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Spicy Andhra Chicken Curry

An Andhra style Chicken curry made with homemade masalas, its superbly spicy and tastes delicious with roti or rice. This curry uses a homemade masala with basic ingredients like coriander seeds and cumin seeds for beautiful aroma, poppy seeds for creaminess and dried red chilies for that kick of heat. We generally make this curry to go with rotis but this time, we made with our favorite Medu vada or Garelu. There is a song in telugu cinema called “Kodi koora chilli gare” because Medu vada or garelu and chicken curry(kodi koora) are the best combination ever. Try it once and you will never go back to coconut chutney with garelu again(even though coconut chutney is the bomb)! 😀

Andhra style Chicken curry in a black bowl and spinach medu vada on a black plate.

First, what chicken should we use for this curry?

I love to use bone-in whole chicken, cut into medium size pieces, for my chicken curry, the curry in the above picture is made using cut up whole chicken. But, the curry in the below picture is made using boneless chicken thighs. Thighs are the most flavorful part of chicken in my opinion and the kids like them much better because they dont want to pick bones 🙄 . I generally don’t use chicken breast , but it works just fine in this recipe.

How to make the homemade masala powder?

This is my husband’s recipe, he is pretty creative when it comes to chicken 😀. Just dry roast following ingredients and make into a powder.

  1. Chana dal
  2. Coriander Seeds
  3. Cumin seeds
  4. Poppy seeds
  5. Fennel Seeds
  6. Dried red chilies
Andhra style Chicken curry with curry leaves on top and spinach medu vada in background.

Process to make this spicy Andhra chicken curry?

Its so easy to make this curry, I always say, its so easy to cook meat than vegetables.😀

  1. Dry roast Chana dal, Coriander Seeds, Cumin seeds, Poppy seeds, Fennel Seeds, Dried red chilies till they are aromatic. Let the seeds cool and make a powder and keep it aside.
  2. Add coconut oil to a deep and wide pan and let it heat up. Use a roughly chopped onion, curry leaves and green chilies and let them sauté till the onions are translucent.
  3. Add Ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell of garlic is gone, for about a minute. I use a homemade Ginger garlic paste but you can use a store-bought Ginger-garlic paste in a pinch. Find the homemade ginger garlic paste recipe here: Ginger Garlic Paste – Blissful Bites by Tay
  4. Add salt, Red chili powder and Turmeric and then chicken and let the chicken cook till water starts to come out of chicken.
  5. Next, Add the above freshly ground masala powder and cook the chicken till its almost white in color.
  6. Add tomatoes and cook the curry covered till the tomatoes are mushy. Add a cup of water and garam masala powder, we use homemade garam masala, recipe coming soon on blog.
  7. Cook it covered till the chicken is completely cooked and the curry get the desired consistency. Finish the curry off with chopped cilantro.
Process to make Chicken curry.

Recipe for Garelu or Medu Vada:

If you want the recipe for garelu, please click this picture below 👇 I usually add kale or Spinach to my vada to add some greens and make it a bit more nutritious.

How can you save this curry? Can you freeze it?

This curry stays good in refrigerator for 2-3 days. Just heat up on stove top or microwave with a little water added to the curry. This curry freezes really well too! Put it in the freezer-safe box and freeze it for up to 2 months. Thaw it overnight in refrigerator, transfer to a sauce pan, add a little water and heat up on stove-top. Serve it hot with your favorite side.

Spicy Andhra Chicken Curry

Recipe by Blissful Bites by TayCourse: Indian CurriesCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Total time

55

minutes

Spicy, simple and delicious Andhra Chicken curry.

Ingredients

Method

  • Dry roast Chana dal, Coriander Seeds, Cumin seeds, Poppy seeds, Fennel Seeds, Dried red chilies till they are aromatic. Let the seeds cool and make a powder and keep it aside.
  • Add coconut oil to a deep and wide pan and let it heat up. Use a roughly chopped onion, curry leaves and green chilies and let them sauté till the onions are translucent.
  • Add Ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • Add salt, Red chili powder and Turmeric and then chicken and let the chicken cook till water starts to come out of chicken.
  • Add the above freshly ground masala powder and cook the chicken till its almost white in color.
  • Add tomatoes and cook the curry covered till the tomatoes are mushy. Add a cup of water and garam masala powder.
  • Cook it covered till the chicken is completely cooked and the curry comes to a desired consistency. Finish the curry off with chopped cilantro.

Notes

  • This curry tastes the best with Jeera rice, Vegetable pulav, plain rice or roti. It also goes really well with dosa or vada like shown above.

Please do try this easy spicy Andhra chicken curry and let us know how you like it. We would love to hear from you!

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