Chicken curry(Andhra style)

chicken gravy                                            

This is my entry for Masala Magic’s Andhra cuisine RCI .

And this post is for my MOM for MOTHER’S DAY.

Every time i start writing a post i think a lot and put a little in the post in-order to make it short and simple.And sometimes i start eating up some words and other times my daughter just deletes the entire content i wrote.I will get very angry but when i look at her face which has a smile on it as the answer for my angry question i melt like ice.Though i am short tempered i make sure it doesn’t hurt her.May be this is the motherly feeling i have deep inside me.But when it comes to my Mom i used to shout on top of the world Ooh…….yes now u r telling me what i should do or eat,How i should be.May be lot of girls do this at the young age when we r growing up and don’t like their old stereotype lectures,or culture bothered discussions.whatever the reason may be i am sure once in a life we would have done that.But Moms r like ice who just try hard to make us understand what’s good whats bad so that they can protect us as far as they can.which we r experiencing right now even my daughter is just 2 yr old i can understand my Moms feelings.
“ONLY A MOTHER CAN UNDERSTAND A MOTHER”——–This saying is 100% true.
But when we get to know the value of moms in our life we r deep into ur relations and don’t find time for them living so far from them.Is this stay here worth it.When the time is right we don’t have them at ur side.We do call them and wish them but can’t express our heart out what we feel or how we feel behind the conversations of our children, hubby dear and all comes over the phone and most of all these little kids occupy larger place than us,but not the actual thing we want to talk.
I still remember the days when i am getting ready to school/college my mom and dad used to feed my breakfast doing rounds and pampering to eat little more.i can count n fingers the days i ate myself,the sleepless nights they have spent when we r ill.when we r in stage to help them we r so far away and can reach them in a instance.But hats-off to this technology which is far more better than their days.Now i just say why don’t u both quit ur jobs as we both r settled but forget the fact if they do that they feel much lonely even they have their grand kids around the life they r leading from my birth will just be gone in 1sec.what is the tribute we r giving to them after the long journey.May be we r not understanding our parents.yha we can’t help anything.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom……………..I love u……..I want a bearhug from u.
Hope i haven’t diverted the topic.sorry for this long unending post of mine.hope someone will understand me.

Coming to the recipe:

This combination is my mom’s favourite.For this MOTHER’S DAY occasion i am trying to make her favourites.She likes this dish she makes it much tastier than me but mine is not that bad,as now i too have mastered it,and after making this i jumped in joy “i too got the same taste……..”.she would have loved it if she was here.I never cooked for her if she is around she is the one who cooks and i am the one who eats.See….how shamelessly i am telling this.But when mom is r around i don’t bother of entering kitchen.But in our house there is an exception for chapatis and dosas i used make them(ofcourse after the marriage only).The tiffin section and dinner with chapatis is mine.Coming to my recipe i have to confess the masala i used is my mom’s as when i am coming to here last august  she prepared this masala though i know how to make it i used it which i store in has long shelf time. so i am using it.This recipe of chicken curry is simple and easy and mostly made in andhra we have different styles i can say each and every family has a different style of making.even the ingredients r same the taste varies.The coriander rice recipe u can check in previous recipe or just click here


1 pound Chicken cut thighs(i found these r good for this curry)cut them into pieces as per ur wish

1 onion chopped

4 green chillies

1/2 bunch of coriander leaves

1tbsp ginger-garlic paste

salt to taste

1/2 tsp of turmeric

2tsp chilli powder

3tbsp oil

1cup water

3tbsp khus-khus powdered

3 cashew-nuts powdered (or make a paste of both khus-khus and cashews)


coriander seeds…………5tbsp

Cinnamon………………….2 inch stick



garlic…………………….2(dried) like the ones in India which doesn’t have a lot of moisture

dry roast all the spices except garlic and powder all the ingredients and add garlic at the end.This can be stored for a long time in fridge.or it has nearly 2 months of shelf life.(depends on the garlic u use).

Chicken gravy(Andhra style)


1.Wash and cut the chicken into pieces as per ur wish.wash and drain.

2.In a pan heat oil and add onion and green chillies.when onions turn translucent add ginger garlic paste.

3.Add chicken pieces,salt and turmeric saute them until the water that the chicken leaves evaporates and then add chilli powder and 3tbsp of masala that we made add some water.let it cook and add khus-khus and cashew nut paste and  coriander leaves finely chopped ,cook till the u get the required consistency .

Note:The ingredients can be changed as per your taste.this is medium spicy.

This dish tastes good with rice,pulav,biryani,coriander rice,rotis,puris …….as u wish.

As this post is dedicated to my MOM i  made Amma and my favourite coriander rice & chicken gravy as the combo meal.How do u like it.


17 responses to this post.

  1. Hi there your chicken curry recipe sounds and looks delicious. 🙂


  2. Posted by priya on 1, October 29, 2007 at 11:32 pm


    read ur message about ur mom for mothers day. what u said is 1oo% right.. we eventually realize when we are a mom. i am able to understand what u said abt ur kid u will melt like ice. just today morning it happened i was telling my mom i am not able to keep my son strict from what he is doing. when i say somehting he will show his face then i dont feel like scolding him. i hug him right away and say thatd not a good job kanna.. moms are great.. and we are learning to be…. good to see ur blog. seeing ur blog for first time. i keep searching for receipes. i have quiet a lot of good n yummy receipes. let me post it to u.. have a look at it latter.

    take care


  3. Posted by Madhu on 1, November 7, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    I too cook chicken in the same way, but for some reason I do not get the oil out as ur pic shows. Do you know why? Your picture looks mouth watering 🙂


  4. Posted by adriana on 1, January 20, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    ur chicken curry is really awesome and its mouth watering.
    i wish i could have a bite of it….


  5. Posted by keethu on 1, January 29, 2008 at 3:11 am

    ur chicken receipe sounds delicious and mouth watering


  6. Posted by bala gullipalli on 1, December 10, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Hey i am a bachelor and in USA. first time experimenting and got this recipe…
    My friends said ur the best ani… thanks to you and special thanks to your mom..


  7. Posted by saumya on 1, September 12, 2009 at 2:34 am

    read ur blog for the first time… c]i couldn’t have agreed more with for the whole thing u have said.motherhood just teches u endlessly somethings that u shud have done earlier somethings that u shud have been doing now…:) n yeah the patience that u require for these small devils of the house who keep stealing ur heart away….
    going to try the recipe hope it comes out the way its shown in ur pic.
    thanks have a great time.


  8. Hi, I tried your recipe twice and thanks to you. Its lip smacking & delicious


  9. hi,,

    first time to ur blog and u hav a lovely space here…Ur chicken curry looks yumm…

    i too hav a blog ..if u like it ,plz add to ur blog roll..



  10. Posted by Shmikkil on 1, November 28, 2009 at 6:59 pm



  11. Posted by ashwin on 1, December 18, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Nice recipe.Though could not resist adding red chillies to the paste ingredients.Its really spicy 🙂


  12. Posted by Rekha on 1, March 15, 2012 at 4:08 am

    THis looks great.but i want the taste of pure Andhra chicken.I some how feel we should add something call puvvu(flower) in spices .


    • Hi Rekha,
      It depends on the family recipe. some recipes add the flower.But this is what we make from generations in our family.Hope you like it.


  13. Posted by rishabh naik on 1, March 16, 2012 at 2:06 am

    nice recipe can,t wait to eat it


  14. gooooood recipe it was delicious


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