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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chicken Kurma / Stew and GCC award again;)



Kurma / Korma gets its origin from Mughlai cuisine of India. Its a kind of curry or stew prepared with spices boiled in coconut milk. It can be prepated with vegetables or chicken / mutton / egg.


Ingredients:
Chicken - 250 gms
Onions - 1, medium sized, chopped
Tomatoes - 2 , medium sized, chopped
Green chillies - 2, chopped
Bay leaf - 1, small
Cinnamon stick - 1, small
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon (as spicy required)
Drumsticks(Moringa/Murangakkai) - 1, cut into 2 inch length pieces
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Corinader leaves - few, chopped
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tablespoons

For paste:
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Khus Khus / Melon seeds - 2 teaspoons OR Cashews - 6-8
Fennel seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
water - 1/2 cup


Method:
Grind the paste ingredients to a very fine paste.

Heat oil in a pan. Once it is hot, add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves and fry for a minute.

Add onions and fry until they are golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few mintues.

Then add tomatoes, drumsticks and fry until oil seperates out. Add chicken, chilli powder, turmeric powder and 2 cups of

water.

Boil it until chicken and drumsticks are cooked. Add salt and grinded paste and bring it to a boil.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/idli/dosa.


Cooking time : 30-40 minutes
Serves 3-4 persons.


And this month too, I got second place :) for my Grilled Apple & Mango with Strawberry Jelly recipe in the "GRILLED FRUIT DESSERTS" a Food event conducted by Great Cooks Community .




Thank you friends and members of GCC!!!

24 Comments:

notyet100 said...

congrts,..good gng...chicken stew looks yum...

Priti said...

chicken stew looking gud and Congrats for the award...don't worry dear...from 2nd ..1st place is not very far...so enjoy

sowmya said...

congrats!!grilled food salad was indeed very good..

Sanhita said...

The chicken looks great. Congrats on your award.
Happy Cooking.

srikars kitchen said...

congrats .... enjoy dear....

rekhas kitchen said...

wow vani again you got 2nd place great keep going i wish you will get 1st place next time chicken kurma looks perfect i neveradd drumstick will try this congrats for the award

Anisheetu said...

Congratulations on the award dear... spring rolls photo looks really great!!!

Valarmathi said...

Congrats for the award and my wishes to you to reach first place soon. Chicken kurma looks delicious.

Thank you vani for your award to me. And double surprise for you in blog.

Jil Jil said...

Congrats for the award!!!!!! Chicken & Drumstick a different combination....looks yummy....

Shreya said...

Congrats! chicken stew looks good:-) Have never tried chicken with drumsticks in the gravy...

Cham said...

I make the same way kurma, adding drumstick brings such an aromatic and succulent flavor to the kurma & meat. Drooling :)
Congrats once again to win

SriLekha said...

i too prepare chicken kuruma in the same way. thats looking too good and congrats on ur award and u r rocking vani!

kamala said...

Chicken with drumstick is new to me...Love to have with parota..Congrats Vani

Sujatha said...

Congrats on your award, and your chicken kuruma is mouth watering..

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

congrats on winning second place again!!

the korma looks delicious..so does the spring/ ;-) veggies rolls!!

Madhavi said...

Congratulations dear, m very happy for u :))) Keep rocking !!!!

Suma Rajesh said...

congrats on awards...chicken stew looks tempting and delicious..good combo with palappams..

Madhavi said...

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Ramya Bala said...

Congrats again Vani and the chick looks cool with drumstick...

notyet100 said...

WHERE R U,..?,..WHERE IS UR TODAYS POST...WE FINSIHED YAR TODAY IS LAST DAY,..FEELIN SO RELIEVED,..:-)

Illatharasi said...

@ Priyanka, Priti, Sowmya,Sanhia, Sripriya, Rekha, Sheetal, Valar, Jil Jil, Shreya, Cham, Sri, Kamala, Sujatha, JZ, Madhavi, Suma, Ramya ---- Thanks friends for those encouraging comments.... I felt I have won the first place ;)

Illatharasi said...

Me too so much relieved Priyanka.... first thing to do is to take a break atleast this weekend ;)

Suhee said...

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Jeena said...

This looks BEAUTIFUL! My hubby would especially love to eat this, it looks so wonderful and tasty.