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kodi koora

May 24th, 2006 | By | Category: All Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Curries & Gravies, Non-Veg Recipes

Kodi Kura (Traditional Andhra Chicken Curry)

Andhra cuisine is a blend of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Major part of non-vegetarian dishes are made of chicken, meat and sea food like fish,prawns and crabs. The most important spices used in Andhra region are ginger, garlic, cumin, fenugreek, cinanmom, cloves, cardamom, poppy seeds, coriander seeds,star ani seed and bay leaves.

Kodi koora (Chicken curry) is one of the most popular dish in Andhra. Garelu (A snack made with urad dal) and kodi koora is considered to be a great combination in Andhra. This is a curry which is prepared with cubes of chicken cooked with onions and home-made masala.


Chicken – 500 gms (cut into cubes)

Onions – 8 finely chopped

Green chililes – 5 to 6 (slit into two halves)

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Turmeric – 1 tsp

Chillie powder – 2 tb sp

Salt to taste

oil – 3 tb sp

water – 2 cups

Poppy seeds (gasagasalu) – 6 tb sp

Cloves (lavangalu) – 6

Cardamom (elaichi) – 3

Small cinanmon stick (dalchini)

Coriander seeds (dhaniyalu) – 2 tb sp

Cashew nuts – 2 to 3 tb sp

Ginger – 1″ piece

Garlic – 3 pods


1. Grind poppy seeds, cloves, elaichi, cinanmon stick, coriander seeds, cashew nuts, ginger, and garlic to smooth paste.

2. Wash chicken cubes with water. Add ground masala paste,2 tb sp of chillie powder, a pinch of turmeric, and salt, leave aside for 15 mts.

3. Heat oil in a kadhai, add chopped onions, a pinch of turmeric, curry leaves, green chillies and fry till golden brown.

4. Add chicken cubes and mix well. cover with a lid for 4 mts and let it cook on medium-low flame

5. Remove the lid, add 2 cups of water, cover and cook on medium flame till the chicken pieces turn soft. salt can be added at this point if not sufficient. once the chicken is soft, cook in high flame till the gravy turns thick.

6. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice or chapathis. This goes well with both rice and chapathis too.


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  1. hey sowji.. thanks a lo for providing this recipe.. i tried it he first time and it worked, jus some turmeric went extra… ny ways post some more recipes like this n each me hw to cook 🙂

  2. Thanks kalyan, Would you surely post some more soon.

  3. thanks gruha laxmi 4 the super recipe.sheeba

  4. nice recipe sowjanya.. keep posting. do u know how to make chinthapandu pulihora.. if u know pls do post ok na .. chicken recipe is wonderful.

  5. Emmanueal,

    Thanks for dropping by. Will surely post the recipe soon.

  6. just the blog i was looking for…new to cooking and very new to andhra cuisine.
    I jus enjoy trying ur dishes
    thanx…n its a wonderful job

  7. Neeru,

    Good to see your comments. Do let me know how the dishes turned up. Pls feel free to e-mail me (mommyskitchen@gmail.com) if you need any help. I’d love to do so.

  8. hello sowjanya,

    I tried ur kodi kura today. its delicious. I have added nuvvula podi and dhaniya powder. its too gud. i am collecting all receipes. Could u mail me ur all receipes…

  9. Soujanya garu,

    Thanks, maa laanti telugu vaallki (intiki dooram gaa unde vaariki ) ee blog pedda inspiration.

    Eee weekend kodi koora vodutunna 😀

    Next week ki gongura chicken recipie publish chestaara?


  10. Hi Naveen,

    naa recipes nachinanduku thanks. sorry I could’nt post a reply immediately. tondaralo gongura chicken recipe publish chestanu. Thanks much for dropping by.

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