Chicken Kurma – Easy, quick, one pot mildly spiced chicken gravy made with pressure cooker. I am getting few requests to post more non veg recipes for toddlers and kids & so am here with the post. Little one at home started liking chicken recently and hence am making different chicken recipes to suit her tastes buds, she prefers everything mildly spiced and she absolutely loved this chicken kurma. My neighbors little son also liked this recipe and hence i can definitely say it’s toddler approved chicken kurma! It can be given to babies from one year after introducing chicken separately. Read more here on when and how to introduce chicken to babies. Do try this for your little one too and enjoy eating as a family:)
Here is how to make easy chicken kurma recipe for toddlers and kids .
Chicken Kurma Recipe for Toddlers and Kids
- Chicken - 500 gms
- Onion - 1 big sized
- Tomato - 2 medium sized
- Coriander leaves - a handful
- Water - 1 cup
- Salt - as required
To Roast and Grind
- Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
- Fried bengal gram dal - 2 tbsp
- Fennel seeds - 2 tsp
- Cashews - 10
- Green chillies - 2
- Ginger - 1 inch piece
- Garlic cloves - 6
- Oil - 2 tsp
- Oil - 1 tbsp
- Bay leaves - 1
- Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
- Cloves - 2
- Slice onions, chop tomatoes finely. Slit green chillies.Roughly chop coriander leaves. Set aside. Wash chicken pieces and keep it ready along with other ingredients.
- Roast the items given under to "dry roast & grind" in a pan with 2 tsp of oil until nice aroma comes. Switch it off once done and cool it down.
- Grind the roasted items in a blender with little water to a smooth paste.
- Heat a pressure cooker with ghee & oil. Add bay leaves, cinnamon & cloves. Fry for a minute and then add onions. Saute them nicely until golden brown.
- Once onions becomes transparent add tomatoes. Fry tomatoes until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves and become mushy. Then add ground masala paste and required salt. Give a quick stir.
- Now add the chicken pieces and saute them nicely until the masalas are coated well with chicken. Add a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Pressure cook the chicken for 2 whistles.
- Open the cooker once the pressure released. Simmer the gravy until it becomes thick. Switch off the flame once done and garnish with coriander leaves.
3. Now add the chicken pieces and saute them nicely until the masalas are coated well with chicken. Add a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Pressure cook the chicken for 2 whistles.
- Adjust spices & green chilli according to your preference.
- Chicken with bones are preferable for making this kurma.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.