Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chicken Diet Kurma

I cant imagine preparing kurma without cashew nuts or else with freshly grated coconut. But recently for a change to our usual kurma, i tried my hands for a low fat kurma using yogurt,poppyseeds and roasted gram dal aka pottukadalai. This diet kurma turned out simply awesome, even the texture of this kurma ressembles quite like the usual coconut based kurma.Serve this kurma with any sort of dish, i can definitely say that everyone will definitely lick their fingers. An incredible kurma, goes awesome as a prefect gravy with rice,rotis,idlis,dosas and even with toasted bread slices. If you want to skip coconut,cashews in your kurma,give a try to this kurma. I want to call this kurma absolutely as diet kurma as its suits prefectly for non vegetarian dieting people too.

1kg Chicken (chopped as medium pieces)
1tbsp Lemon juice
1tbsp Coriander powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder

Marinate the chicken pieces with lemon juice,turmeric powder and coriander powder with enough salt atleast for 2hours and keep aside.

2nos Whole spices (bayleaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom)
2nos Onions (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped finely)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger paste
1tsp Garlic paste
Mint leaves (chopped)

To Grind:
5nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
1tbsp Poppyseeds
1cup Yogurt
3tbsp Roasted gramdal/Pottukadalai

Grind all the ingredients from the list to grind as fine thick paste and keep aside.

Heat the oil and fry the whole spices until they turns brown, add immediately the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste,slit opened green chillies and saute everything until the raw smell goes away..

Add now the marinated chicken pieces to the veggies,cook everything for 5minutes.

Now add the grounded paste and cook everything in simmer for few minutes.

Add enough water and cook everything until the chicken pieces get well cooked.

Finally add the mint leaves and put off the stove.

Serve hot.


  1. No doubt..Absolutely this is finger licking recipe...Tempting and love this diet version..

  2. Super inviting ...Join me in Fast Food Event - Poha here :

  3. Real inviting Title Priya... Loved this low fat version...

  4. Looks delish Priya, love the name given :)
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Wishes to you and Family!!!

  5. i love chicken curry without coconut.. tempting and delicious curry..

  6. Could not have asked for a more healthier and yummier recipe.. simply love it!

  7. mouth watering dish ....yummmm

  8. Absolutely delicious...very inviting and tempting.

  9. Love this low fat kurma,looks awesome,thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow tempting diet kurma!!! Happy holidays sis!!!

  11. What a lovely twist in kurma preparation...Homestly I had no idea kurma was made with coconut milk...thanks for that knowledge :)


  12. Despite being healthy the kurma looks so tempting...

  13. I too make kurma using poppy seeds and this taste yummm....

  14. Excellent tips & method about recipes, you have a wide range of indian recipes list available, helpful site - thanks
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  15. never tried using fried gram for chicken, but poppy seeds i use for my chicken curry. thanks for sharing this healthy cashew substitutes


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