August 30, 2014

Nilgiri Chicken Korma/step by step pictures/Simple,spicy mint cilantro chicken gravy for rice n rotis/south indian popular chicken recipes

My 5 years old Mahadev is pure non vegetarian same like papai..last 2 weeks back he strongly asked for chicken curry..When I browsed web for famous south indian chicken recipes,a name called nilgiri chciekn kurma attracted  my eyes..Without doing late,browsed for recipe in youtube n web..I want to cook it perfectly without ruining its originality.It`s not fair to spoil the recipe which si very popular..I admire some times,where my lazy ness goes while brwosing for long times,just for a single recipe...:)

O.K.Coming to the recipe,this is a combination of mint,cilantro and a rich fine paste..The paste is a combination of  coconut,cashews and poppy seeds...These are main ingredients in the recipe and it`s a perfect dish for rotis and hot white rice too.You peple may know,that Iam green color devotee..Along with my favorite green herbs this other rich ingredients gave a good taste to this curry.iam will like it...



Chicken- 1 kg
onion-1 big
red chili powder-to taste
ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
turmeric powder-1 tsp
garam masala-1 tsp
oil-2 tbsp
black cumin-1 tsp
fennel seeds-1 tsp
green cardamom pods-2
cinamon stick-1 inch small


cilantro leaves-1 cup
mint leaves-1 1/2 cup tightly packed
green chili-4-5
coconut fresh-1/3 cup
poppy seeds/khus khus/gasa gasalu-1 tbsp


Wash chicken several times and keep aside...

In mixy jar,blend cilantro leaves,mint leaves,green chili into fine paste..I love that colour ..;)

Next grind coconut,cashews and poppy seeds with little bit of water,very finely..

Now heat pressure cooker with oil add whole spices,which I given under oil..Saute for 30 seconds and add onion..

Cook onion til soft and add green paste..let it cook for 5 minutes in low flame..then add  chicken..Mix carefully and cook for 5 minutes in medium flame.

Now add chili powder,salt,ginger garlic paste and mix well..cook for 5 minutes and add coconut ground paste..

Then combine every thing well and add 1/2-3/4 cup of water this time.Close with lid and pressure cook for 15 minutes in medium flame or for 3 whistles.

Finally turn off and check it out..Serve hot with white rice or rotis..along with lemon wedge and onion slices..


  1. Loooks too tempting and a nice recipe well explained.

  2. Just like you... I go through a few recipes and take the tips, and make it! If it turns well, it is up on the blog otherwise it doesn't... hehe... this kurma looks so good, gotto try...

  3. Looks super tempting dear.. Love it..


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