Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Kodi Kura/ Andhra Chicken Curry


Chicken with bones - 750 g (use mixed pieces, diced in to big bite size pieces, wash remove excess water from it)
Chilli powder - 3 tsp or more (I like non vege dishes to be hot)
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Ginger and Garlic paste - 3 tsp each

Marinate chicken pieces with gg paste, turmeric and chilli powder until needed.

*Oil - (when u pour oil it should cover the whole area of the surface of the cooking dish)
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

Onions - Chopped finely (qty if u put chicken pieces in a plate onions should be half the qty of chicken in a plate)

Kashmiri chilli powder - 2 tsp
*Home made Masala Powder - 4 tsp

Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - handful
(chopped finely)


1) Heat a large non.stick pan which is heavy based underneath, add oil as described heat it up,
add curry leaves crisp a little add onions and fry until light brown.

2) Add marinated chicken pieces along with the marination and fry until chicken looses it's pink colour and water which releases it. Add now masala powder, kashmiri chilli powder and fry.

3) Add 1 and 1/2 cups of water bring to boil and simmer for 10 mins.cover. keep stirring time to time.

4) Add salt to taste, following with coriander leaves mix and cook until chicken is cooked through until way is formed when u slide the spatula and oil floats on top.

Serve with Rice or Garelu and Yoghurt on side.

Note :

1) Home made masala (no need to roast the spices) :-

6 tsp Coriander seeds, 2 tsp Poppyseeds, 10 Cloves, 8 Cardamom, Cinnamon stick 2 inch - grind these in to powder using coffee grinder. Remaining powder keep it closed in airtight container or use for other recipes which I have used in earlier posts.

2) If u think there is lot of oil after u finished cooking rest for 1 hr or so, oil which comes up u can take it off with the help of a spoon.

3) Can add water 1/2 cup more.

4) If you are lucky to get Natu kodi (this is what we call in Andhra) it tastes even delicious.

Left over Twist:

If you got left over chicken curry then do Chicken Pulao with it. Instead of adding chicken and cutting onions, I simply add this curry along with the spices I have mentioned in there and it is quick and quite easy too.

Meaning (Spices):

Kodi = Chicken
White Poppy seeds = Gasagasalu (in Telugu)

© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu