Creamy Chicken Kurma Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious and creamy Chicken Kurma, a traditional South Indian dish packed with flavors. This easy recipe is perfect for a family-friendly meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Serving
Calories 300 kcal


  • - 500g chicken cut into pieces
  • - 1 large onion finely chopped
  • - 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker or pan. Add chopped onions and green chilies, sauté until onions turn golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add chicken pieces and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and yogurt. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles or simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Once the pressure releases, open the lid and sprinkle garam masala. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.


Nutrition information (per serving):
  • Calories: 300
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
Keyword Chicken Kurma



Protein-rich, flavorful, creamy dish


Serving Tips:

Serve hot with steamed rice or roti. Pair with raita or salad for a balanced meal.


Tips and tricks of recipe: .

Marinate chicken with yogurt and spices for extra tenderness and flavor.


Variations of recipe:

Add vegetables like carrots and peas for a nutritious twist. Substitute coconut milk with cream for a richer texture.



5 FAQs & answers based on people also search for:

Can I use boneless chicken for Chicken Kurma?

Yes, you can use boneless chicken for this recipe.


Is Chicken Kurma spicy?

You can adjust the spice level according to your preference.


Can I make Chicken Kurma without coconut milk?

Yes, you can substitute coconut milk with cream or milk.


How can I make Chicken Kurma healthier?

Use lean chicken cuts and low-fat yogurt for a healthier version.


Can I freeze Chicken Kurma?

Yes, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months.



Enjoy the rich and creamy flavors of this traditional Chicken Kurma recipe. It’s a perfect dish for family dinners or special occasions. Customize it to suit your taste preferences and explore different variations for a unique culinary experience.