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Jun 4, 2022

Hotel Style Chicken Kurma Recipe / Easy Chicken Kurma / Hotel Style Chicken Curry In Pressure Cooker

 If you are looking for an easy and one pot Chicken curry, then this Pressure Cooker Chicken Kurma recipe is for you. This Chicken Kurma or curry is coconut based recipe, along with coconut added some whole garam masala, cashews and a secret ingredient - Blackstone Flower/Kal Paasi Poo. This ingredient adds great flavor that is similar to South Indian Hotel Kurma/Curry. In my home town, Salem in most of the Non-Veg Hotel they usually add this Kal Passi poo in all curries & Biryani. Do try this Chicken Recipe & share your feedback.

Chicken Kurma Recipe 
Prep Time : 15 minutes | Cook Time : 25 minutes
Recipe Category : Side Dish | Serves 4-5


  1. Whole Chicken 1.5 lb (750 gm)
  2. Onion   1 big(sliced)
  3. Tomato    1 (chopped)
  4. Ginger Garlic Paste   1 and 1/2 Tbsp
  5. Green chilli  2 no.
  6. Curry leaves   few
  7. Mint leaves few
  8. Coriander leaves  1/4 cup, chopped
  9. Red Chilli Powder   1 and 1/2 tsp
  10. Coriander Powder   2 tsp
  11. Chicken Masala Powder   2 Tbsp
  12. Turmeric Powder  1/4 tsp
  13. Salt  to taste
  14. Oil 2 tbsp
  15. Fennel seeds/Sombu 1 tsp
  16. Bay leaf 1 no.
  17. Cinnamon 1" piece
  18. Clove 2 no.
  19. Star Anise 1 no.
  20. Black Stone flower/Kal Paasi Poo a small piece

For Coconut Paste  

  1. Coconut 1/2 cup
  2. Fennel seeds 1 tsp
  3. Cinnamon 1" stick
  4. Clove 2 no.
  5. Blackstone Flower/Kal Paasi Poo  a small piece
  6. Cashew Nut 6-7 no.
  7. Khas Khas/Poppy Seeds  1 tsp
  8. Green chilli 3 no.
  9. Dry Red Chilli 2 no.
  10. Cardamom 1 no.


  • Clean Chicken pieces with turmeric powder and keep aside.
  • Take all the ingredients " For Coocnut Paste" in a mixer jar and grind to a smooth paste and keep ready.
  • In a pressure cooker, add oil when its hot add fennel seeds, clove, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaf , kal paasi poo and fry well.
  • Then add sliced onions, green chilli, curry leaves and fry until onions are soft and golden color.
  • To that add ginger garlic paste and fry well until the raw smell leaves.
  • After that add chopped tomato and saute until tomato turns soft and mushy.
  • Now add chicken pieces and stir fry for 5minutes, then add red chilli powder, coriander powder and stir fry for 4-5 minutes.
  • After that add chicken masala powder(Shakthi or 777 brand preferred) and mix masala well with the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add ground coconut masala paste, enough water, salt and mix well. add some mint leaves and coriander leaves.
  • After that close the cooker lid, pressure cook for 2 whistles and wait until the pressure cools down.
  • Once the pressure cools down, open the lid and give a nice stir, check for salt & spices and adjust consistency as needed.
  • That's it. Super flavor rich Hotel Style Chicken Kurma ready. Serve Hot with Parotta or Idli/Dosa.

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