Instant Pot Indian Chicken Curry | Kodi Kurra


Ingredient List:


1 whole chicken, cut into small pieces(2lbs) (OR) Chicken cuts of choice (2lbs)

1 bunch of mint leaves, chopped 1 bunch of corriander leaves, chopped

1 medium onion, diced

1 medium tomato, diced

1 tablespoon of roasted poppy seeds powder,(optional)

3 tablespoons of cashew powder (optional)

5 green chilies chopped (skip/reduce quantity of this if you dont want it to be “spicy”)

5 tablespoons of oil

2 tables of red chili powder salt, as per taste

1 teaspoon of turmeric

1 tablespoon of garam masala powder

1 tablespoon of coriander powder

1 tablespoon of cumin powder

2 tablespoons of ginger garlic paste


***************** Directions: *****************

1.In a large bow, marinate the chicken by adding turmeric, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste.Pour in 2/3 tablespoons of oil.Mix them well and let it marinate for 30 mins.

2.Turn on the IP and switch to “Sauté” Mode. Add 2/3 tablespoons of Oil to the liner, and add onions.

3.Add ginger garlic paste, and add some turmeric powder and saute.

4.Add mint leaves and mix well.

5.Add green chilies, poppy seeds powder, cashew powder and mix it well and let it saute.

6.Add tomatoes and mix well

7.Next add the marinated chicken and let it sauté for around 5 mins. 8.Add half a cup of water. (This helps the pressure to build in the next step)

9.In Manual mode, set the timer to 10 mins, and whistle to sealing mode.

10.Do a quick release and check if the chicken is well cooked.

11.Switch to Saute mode, add garam masala, and let it simmer for a few more minutes.You will notice the oil separate from the gravy.Turn off the IP.

12.Add chopped coriander and serve hot!

Goes well with rice, rotis and naans!

Serves 4 Adults.

Wine Pair: Riesling or Merlot


A little of about this Chicken Curry.


The dish made in this video is called ‘Kodi kurra’ in Telugu.There are countless varieties of chicken curries in Indian cuisine. From the Chicken Tikka Masala to Butter Chicken, there are plenty of ways chicken can be cooked.Every state in India, has its own variation of chicken curry, based on traditions and the spices grown locally.This chicken curry recipe is from the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where it is eaten with rice or rotis. ********************************************************************

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