Chicken Kurma


Written by Mullai

Modest, friendly and hardworking. With perfection comes ego.. "Virgoans Rule"..


  1. VRS

    Can you please post the typical hotel’s dosai and idly in Madras. I am sure they are adding something that tastes different than homemade ones. And I am longing to eat with the thengai chuteny sold in those railway station platforms. Ohhhh I can still smell that aroma from those chutneys. I tried your Rathna cafe sambar it was out of the world and I make that all the time for my dosais.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. radhika

    hi mullai how r u.where do you get the chicken. i bought fresh ones twice but it was not good because it was layer type. can u tell me where we can get good one. sorry for asking such a silly me.

    1. Mullai


      I normally buy mine in bulk from Sams club. Either tyson or Members mark whichever is available at store. Fresh chicken might be good, but, will have to make a trip to the grocery store every week, which I would like to avoid. The reason being that I would end up buying a lot more of other things out of temptation.

    1. Mullai

      Latha, you can use mixed vegetables or if you wish go with any one veggie, then try Brinjal, Potato, Cauliflower, zucchini, Tomato, the list goes on…Try and let me know.

      1. Latha

        Hi Mrs Mullai,

        Tried this recipe with mix vegetables as you suggested, taste was very good, my husband liked it very much. But it was a little spicy for us, I normally reduce the red chili powder but I forgot to do the same with this recipe, anyhow the next time I will reduce it. Thank you very much for the recipe and for your quick reply as well.

  3. Lakshmi Mani1

    Hi Mullai,

    Do ur recipes include fresh chicken or frozen ones? The procedure mentions to cook the gravy for 10 mts will that do for the chicken to get cooked? How long approximately should I let the gravy to boil after adding the coconut milk?

    Regarding the chicken Biriyani recipe the cup measure of rice does it mean the cup that comes along with the rice cooker?Please clear my questions.


  4. madan_venugopal

    Hi Mullai, Your recipes are awesome. I tried the pattani kurma which came out to be really delicious. I have a doubt regarding chicken kurma. Please let me know if we need to marinate chicken for this dish. Also should we add ground cocunut instead of milk. I followed the exact instructions but unfortunately for me, The chicken did not get the masala and the cocunut milk did not thicken the korma.

    1. Mullai

      Madan Venugopal,

      There is no harm in marinating chicken with little turmeric and salt, but not really necessary. Same way adding ground coconut is also ok, my recipe calls for coconut milk bcos, I like it like a stew…. If you need very thick consistency then add ground coconut or thick coconut milk or combination of both. Normally kurma in our side (Chennai) means something thicker than stew, that's why the chicken looks pale yellow with little masala sticking to it. Whereas the same looks like a curry in Andhra. Its a matter of personal preference too, so adjust according to your taste.

  5. sivasankari

    Hi Mullai, You are doing great. I luv your website. This is one which impressed me a lot and to check regularly. All ur receipes are tasty. how to make chicken kurma with curd? reply me.

    1. Mullai

      Thank you Sankari, keep visiting for more exciting recipes. Actually tasted one such in a restaurant, they served it with chapatti, was literally looking white in colour. Will somehow mange to explore it and get back to you when I post it.

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