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Chicken/Turkey Kurma

- Submitted by Dahlia on 22nd Nov 2007

(Chicken Kurma, Turkey Kurma, Chicken Korma)

This south Indian chicken kurma recipes can be followed for preparing turkey kurma as well.

Chicken Kurma


  • Chicken/Turkey - 1 lb (cut into pieces)
  • Onion - 1 (sliced)
  • Kuskus - 2 tbsp
  • Cashews - 4
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilly - 5-7
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup (grated)
  • Yogurt (Curd) - 1/2 cup
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Cardamon - 3
  • Fennel seeds - ¼ tsp 
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cloves - 2 
  • Cinnamon sticks - 1
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Cilantro - for garnish 


  1. Soak kuskus in 1 cup warm water for 10 minutes and then grind it with green chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cashews,cardamom and coconut. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pan. Splutter fennel seeds.Add the bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon.
  3. Add sliced onions and fry them till they are translucent. Next add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell vanishes.
  4. Add the chicken/turkey pieces and saute for 2 minutes. Next add 1 cup water, yogurt and salt to it. Cover and cook till the chicken is almost done.
  5. At this stage add the ground paste and add the water required. Check for salt and let the kurma simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Garnish with cilantro. Chicken (or Turkey) kurma is ready to be served.

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Comments (8)

Person Raj Murali   (April 11, 2015)
Could you please add a page with names of spices in common languages with a photograph of the spice? Thanks
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 12, 2015)
There is a page with local names... check it put...
Person Aparup Sen   (June 10, 2016)
if u find this page on the internet , then please open a new tab and type the English names of spices and click search ! wait for 5 seconds or so and then you can see a picture of that particular spice and I think that u can recognize them by their pictures !!
Person Raj Murali   (April 11, 2015)
Awesome recipes and easy to make. Thank you
Person REKHA P   (September 8, 2014)
very nice really we have enjoyed
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 9, 2014)
Thank you.
Person cynthia samuel   (May 21, 2012)
i made this curry twice last week:) it tasted so nice..really enjoyed:) thankyou:) also your chicken fry recipe:)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 21, 2012)
Thanks Cynthia.

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