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Chicken Urundai Kulambu

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 10:22:00 PM

Chicken Kofta Curry is made with minced chicken cooked in a delicious creamy Curry. There are two ways to make koftas we can either fry the chicken balls in oil for some time and then add it to the curry or we can directly add the uncooked balls to the curry both tastes delicious. " Indian Meatballs soaked in delicious creamy curry " .

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Serving Size          :  6 people

Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cooking Time       : 40 minutes

Quantity Ingredients for Chicken Kofta Curry
For Seasoning the chicken
1/2 kg Chicken without bones
2 tbsp  Roasted channa dal powder
1/2  Onion
1/2 tsp Chili powder
1 Green Chili

Coriander leaves

Salt to taste 

For Kofta Curry
2 Tbsp Oil

2 Bay leaves , 1 Cinnamon stick, 2 Cardamom, 2 Cloves
1/2 tspCumin Seeds
1 inchGinger 
2Green Chilies
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 large Onion
2 large Tomato 
1.5 tspChili powder
1 tspCoriander powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
4 tbsp Yogurt / Curd 

Coriander Leaves

Salt to taste

Cooking Method

Step 1) In a blender add boneless chicken pieces and shred the chicken by giving few pulses.You can also use store bought minced chicken.

Step 2) Next season the chicken with Egg, Onion, green chiles, Roasted channa dal powder(pottu kadalai maavu) , chilli powder, salt, coriander leaves and mix well to combine everything together.

Step 3) After mixing make medium sized kofta balls, before that grease your hands with some oil so that the meat doesn't stick to your hands. Fry the chicken balls in oil until golden on all the sides.

Step 4) Next to make base for our Kofta Curry heat 2 tsp oil and add the onion, ginger and garlic. Once the onions are browned add tomatoes,and the masalas - turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, chili powder , some water and cook until they are soft.

Step 5) Transfer the contents to a blender and grind it to a smooth paste.

Step 6) Now in a pan heat oil and add whole spices bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves and cumin seeds and green chilies. Then add the onion tomato puree and cook it for 7- 10 min minutes to get rid of the raw smell.

Step 6) Once you see some oil oozing out of the mixture it is right time to add the Curd (yogurt), required salt and mix well. Finally add the fried Chicken balls, cover and let it simmer for 5 - 7 minutes.

Step 8) Finally add coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

Our Delicious Chicken Kofta curry is ready to be served.It is an excellent side dish for rice, Chappathi, Roti and pulaos. Some times i make American chophouse just by frying the noodles and add this curry on the top and serve with egg. You can replace the chicken with any kind of meat and the curry tastes really good .Please do try this chicken meatball recipe and share you feedback with us.Happy Cooking :)


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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