Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Chicken Kofta Kurma

Cooking is always have been a passion for me, especially when my husband loves my cooking and gets very happy when I take the effort to cook varieties of food for him to try. Being some one who always travel all around the globe, he have tasted lots of food and remembers it when I cook for him. Blogging have been an advantage for anyone who love to cook and try on new recipes, I get this recipes from my fellow blogger sisters who share the same passion.

Many of us definitely know Priya from Priya's Versatile Recipes where she have even done a guest post for me Vegan Christmas Fruit Cake. I have known Priya for few months now and I was digging some chicken recipes in her archive and found this recipe, as you all know I really admire her cooking and photography skills trying her recipe was exciting. I love Chicken Kofta Kurma as it was so creamy and thick not forgetting you would ask for more once you taste it.

Now let's look at how to cook this wonderful, lip-smacking dish;


For Chicken Balls:
3 Chicken breast pieces (I used 250g of minced chicken)
1 Onion (big & chopped)
1tsp Garam masala powder
1 Green chilly (chopped)
1tbsp Corn flour

For Kurma:
1 onion (chopped)
2 tomatoes (chopped)
2 green chillies (slit opened)
1tbsp ginger garlic paste
1cup yogurt
5 cashewnuts
1tbsp coriander powder
1/2tsp red chilly powder
1tsp cumin powder
2 tbsp grated coconut
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
Chopped coriander leaves
Chopped mint leaves

In a bowl mix all the ingredients for chicken balls and make medium sized balls and keep aside.

Blend coconut, cashew nuts and yogurt to a fine paste without adding any water and keep aside.

Heat 3 tbsp of oil, fry cinnamon stick, star anise, onion, green chilli and tomato until aromatic. 

Then add ginger garlic paste and salt cook until all the ingredients are soft

Now add coriander powder, chilli powder and cumin powder and stir for a few seconds.Then add all the blended ingredients to the veggies and cook until the raw smell is gone approximately 5 minutes. 

Then add the prepared chicken balls to the gravy and cover to cook for another 5 minutes without stirring, this is to ensure that the chicken balls cook without breaking loose.

Once the chicken balls are cooked, simmer the gravy in low heat until it thickens and oil is 
separated from the gravy, this shows that the gravy is done and ready to be served

Now our Chicken Kofta Kurma is ready to be served, garnish with coriander and mint leaves

Do try and let me know how it turned out!


  1. looks delicious!! and a new recipe for me...
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  2. Would love it with chapathis. Creamy n yummy korma

  3. Wow mouthwatering dish. Makes me hungry. Very well done.

  4. Delciious chicken kofta kurma.

  5. Love the gravy,perfectly made kofta ball..yum

  6. byummy and fav chicken.

  7. Wow i can't take my eyes out, perfect kofta curry!!!

  8. Very well made, some hot rotis and kofta curry would be perfect

  9. Very nice Arthy.. am just waiting to try out..

    1. Tq try n let me know how was it....

  10. Hi can I fry d kofta first bfore putting it into d gravy? Or do I jave to fry d minced chicken first bfore rolling it into kofta balls

    1. u can fry the kofta before adding it to the gravy...

    2. Ok bt do i have to fry d minced chicken before I roll it to kofta balls? Thank u so much..


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Arthy Suman