Andhra Chicken Curry ~ My Guest #8...Swasthi, Indian Healthy Recipes

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How many of you are true curry lovers? I love curries that are made thick with loads of spices. My chicken and mutton curries must have the most spices because they can simply make your curry really aromatic and super delicious. But of course not over the quantity needed.

Today, I feel so proud to have Ms Swasthi to make a guest post in my space. I happened to know Swasthi after she left a comment in my space. That took me straight to her irresistible and tummy grumbling page, Indian Healthy Recipes. Swasthi claims herself as a budding food blogger but I would say she is a fantastic cook. The recipes she has shared along with fabulous clicks can make you easily hungry. You have no idea how much I craved for her dishes whenever I visit her space, lol! I found Swasthi a very down to earth, polite and sweet person. I personally liked her simple food presentation with an easy to browse-through blog layout. Those who've already visited her, would agree with me ;) If you haven't, do hop over to Swasthi's Indian Healthy Recipes and show your love! Now let's check out her Andhra Chicken Curry, specially for all my readers! :)

Over to Swasthi now...

Hello! Dear blogger friends and Readers of Love2cook-malaysia,

I am Swasthi , the writer at Indian Healthy Recipes. Currently  I am a stay at home mum to 2 kids aged 9 and 2, living in Singapore. I am happy to be a guest on Love’s space for her "Guest Posting @ Love2cook Malaysia”.Thanks a ton dear for giving me this opportunity. 

I have known Love from the initial days of my blogging. I know her as a cheerful, very lively lady and a wonderful cook and we have been visiting each other’s space often. 

Today I will share with you all a popular recipe Andhra Chicken Curry| Kodikura. Just like each state has a different and unique version of chickencurry, even region has a different version of making this dish. Today iam going to share a special Andhra Chicken Curry recipe that is mostly prepared in the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh, where coconut is an integral part of their dishes. This is very much different from the simple Andhra Chicken Curry | Kodikura that is posted in my blog HERE.
Try this and am sure you will say this is one of the best Andhra chicken curry you ever had. Are you wondering what is so special about this curry? It is the browned onions that give a different smoky flavor and taste to the curry.



  • ½ kg Chicken (skin or skinless, with bones)
  • 1 cup of finely chopped onions
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chili
  • 10 to 12 mint leaves / pudina
  • fistful of coriander leaves
  • 1 medium sized red ripe tomato (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 90 ml coconut thick milk or 120 ml thin coconut milk
  • 1 ½  tbsp poppy seeds (slightly roast and powder first finely, then add coconut milk and grind to very smooth) (can use blanched almonds instead of poppy seeds)
  • 2 to 3 tbsps oil
  • ½ tsp red chili powder

  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 60 ml buttermilk (to tenderize the meat) or Meat tenderizer
  • salt as needed

Garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper powder
  • 4 to 6 cloves powdered
  • ½ “cinnamon stick powdered

Dry spices
  • 2 to 3 green cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • 1” cinnamon stick
  • ¼ tsp cumin or shahijeera


1.   Marinate chicken with marination ingredients and set aside for atleast 45 mins in the refrigerator.
2.   Heat a pan with oil; add curry leaves &the dry spices and sauté till you get an aroma. usually takes a minute.
3.   Add green chili, onions, sprinkle salt  and fry till the onions are browned (like the brown onions or fried onions for biryani).
4.   Add ginger garlic paste and sauté quickly as this tends to burn faster with brown onions (could not take a pic).
5.   Add tomatoes and sprinkle some salt and turmeric and fry on medium high till the tomatoes turn mushy and begin to leave the oil.

6.   Add chicken and fry on medium high heat till the chicken become white, takes around 2 minutes.
7.   Add red chili powder and fry for a minute.
8.   Add garam masala, mix and sauté for a minute.
9.   Pour the coconut milk and poppy seeds mix, add mint and coriander leaves.
10.   Mix well and add little water to adjust the consistency.
11.   Cover and cook on a low flame till the chicken is cooked thoroughly & is tender.
12.   If the gravy is too thin, cook and evaporate some liquid without closing the pan.

 Serve hot with rice or chapati

Note of Thank You;

Dearest Swasthi, 
      Hearty thank you for an excellent guest post ma! You are one of the sweetest bloggers I've found via blogging and glad I did! It's such a privilege to have you as my guest. Thank you so much for such kind words about me and my blog too, am so touched! My bookmark list is getting longer but your curry is definitely worth to try! I shall make it this weekend. Keep blogging and keep sharing! My hugs to your children ;)

See also;

      Guest #7 ~ Priya ( Fish Fingers )

Signing off,



  1. Swasthi, another yum, yum curry for me to try! And Sri, I am also big fan of Swasthi's. I always look out for her healthy recipes and drool over the curries :) And my friend, I am also crazy over your curries hee..hee...

  2. Yummy curry.....looks so tasty

  3. Delicious n mouthwatering curry

  4. Curry looks so delicious! Lovely guest post!! :)

  5. Thanks Love for this great opportunity.Hugs dear. Thanks my dear blogger friends for the compliments. your comments are valuable to me.

  6. Hi Love...Wahhhhh kari ni nampak sedapppp..Buat cicah roti canai pun sedap ni...

  7. this is such a lovely chicken curry and lovely guest post as well... just like u say, swasthi really has a lovely blog... :)

  8. Hi Swasthi & Sri, another excellent guest post. Both are you are excellent. This chicken dish sure taste heavenly, I need extra rice and extra gravy, please. :)
    Beautiful click.

    Have a lovely day ahead to both of you.

  9. The chicken curry looks so delish Swasthi. And thank Sri, for a lovely post :)

  10. hi Love..lama cm tak singgah kat dapur Love ni.Banyak yang dah ketinggalan.Wah Cm suka kari yang begini.Pekat :)

  11. What a lovely curry. It is as beautiful as it must be tasty. I really like this. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  12. Lovely guest post,the curry looks so delicious.

  13. Wao it looks very tasty.I love curry.

  14. Much loved by my goodness too. The spices and rest of the ingredients merged in for a fabulous outcome. I am in for it all the way.

  15. Mouthwatering dish.. Nice clicks

  16. Yummyilicious and fingerlicking gravy, love to enjoy with a bowl of rice.Full of flavors,beautiful guest post by Swasthi.

  17. HI ! You have a nice blog with awesome clicks . I have just started following you and it would be very encouraging if you may follow me back too.

  18. lovely curry and happy to follow u..

  19. hai love...i miss this kari smell dear! bestnya kalo i dpt mmg mkn sampai jilat jari!

  20. superb curry.... wonderful clicks dear :-)

  21. Lovely guest post.. Bookmarked the recipe.. Now off to Swathi's place :)

  22. Love the step by step pictures. looks yummy :)

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  23. rere
    your curry is sooooo good,
    cook for easter wow. thank u . may
    allah make you happy. because you make other people happy.
    you deserved it yaar.

  24. Yummy and thanks for sharing will have to give a tray and will update you how it tastes

  25. dear Love..i mmg suka mkn kari pekat mcm ni..looks yummy @ taste even stronger! :)

  26. Nice recipe and experience with images i love it. Thanks it helped me alot in preparing the recipe in my home. Then while surfing i found this.Click.

  27. i love chicken curry.. once i visit my friend in India his mom made those curry for lunch. it's spicy but i like the taste.

  28. I love Indian non veg recipes. especially Andhra chicken curry recipe.this is best combination for Jonna rotte recipe i think so. thanks for sharing. best platform for learners who are trying to learn how to cook it.


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