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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Indian Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry is the basic chicken recipe in India. A fragrant mix of spices give it a rich aroma and taste. When it comes to chicken gravy dishes, chicken curry is the first dish that comes in mind and if it is Indian Chicken Curry, the name says it all. Here, I am sharing the recipe with pictures ...


Chicken - 1/2 kg cut into pieces
Curd - 1 cup whisked
Onion - 2 big chopped
Tomatoes - 4 medium chopped
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbs
Green chillies- 2 chopped
Garlic - 10 cloves
Bay leaves - 2
Cloves- 3
Cumin - 1 tbs
Black cardamom - 2
Black pepper - 8-10
Cinnamon stick - 1 small
Turmeric powder - 1 tbs
Coriander powder - 2 tbs
Red Chilly powder - 1/2 tbs
Meat Masala  - 2 tbs
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

For Marination;

Lemon juice - 4 tbs
Salt - 1 tbs
Ginger garlic paste - 1 big tbs
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tbs


Wash and slit chicken pieces, rub salt, ginger garlic paste, red chilly paste and lemon juice on the pieces and marinade for 30 minutes.

Dry roast cumin, bay leaves, cloves, pepper, cinnamon, black cardamom and make paste of all of these alongwith chopped onion, ginger, green chilly and 6 garlic cloves. Add few tablespoons water if needed.

Make paste of chopped tomatoes also seperately.

Now, heat 1/2 cup of oil. Add chopped garlic, 1/2 tbs ginger garlic paste and the onion paste. Saute for about 10 minutes. Add tomato paste and saute again for 7-8 min till it leaves oil.

Add 1 tbs turmeric powder, 2 tbs coriander powder, 2 tbs meat masala, 1/2 tbs red chilli powder and salt. Saute for 5 minutes and add marinated chicken. Saute for about 20 minutes now.

Add whisked curd and 1 tbs of Kasuri methi ( optional) and toss. After 5 minutes add 2 cups o f water and let it pressure cook for about 4 whistles or for 8 -10 minutes.

Check if its cooked. the dish is ready.

garnish with chopped coriander. serve with tandoori roti, naan or simple rice and enjoy the authentic Indian Chicken curry.
Hope you liked it....


  1. This definitely looks like one to be tried.. Looks delightful :)

  2. I've been craving for chicken curry these past few days and I really like to have some. thanks for sharing your recipe. this is now one of my favorite Indian recipes and I really thank you for sharing your recipe. Cheers!