Home style Chicken Curry

This is a simple Chicken Curry recipe which you can easily try at home. You can prepare this even on working days when you dont have time to prepare an elaborate menu. This dish will be tasty enough to even serve guests as lunch without spending much time in kitchen.

Lets get started !!

Preparation Time : 45 minutes – 1 hour

Ingredients :

  • Chicken with bone – 800 gram cut into medium sized pieces
  • Onions – 2 large roughly chopped
  • Ginger and Garlic – make a paste with 8-10cloves garlic and equal amount of ginger
  • Tomatoes – 2 large roughly chopped
  • Green Chilly – 4 finely chopped (for garnishing)
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves – 2-3 tbsp finely chopped (for garnishing)
  • Mustard Oil – I used Emami Healthy and Tasty mustard oil 1/2 cup
  • Lemon Juice – I used half of a medium size lemon for juice
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin and Coriander Powder – 1 and 1/2 tbsp each
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Shahi Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp


Recipe :

  1. Marinate the chicken for few hours with all the spices (except shahi garam masala), few drops of mustard oil and lemon juice.img_20170210_122806
  2. Heat mustard oil in a wok. When heated add roughly chopped onions. Stir for 2 -3 minutes. Next add ginger-garlic paste. Mix well and keep stirring until onions become translucent.
  3. Now add the marinated chicken pieces . Mix well and stir for few minutes. Cover the wok with a lid when chicken starts releasing juice and stir occasionally .
  4. When the chicken has released considerable amount of juice, add roughly chopped tomatoes and salt. Mix everything well. Cover the lid and stir sometimes so that the gravy doesnt stick to the wok bottom.
  5. When the chicken is almost soft and the gravy is mixed with the chicken well, shift the whole thing into a pressure cooker. Wait till 4 whistles (depending on how much you want the chicken to be boiled).
  6. Give it some standing time inside the pressure cooker. When completely done sprinkle shahi garam masala powder over it and garnish with fresh coriander leaves and green chillies.img_20170210_130636
  7. Serve hot with basmati rice, salad and raita.img_20170210_131255

Enjoy your tasty chicken curry with guests/ friends / family for lunch 😀

MuMi’s Tips and Tricks :

  • Never use salt during marinating your chicken
  • You can use yogurt instead of lemon juice during marination.
  • You can use fresh cream / ghee / butter instead of coriander leaves for garnishing also.
  • You can use lemon juice during garnishing instead of marination if you want a bit sour taste.
  • You can fry finely chopped garlic first before onions if you like strong garlic flavor in your chicken.
  • You can use whole garam masala and bay leaves instead of shahi garam masala powder.

Here is another pic for our reader after the garnishing is mixed with the gravy and the curry goes straight to your plate from here 😀



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