Moms Chicken Curry / White Chicken Curry / Vellai Chicken Curry/White chicken kurma

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This is a simple yet delicious chicken curry that pairs well with Dosa or idli, chapati, roti etc. This is a also a weekend weekday breakfast dish that pairs well with appams, idiappams and did I mention bread too.


Must haves : Chicken , Coconut, Cashew, Spices

Source : Amma /Mom

Serves : 4

Oil : 1 tbsp

Cloves : 4

Cinnamon : about 3 pieces (1 inch each)

Cardamom/Elaichi : 2

Onion : 2 medium Chopped

Green Chillies : 3 small 

Curry leaves : few

Ginger garlic paste : 2 tsp

Coriander powder : 2tsp

Chicken(skinless) : 500 gms with bones (cut into small pieces)

To Grind:

Coconut : 4 tbsp (1/4 cup)

Cashew : 5 pieces

Fennel seeds / Saunf : 1.5 tsp

Pepper powder : 1/2 tsp


In a pressure pan/cooker add the oil and add the whole spices – Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves.

After 30 secs add the chopped onion, curry leaves, green chillies

Lower the heat taking care not to burn the onion. The onion should turn translucent but not change color

Now add the ginger garlic paste. Saute till the raw smell goes away.

Add salt to taste

Add the chicken and saute for a good 2-3 minutes

Now add the coriander powder and saute another 2 minutes

Add about 1 cup water and pressure cook on low for about 2 whistles

Open after 5 minutes. 

Grind the Coconut, fennel seeds and Cashew to a smooth fine paste.

Add this paste to the cooked chicken. Cook for further 5 minutes.

 Turn off the stove.Add the pepper.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


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