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There's nothing like to have a chicken curry on weekends. Around our house, it's our number one favorite dish. Use of whole garam masala instead of garam masala enhances the flavor of the curry tremendously!

Preparation time : 20 mts
Cooking time : 30 mts
Serves : 4 people


Ingredients for Boiling the Chicken

  • 1 Lb Chicken
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Oil 2 tsp

Ingredients for Masala

  • Oil 2 tsp
  • 3 Onions sliced
  • Whole Garam Masala - Cloves, Black Pepper, Cinnamon Stick, Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp minced Ginger
  • 1 Tomato Chopped
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 4 tsp grated Coconut
  • water
Chicken Curry


Boiling the chicken

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add onions and fry till it becomes translucent.
Then add Ginger garlic paste and fry till its raw smell goes away.
Add turmeric powder. Then add chicken and mix it well.
Add water and finally sprinkle some salt to taste.
Cook until 3 whistles.

Masala Preparation

Heat pan on a medium high. Add grated coconut and roast till it gets nice golden color. Remove it from pan once it is done.
Heat oil in a pan. Add whole garam masala, wait till masala gets cooked. Then add sliced onion. Fry till it turns brown in color.
Combine Roasted coconut, Fried onion and rest of the ingredients in a blender and grind till it turns in to a smooth paste. Add few drops of water in between if required.
Masala is ready.

Chicken Curry Preparation

Heat 4 tsp oil in pan. Once oil is hot add masala and fry it till oil starts loosing out from the spices.
Then add boiled chicken and mix it.
Finally add water accordingly as much thick or thin gravy you want.
Sprinkle salt to taste.
Bring it to boil for 10 mts and switch off the stove.
Chicken curry is ready now.

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Comments :

No Image Sherry :     23 February 2016
Came out great ???? Thanks
No Image Madhura :     23 February 2016
Thank you and stay tuned.

No Image SMITA :     21 June 2015
Hi Madhura, I am going to try your chicken curry recipe looks so yummysmile Have you ever made samosas with puri dough. That's my grandmom's secret!!! If you ever come up with your version I will take out my knife and fork and try it, ha ha. Have a good day!smile

No Image ali6866 :     16 May 2015
your chilli curry recipe looks very easy to making i will try your recipe.i like your recipe written method.i check your recipes categories but there is no chocolate cupcake recipe in your website.can you share this recipe with me??if you do this am very thankful to you please share soon as possible.its urgent for me.

No Image ali :     16 May 2015

No Image chinmay :     1 December 2014
thank you Madhura.Because of you i am able to eat delicious dishes here in USA grin

No Image sujaya :     4 November 2014
Thnks a ton for this very tasty recipe....i cant wait to try out your other recipes.....thnks again

No Image Vaidehi :     28 August 2014
Madhura no additional chicken masala needed ?

No Image Trupti :     8 August 2014
?????? ?????, ?? ?? chicken curry ????? ???? ??? ???? ??? testy ???? ????. ?? ?????? ???? chicken ???? recipes ?????? kitchen ????? ???????? ???? ??? ????? ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? ????.

No Image hi, i think u have missed mentioning the use of chilli powder. kindly rectify. :     15 January 2014

No Image hi i think u must have missed mentioning chilli powder. kindly rectify. :     15 January 2014

No Image meg :     7 December 2013
Hi Madhura i make the recipes and they turn out wonderful. the dishes turn out really good! thank you for the good recipes you post. however with this chicken dish the color didnt turn out red like you have shown in the video but very yellowish. did you also use red chilly powder? thanks meghana

No Image Sarika :     24 October 2013
Hello Madhura! I tried this recipe ant it was really very tasty. grin I have one question though, how does your curry has red color? mine turned out to yellow+ green +brown (I don't know how to describe that color wink)

No Image lisa@ruralintheurban :     18 September 2013
I don't have a pressure cooker that whistles, I do have a regular pressure cooker-how long(minutes) do I cook chicken-thanks!

No Image MERLIN :     5 August 2013
Dear Madhura I tried your chicken curry and it came out very well. All your receipes are really very good. T/u
No Image Madhura :     5 August 2013
That's simply great. Enjoy cooking!!