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Chicken Pulusu or Gravy - Andhra Style

Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
By Diet Non Vegetarian
Dish Type Chicken Dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Srivalli


  • 500 gms Chicken
  • 200 gms Onions
  • 100 gms Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Coriander Leaves chopped, half cup
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2" Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coconut paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • A Pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 cup Water


How to make Chicken Pulusu or Gravy - Andhra Style

  • Chop chicken to desired size.
  • Chop onions, tomatoes, coriander finely.
  • Heat cooking oil in a pressure cooker, add cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds and bay leaf. Then, add onion and sauté well. Fry till its light brown in colour, then add ginger garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell is gone. Add coriander leaves. Keep few leaves for garnishing.
  • Then, add chicken piece along with salt and turmeric powder. Fry on high flame for 5 mins. Ensure it doesn't get burnt.
  • Then, add red chilli powder, coriander powder, fry well so that the chicken pieces gets a coating. Then, add tomatoes pieces, simmer it for 5 mins. Then, add water and coconut paste. cover it with lid and bring to 1 whistle.
  • Once the pressure is out, remove the lid and put on high flame. Sprinkle garam masala and then garnish with coriander leaves before removing from flame.
  • This can be served with Ragi Sangati, Parotta, Ghee Rice, Pooris or even plain rice.
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