How to make Chicken Curry -

Home style simple chicken curry, mildly spiced, best served with steamed rice

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken on the bone (हड्डी समेत चिकन), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Curry Recipe

  • Chicken on the bone , cut into 1 inch pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Dried coconut (khopra) , sliced 1/2

  • Onions , sliced 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic 6-8 cloves

  • Dried red chillies 4-5

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Bay leaves 3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add dried coconut and onions, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add salt, garlic cloves and dried red chillies, mix and sauté till mixture turns golden brown. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 2

Take chicken pieces in a bowl, add salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer the sautéed coconut-onion mixture into a mixer jar, add 3-4 tablespoons waterand grind into a coarse paste.

Step 4

Heat remaining oil in a deep non-stick pan, add peppercorns, bay leaves and cinnamon, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 5

Add coconut-onion paste, mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Rinse the mixer jar with¼ cup water and add to the pan, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Add marinated chicken pieces, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes. Adjust salt and add 2 cups water, mix,cover and cook till the chicken is fully done.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprigs and serve hot.

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