Easy Chicken curry recipe

How to make chicken curry

Chicken curry recipe with step by step method with photos and video. This Chicken curry recipe is made using one pod cooker.

You can easily make this recipe at the comfort of your kitchen with very less ingredients. Perfect for working class people and bachelors.

This is a chicken curry recipe made from scratch with step by step so that you can understand better.

Serving Chicken curry in a bowl for easy chicken curry recipe

What is Chicken curry

Chicken curry is a dish originated from Indian subcontinent. It is  chicken stewed in tomato onion gravy and flavoured with varieties of spices. Bone in chicken pieces are simmered in a onion tomato gravy ( sauce) with ginger garlic paste and other spices till cooked.

Chicken curry is a comfort food with rice and it is one dish that always brings some old memories.

Who can forget a chicken curry made my their mom? Hardly any one there. The taste of that homemade chicken curry can not compare with any other curry.

My mom use green chili paste instead of red chilli powder while making chicken curry at home and it is little bit more spicy than this.

She make chicken curry in a kadai in slow cooking and that yeilds more taste and flavours.

Tip to make best Chicken curry at home
  • Use bone in chicken pieces to make the curry as it release more juice in the curry. 
  • In place of garam masala use chicken masala powder which gives more taste than garam masala.
  • Use some smashed garlic pods in addition to ginger garlic paste.
  • Use one or two green cardamom pod to enhance the flavour.
How to thicken up the curry

Don't use any flour like corn flour or chickpea flour (besan) to thicken up the chicken curry. 

They can thicken up the curry but spoil the taste to a great extent. So don't use them.

Use fresh cream or coconut powder. You can even use some cashew nuts paste to thicken the gravy. 

I personally use fried onion paste. While making the gravy I use to make some fried onions and make a fine paste with little water.

Two teaspoon is enough to make the gravy thick and it enhance the flavour also.

If you love the chicken curry recipe then I am you will love the recipe of

           Easy chicken curry recipe

Serving Chicken curry in a serving bowl for easy chicken curry recipe

Bone in chicken pieces are simmered in onion tomato gravy with some spices and cooked in a cooker till done.

Prep time           cooking time       serving
10 min                 10 min                        2
Author :- Mobasir hassan

Ingredients
  • 250 gm bone in chicken pieces
  • 3 big onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 5 - 6 garlic pods (smashed)
  • 2 green cardamom pod
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon corriander powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken masala powder
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 teaspoon cooking oil
  • Water as required
How to make the recipe
  1.  Wash and clean the chicken pieces nicely. You can marinate them with salt and lemon juice.
  2. Heat the cooker in medium flame heat and pour the oil to heat.
  3. Add the chopped onions and smashed garlic pods and fry till light brown.
  4. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes off.
  5. Add the green cardamom pod, turmeric powder, cumin powder, corriander powder, red chilli powder and chicken masala powder and stir them for 30 seconds.
  6. Pour little water and fry the spices for 1 minute or till the water evaporated.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry until the tomatoes become mashed and oil start to leaves from sides.

Making the chicken curry

  1. Add the chicken pieces in the cooker and mix well with the tomato onion spices.
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix well with the chicken pieces and let them cook for 2 minutes to release water from the chicken pieces.
  3. Pour one and half cup water and stir everything to mix well.
  4.  You can add some potato ( aloo) cubes at this stage with chicken to make aloo chicken curry.  Potato chicken curry or Bengali chicken curry can be made by using this method easily.
  5. Close the cooker with the lid and cook for 10 minutes or till 6 - 7 whistles in high medium flame.
  6. Let the steam pass naturally from the cooker.
  7. Remove the lid and serve it sprinkling some fresh chopped coriander leaves over the curry.
  8. If the curry is thin then heat it for 2 minutes in high flame to reduce it.
                        Video

          Chicken curry recipe video


                       Nutritional value
  • Calories : 417 kcal
  • Fats : 27 g
  • Carbohydrate : 10 g
  • Protein : 35 g
                       Serving tips
  • Serve chicken curry with steam rice along with some slice onions.
  • Roti, Naan and paratha with some fresh green salad is a healthy serving option for chicken curry.
  • Chapati and homemade phulkas can be served with it.
                       Recipe notes
  • You can marinate the chicken pieces with curd, salt and chilli powder for 15 minutes.
  • If you want to make the gravy more thick then use fried onion paste while adding the spices.
  • You can make this Chicken curry in a kadai or pod as well.
  • Add 2 teaspoon cream to make it creamy Chicken curry.
  • Add 3 - 4 teaspoon coconut milk powder mixing with water before closing the lid of the cooker to make chicken curry with coconut.
For masala chicken curry recipe read the recipe ofChicken tikka masala.

You can read the step by step method with photos for the chicken curry recipe to understand better.....

Preparation
1. Wash and clean the chicken pieces nicely with water for 2 - 3 times.
2. Heat oil in the cooker on medium flame heat and fry the chopped onions and smashed garlic pods together till light brown. These garlic pods brings extra flavour to the curry.

Frying onions till light brown for chicken curry recipe

3. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes off.
4. Add green cardamom pod, turmeric powder, cumin powder, corriander powder, red chilli powder and chicken masala powder. In place of chicken masala, you can use garam masala powder.

Adding spices like red chilli powder, chicken masala, cumin powder for making chicken curry recipe

5. But chicken masala powder can make it more taste and flavoured.
6. Pour little water and fry the masala for one minute.
7. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till they become messy.

Adding and frying chopped tomatoes for chicken curry recipe

8. Add the chicken pieces and mix well with the tomato onion masala.

Adding chicken pieces with the masala spices for chicken curry recipe

9. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt or as per taste and mix well with the chicken pieces.
10. Cook them for 2 minutes to release water from the chicken pieces.

Cooking chicken pieces with tomato onion masala for chicken curry recipe

11. Pour one and half cup water into the cooker and give a nice mix.

Poured water into cooker to cook chicken curry recipe

12. At this stage you can add some potato cubes with the chicken to make aloo chicken curry or Bengali chicken curry.

Adding potato (aloo) cubes with chicken to make Bengali chicken curry recipe

13. Close the lid of the cooker and cook for around 10 minutes or till 6 - 7 whistles.
14. Switch off the flame and remove the cooker from the gas.
15. Let the steam pass naturally from the cooker.
16. Open the lid of the cooker and serve hot Chicken curry.

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