Kurma is a well known dish ,it doesn't need any introduction,but still i'll explain it briefly. Kurma is a mildely spiced coconut based gravy, it can made with only vegetables or with lamb or chicken. In this recipe i have used chicken, you can replace the chicken with lamb or vegetables.This curry can be served with rice,roti's or naan.
Grated coconut-2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Cinnamon Stick-1 small stick
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
Whole black peppercorns1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-a few stalk
Salt as required
Wash the chicken well and cut them into bite size pieces.Dry roast the coconut and the whole spices until the coconut is slightly browned. Grind the mixture into a smooth paste by adding some water.
Heat oil in a pan, season it with curry leaves,add the finely chopped onions and ginger garlic paste , cover the pan and cook till the onion is soft and light brown in colour, stir in between when you are cooking the onion,do not burn it.Now add the tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are mashed up.
Then add the turmeric,coriander and chilli powder and saute it for a while,now add the chicken stir well with the gravy and add enough water and cook the chicken.
When the chicken is nearly done add the ground mixture and leave it to boil until oil separates on top.
This recipe goes to Cooking With Seeds- Fennel Seeds by Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes.