Chicken Kurma (Traditional Chicken Curry)


Naseema Kashefi prepares this richly flavored chicken curry on the milder side for New Arrival Supper Club events in Los Angeles. Add more serrano if you like it hot.

Chicken Kurma (Traditional Chicken Curry)
Prep Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 cups


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced

  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ medium red bell pepper, diced

  • ½ medium green bell pepper, diced

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime

  • Fresh cilantro and/or mint for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, garlic, ginger, serrano, tomato paste, turmeric, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes.

  2. Add chicken and increase heat to maintain a lively simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is almost cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add bell peppers and lemon (or lime) juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is just cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes more. Garnish with cilantro and/or mint, if desired.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

175 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Vitamin A 989IU 20%
Vitamin C 44mg 49%
Folate 24mcg 6%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 436mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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