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Monday, November 11, 2013

Kodi Kura - Andhra Style Chicken Curry | Chicken Kura recipe

As the weather is getting cold, I was craving for something spicy. Hence I cooked this Andhra style chicken curry, this weekend. I got this Kodi Kura recipe from one of our family friend. I had tasted this once at her home, I liked it so much that I had got the recipe from her then. But I tried it only now and the gravy came out really well. In the recipe she had given around 2 or more teaspoons of chilli powder, but I reduced it to 1 1/2 teaspoons. That is the only adjustment I made. This Kodi Kura is so flavorful, spicy and delicious that it is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Chicken curry Andhra style
Kodi Kura

Kodi Kura - An Andhra style chicken curry

Spicy and flavorful Andhra style chicken curry. This can be served with rice, dosa, chappatti or parotta.
Prep time (including marinating time 30mins):   Cooking time:   Total time:
Yield: about 3 - 4 servings

Ingredients :

To Marinate

Chicken, 2 lbs
Chilli powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons (adjust as per your heat tolerance level)
Turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Salt, required for the chicken

Other ingredients

Oil, 2 tablespoons
Cumin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Star Anise, 1 no.
Red onion, 1 large (finely chopped)
Curry leaves, 2 sprig
Tomatoes, 2 nos
Ginger garlic paste, 2 Tablespoons
Home made masala powder, from the recipe below
Coriander powder, 1 tablespoon
Salt, adjust to taste (as it is already added in the chicken, take care while adding to the gravy)
Cilantro to garnish

For Home made masala powder

Fennel seeds, 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Poppy seeds, 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon, 1'' long
Cloves, 5 nos
Cardamom, 4 nos
Kodi Kura
Andhra style Chicken Curry
How to make Kodi Kura?
  1. Clean and wash the chicken and cut them into required size pieces. Then to them add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and required salt and mix well and set them aside for atleast 30 minutes.
  2. Puree the tomatoes and set them aside.
  3. Grind the ingredients listed under 'for home made masala powder' into fine powder and set them aside.
  4. In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds, star anise and fry for a minute. Then add the finely chopped onions and curry leaves and fry till the onions turn translucent. 
  5. Then add the pureed tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes. 
  6. Then add the marinated chicken, coriander powder, homemade masala powder and mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes..
  7. Then add a cup of water and adjust the salt as required. Mix well and cover and cook it for atleast 10 minutes in medium flame. 
  8. Then check the consistency of the gravy and let it simmer in low flame till the oil starts separating.
  9. Then turn off the heat and garnish with cilantro leaves and serve.
It serves 3-4 adults.
Serve it with rice, roti or dosa.

Andhra Chicken Curry
Kodi Kura- Andhra style chicken curry
  • This gravy is suppose to be spicy. But adjust the chilli powder as per your requirement. 
  • Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes. The more time the better. 
  • The chicken while cooking lets out water. So adding one cup will be enough for the gravy.If needed, add 1/2 cup more water.
  • Cook in low flame till the oil starts seperating. Do not turn off the heat before that.
  • This can be cooked in pressure cooker too.


  1. chicken curry looks so spicy and inviting...excellent recipe will try it for sure, lovely clicks da!

  2. Delicious chicken curry. So well prepared.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a great looking chicken curry! And I bet it's delicious too!

  4. Wow! Looks spicy and tasty chicken curry!

  5. awesome clicks da :) so so so tempting :) makes me drool

  6. it looks so good.so tempting.

  7. what a great looking chicken curry!!! i'm sure it tastes yum too...

  8. OMG this Andra chicken is so tempting and delectable,,... I am drooling here...

  9. Made this curry today & served with Rotis,it turned out awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

  10. Very nice recipe. I made it once and now I am hooked to this Will make it again soon when I have company

  11. Wow this looks great! I love all the flavors going on here! My family will love this.

  12. This looks really tasty - and I agree a little spice as the weather cools down!

  13. I am always looking for new curries and need to use up my spices. I can't wait to try this one.

  14. I LOVE this! This chicken looks outstanding!

  15. This is packed with flavors and perfect for cold winter days!

  16. This is so tempting! I'm trying to baby step my husband into curry dishes. He's been ok with a milder form. Now It's time to try this spicy one! It's looks fantastic!


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