10. 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.
Serve with rice or chapathi with onion raita.
Andhra chicken curry recipe or kodi kura recipe
Andhra chicken curry
For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card
Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )
- ½ kg chicken
- ¼ tbsp red chili powder (adjust as needed)
- 3 onions medium , finely chopped
- 1 green chili slit or chopped
- ¾ tsp ginger garlic paste
- 3 tbsp Oil
- 1 tomato chopped finely (optional) (refer notes)
- 1 handful mint leaves finely chopped (optional)
To make a fine paste
- 3 tbsp Poppy seeds or 10 cashewnuts / jeedi pappu
- 2 tbsp Coconut (optional)
- ¾ tsp ginger garlic paste
- ⅛ tsp turmeric
- Salt as needed
- 1 to 3 tbsp lemon juice (adjust as needed) or curd
- ¾ tbsp red chili powder
- 1 bay leaf or 1 sprig curry leaves
- 2 to 3 cloves
- 2 cardamom
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
- ¼ shahi jeera or cumin
for garam masala powder or use 1 to 1 ½ tsp readymade
- 2½ tbsp Coriander seeds / daniya
- 2 inch Cinnamon thin
- 4 to 6 Cloves
- 3 cardamom
- ½ tsp jeera
- 6 pepper corn
- 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.
- Marinate chicken with marination ingredients and set aside till we use it.
- Add oil in a pan and heat till hot, sauté the whole spices in the oil for a min.
- Add green chili, salt and onions. Fry till onions become fragrant and golden evenly.
- 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.
- Add chicken and fry on a high flame for 2 to 3 mins.
- Add chopped mint leaves and the rest of the chili powder and garam masala.
- Add water just enough to immerse the chicken.Do not add lot of water. Curry becomes runny.
- Cover and cook on a low flame till the chicken is fully cooked and is tender.
- 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. Serve andhra chicken curry with any rice or phulka.
Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.
For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.
NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)
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Very easy to make… Yummy.. whole family enjoyed a lot… Thank you for sharing
Glad to know Deepa
Thanks for sharing such mouth watering recipe. Hand full of mint adds flavour to the recipe. Thanks again.
You are welcome! Thank you!
i am new to cooking chicken but i got nice taste with your recipe help thanks
Very nicely explained. I will try tomorrow itself. Thanks.
You are welcome!
Hii there. What kind of oil do you use for the chicken curry. I am new to trying to cook Indian receipes. Is that the oil that you use regularly?
Sorry! I think I am late in replying. You can use any cooking oil like peanut, sunflower or even coconut oil.
Hw can we prepare chicken masala powder at home for all chicken dishes..!!
Can u tell me that..??
You can check this garam masala and biryani masala recipe. I also use a tsp of coriander powder along with 3/4 to 1 tsp of these powder.
Ok Thanq 🙂
Your receips are sooo delicious. Excellent explanation, love it. I use everyday in my cooking. Thanks for sharing your cooking skills and knowledge with us.
So glad to know you like the recipes. Thanks a lot for following the blog.
Question? Is the garam masala section to make the garam masala powder? Or is ot all in addition to the garam masala? Do i need everything under both garam masala pow and whole spice?
Yes it is for making garam masala powder or you can use 1 to 1 ½ tsp any ready made garam masala. But best is to make the masala mentioned here.Yes you need all the masalas – whole spices & powder as well. If you need a simpler recipe, do check this simple chicken curry
Recipe came out so well. Such well written recipes. Thank you
Thanks for the comment. Glad to know it came out good.
Fingerlicking good!!!. We have so many Andhra restaurants around where I live but this beats all of ‘me. Thanks for sharing
Thanks for trying!
Hello from London. Yesterday I attempted this chicken curry receipe – and it turned out great!! Thank you for the detailed instructions. Today I am going to try the simple Briyani in he cooker.
Thanks for trying. Glad it turned out good. Yes do try the cooker biryani. I am sure you will like it.
Hi Swasthi..I am pregnant n living in the US.Have tried so many indian chicken food here but didn’t like it at all… this particular recipe is so perfect.it reminded me of my moms food.The only words that came out from me after tasting my chicken made with your recipe is “God bless you”..really i so mean it.
Thanks a ton for the wishes Supriya.
Good luck and may god bless you too!!
Hi Swasti, thank you for this lovely recipe. The kodi kura turned out great! My family members love it! I’ve shared your website with friends and relatives.
Incidentally we are a Chinese family, crazy about authentic Indian food.
Thank you for your generous sharing. ???
Hi Suat Aik
You are welcome. Glad to know you. I am very happy to know chicken curry turned out good.
Thanks for sharing the website with your friends and relatives.
Have a great week ahead!
Hi swasti I tried it today came out very very nice , i had added two green chillies grinding with poppy seeds my hubby likes non veg dishes to be hottt.. And other all same process you mentioned… Thanks a lottttt…?
Happy to know it came out good.
Thanks for sharing the outcome
Tried it and came out well but was less spicy…. Thank you
For more spice you can add 2 to 3 cloves and 1 inch more of cinnamon stick in the garam masala powder. If you want it to be more hot, then 1 to 2 green chilies will do. Thanks for sharing the outcome.
hi… can i use chicken masala ?
Yes you can use