Chicken Korma recipe/ Chicken Kurma recipe / How to make chicken kurma in pressure cooker


My mom use to prepare this Chicken Kurma very often, when served with idly it tastes delicious. I love this kurma a lot, also kids love this to core because of it’s mild spiciness and taste. We use to call this “Pachai kulambu(Green curry)”. Let us move on to the recipe…

Chicken Kurma / Chicken Korma

Chicken Kurma / Chicken Korma

Serves – 8 people

Preparation time – 15 mins

Cooking time – 15 mins


  • Chicken – 1 kg
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Mustard seeds –  ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp (or as per your taste)
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaf – a strand

For grinding:

  • Coconut (shredded or pieces) – 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • Anise/Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tsp
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Green chillies – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch
  • Cloves – 2 nos

Making of Chicken Kurma / Chicken Korma –


  • Clean the chicken. Cut into small pieces.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Grind all the ingredients together listed under the grinding list to a fine paste by adding water.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in the  mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add in the chicken, turmeric powder and salt and cook for few mins.
  • Now pour the grounded paste and cook for few mins or until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour 2 cups of water and wait till it boil, pressure-cook for 2 whistles.
  • Remove the lid, when the pressure subsides and serve hot.

Serve hot with Idly, dosa, rotis, puri and chapathi. Goes well for breakfast and dinner.

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