Monday, September 21, 2009

Spicy Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry is a common delicacy in India. A typical curry consists of chicken in an onion and tomato-based sauce, flavoured with ginger, garlic, chillies and a variety of spices, often including cumin, cinnamon, cardamom. Chicken curry is sometimes made with pre-made curry powder. Milk is sometimes added to decrease the spiciness.It's my grandma's recipe.


Chicken -1/2 kg(wash and cut them into pieces of size desired)
1 big onion finely chopped
Tomato -1(chopped)
Redchilli powder -1 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp
Oil -2-3 tbsp
Salt as required
Cilantro for garnishing

For Masala:

Ginger root -1 (small,scrap the outer layer and cut them into pieces)
Garlic -4 cloves
Cinnamon -1"
Cloves -4
Cardamom -1
Dry coconut powder -1 tsp
Coriander seeds -1 tsp
Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds -1 tsp(u can add more if u want more gravy)
Water as required for grinding.


1.Grind all the ingredients under masala into fine paste.
2.Half boil the chicken by adding turmeric powder,red chilli powder,salt and keep it aside.
3.In a sauce pan,add oil when the oil gets heated up add chopped onions and fry them till golden brown.
4.Add chopped tomatoes,grounded masala to it and fry till oil comes out of that.
5.Now add boiled chicken to the fried masala and cook till it is completely done by adding required water.
6.Garnish it with cilantro and serve hot with rice.
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