How to make Chicken Kurma -

Chicken cooked in rich creamy gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Chicken Kurma

Chicken Kurma Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Kurma Recipe

  • Chicken 1 kilogram

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Onion 4 medium

  • Red chillies 6

  • Garlic 2 cloves

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom 3-4

  • Coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Fresh cream 1/4 cup


Step 1

Clean, wash and skin chicken. Cut chicken into twelve to fourteen pieces. Soak poppy seeds in one cup of warm water for ten minutes. Drain. Peel, wash and slice onions. Deseed red chillies.

Step 2

Peel and wash garlic. Peel, wash and grind ginger to a fine paste. Grind poppy seeds with red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, green cardamoms and scraped coconut.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and cook till they are translucent. Add ginger paste and stir for fifteen seconds.

Step 4

Add chicken pieces and cook on high heat for five minutes, stirring continuously. Make sure the chicken does not brown.

Step 5

Stir in the ground paste and add one cup of water. Add salt and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Reduce heat and add beaten yogurt. Simmer for five minutes.

Step 7

Stir in fresh cream just before serving.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.