Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Chicken Curry

A delicious and mildly spicy Chicken Curry with juicy pieces of chicken slow cooked in onion and tomato gravy. Best served with naan / pilaff / dosa.




To Marinate the Chicken ( atleast an hour)

  • 500 Grams Chicken pieces with bone (skinless)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt to taste

For the Gravy

  • 3 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Medium onions finely chopped
  • 1Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Medium Tomato pureed
  • 1 Tablespoon coriander Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped cilantro leaves for Garnish 

To Dry roast and Grind

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Poppy Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons of grated fresh coconut


1. Marinate chicken pieces along with the list of ingredients mentioned under 'To Marinate the Chicken' for 1 hour
2. In a non-stick pan, dry roast all the ingredients listed ( except poppy seeds ) on medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or until you smell nice aroma of spices and the coconut is nice golden. Finally add poppy seeds and roast it quickly for few seconds and switch off the flame. Set aside to cool completely
3. Once cooled , grind it to fine paste along with 1/4 cup of water in a food processor or mixer grinder
4. In a pan, heat 3 Tablespoon Oil. When the oil is hot, add onions and fry until the onions are translucent
5. Then add ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell disappears
6. Add tomato puree and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture comes together and oil starts leaving from the mixture
7. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder along with 2 tablespoons of water and sauté for couple of minutes
8. Now add marinated chicken pieces , salt to taste and fry on high flame for 3 to 4 minutes
9. Add 1/2 cup water and cover the pan with lid and reduce the flame to medium or low
10. Cook the chicken for 20 to 30 minutes or until the chicken is almost done
11. Finally add the ground spice mix we prepared at step number 3 and mix it
12. Cook for 5 more minutes until chicken is completely cooked through
13. garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and serve with roti / naan / flavoured rice

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