For the next thali in the series, I want to showcase a typical Andhra Thali featuring non vegetarian dishes. When it comes to making non veg dishes on special occasions or even Sundays, we make it a point to make some dry items, mostly masala rice or pulao. Sometimes when we want to pair it with Biryani, the side dish becomes little mild and not your regular spicy stuff. In this case the biryani flavour has to be more.
We made this thali couple of weeks back. Since we have vegetarians to cater too, it was decided that we make Tomato Pulao. Kids normally prefer chicken, so it will have to feature on the table. On the other hand, there is always a sweet and a paan that's mandatory for any Non Veg thali too. I served ice cream and beda was there, but missed in the picture!
Andhra Chicken Kura | Kodi Kura
|Kodi Kura Andhra Style|
For the Gravy
Chicken - 500 gms
Onions, finely chopped - 1 cup
Curry leaves - 5 -6
Fennal seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Chili powder - 2 tsp
Masala paste - 2 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Tomato puree - 3/4 cup
Water - 2 cups
Coriander leaves for garnish
Onion - 1/2 cup
Coconut - 2 tsp,
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 2",
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
How to prepare Chicken Curry
Wash and cut into bite size pieces. Drain the chicken in a colander.
For the ground masala, take all the ingredients and grind to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
Heat a kadai with oil, add onions. saute well. When the onions starts turning colour, add the curry leaves and fennel seeds.
When the onions are turning colour, add the drained chicken, and cook on high. Add turmeric powder and salt. Cover with lid and cook in simmer for 10 mins.
Remove lid and add ginger garlic paste. Continue cooking on high and keep sauteing.
Add Coriander powder, Chili powder, mix well. Cook for couple of minutes. Then add the ground masala and combine everything well.
When the water is all evaporated, add tomato puree and cook. Then add water and coriander leaves. Bring to boil.
Simmer for 10 - 15 mins or till chicken is cooked.
|Andhra Chicken Curry|
This goes for my Indian Thali Mela