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Shahi Chicken Kurma

Shahi means royal and Kurma refers to a dish prepared using either yogurt, cream, nuts or coconut milk. And this recipe is termed royal cause it makes use of most of the above ingredients... and it is truly worth all the effort. Its a typical north Indian dish and not something that can be made quickly... I make it when I want a change from the usual spicy curries that form the norm at my home.

First step, grind cashew nuts with ginger & garlic paste, cumin seeds and coriander powder.

Fry chopped onions along with cloves, cardamom and cinnamon till the onion turns translucent.

That's translucent enough... (I like that word, translucent)

Now add the ground cashew nut paste, chillie powder and the washed chicken pieces.

Mix it up well and fry for a few minutes...

Now add whisked yogurt, bout half a cup and mix it up well. Then add appropriate quantity of water, salt and pressure cook till the meat is tender (bout three whistles time).

Now add a little coconut milk, bout one third a cup and boil the curry...

Add raisins towards the end and boil till the curry thickens a bit... till you get the desired consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve...

There you go, this delightfully rich and luxuriant curry is ready to be devoured... goes well with chappathi and roti. This dish has got a certain distinctive flair... the sweetness and creaminess caused by the raisins and the yogurt is in a way gratifying. So have fun cooking, eating and living.

Comments

Susan Deborah said…
Somebody is turning a sure foodie blogger!

Yum.

Joy always,
Susan
BackStage said…
like the way you explain it neatly like- Shahi means royal and Kurma refers to a dish prepared using either yogurt, cream, nuts or coconut milk. Even the prev post where you tell what makes a basic white sauce..will be tryin all this during weekends!
Karen Xavier said…
Saj, Susan & Gibsy... thanks guys :)
Jane Hamilton said…
okay...it's lunch time, and I am reading this, and it is sooooo not helping my cravings right now!! :P

Anyway, this looks yummy, and you are really good at these food posts! Nice pics too!

Keep 'em coming...
Karen Xavier said…
Candice Martins - looks absolutely yummy
Karen Xavier said…
Hey Jane, nice to see you here
Karen Xavier said…
Jane, if I inspire my sister to cook I think that will be an accomplishment. When I come home, I think we should all get together and I'll cook us all something... Gibsy included.
BackStage said…
@Karen: Yaaaaay!! :D
BackStage said…
And pl post a blog on some cake when you have time... I would really love to try one.. have always failed miserably at baking one and it lands faster in a bin rather than in our tummy!
PurpleHeart said…
Yummy yum !!!
Anonymous said…
wonderful.nowsendsomeoveraswell
Karen Xavier said…
Gibsy, will post a cake recipe soon...

Sandhya, :o)

Anonymous, it would be easier to send some over if I know who you are...
Susan Deborah said…
My mother is turning a fan, now! She wants to try this chicken curry next time. If she had seen this a bit earlier she would have prepared it. Now its another chicken here.

Joy always,
Susan
Karen Xavier said…
Hey Susan, I already love your mother! Yay! My mother saw my blog and made this chicken curry too, the funny thing is I got this recipe from her long back... she made it once and then must have forgotten bout it. I liked it then & had written it down.

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