Kodi Kura - Andhra style Chicken Curry

Today is one of our blogger buddy Shama's birthday  and few of our friends decided to shower her virtually.
I made this yummy and spicy,flavorful Andhra style chicken curry.This recipe is so simple and easy,the highlight of the recipe is the freshly ground spice powder.This is no coconut version and adapted the recipe from here.Lets move on to the recipe...............

Basic Information
Recipe Source ~ Divya's Culinary Journey
Preparation Time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 30-35 minutes
Serves ~4


Chicken(with bones)2 lbs
Onion/ vengayam(finely chopped)2 (medium size)
Tomato(pureed)2 (medium size)
Ginger&garlic paste2 tbs
Red chilly powder2 tsp
Coriander powder2 tsp
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai1 sprig
Coriander leaves/kothamalli1tbs(chopped)
Salt11/2-2 tsp
Oil3 tbs

To Roast and Grind

Fennel seeds/sombhu1 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds/kasakasa1 tsp
Cinnamon/pattai/lavangam1 inch

For the tempering

Cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Star anise1


  • Clean and cut the chicken to a bite size pieces and add 1/2 tsp of salt,turmeric powder and chilly powder.Mix it well and keep it.
  • Meanwhile dry roast the given ingredients in a pan and grind it to a semi coarse powder,keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil crackle the cumin seeds and star anise.Then add in the curry leaves and onion,saute till it becomes transparent. 
  • Add the ginger&garlic paste,continue sauteing till the raw smell disappears.Now goes in the tomato puree and cook it for couple of minutes.
  • powder and coriander powder,give it a mix.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook it for couple of minutes till it changes the color,add in the remaining salt,coriander powder and the ground spice powder.Add around a cup of water.
  • Cook it covered in a medium flame till the chicken becomes tender.
  •  Andhra chicken curry is ready.
  • Serve it rice or pulao.


  • The amount of spices given is for a medium spicier version.
  • Here I used the chicken legs and thighs.


Semma chicken curry, thookuthu :)

yumm.. droolworthy chicken curry...

Thank you sis....feeling blessed !!! ..drooling chicken !!

This Kodi kura is just inviting me, wat a droolworthy Andhra style chicken curry, mouth watering here, fantastic virtual treat for Shama.

I love chicken! This made me drool.. :P Bookmarked this recipe! :)

It’s a good recipe but this is not Andhra style chicken curry. This is more like chettinad as style or Tamil style chicken curry.

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