Chicken Chicken Curry Indian Kerala

Easy Chicken Curry Recipe



Chicken curry made by my mom and it’s the best tasting chicken curry…

It’s so hard for me to replicate my mom’s taste, even if I follow her recipe the taste will be always different. Chicken curry is a common dish in India served along with roti, chapati, naan or rice. This is an easy to make chicken curry, by marinating the chicken with all the spices makes it more flavorful and then cooking over medium heat along with onion and tomatoes makes a fabulous curry.



Easy Chicken Curry Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 People
For marinating chicken
  • Chicken, bone-in pieces- 12
  • Kashmiri Chili powder- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2½ tsp
  • Fennel powder- 2 tsp
  • Whole Cardamom- 4, Whole cloves- 3, Cinnamon- 2 inch slice- Crush in mortar-pestle
  • Salt- ½ tsp
For cooking
  • Coconut Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped- 2
  • Ginger, minced - 2 inch slice
  • Garlic, minced- 3 cloves
  • Green chilies, chopped- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Warm Water- 1 cup
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  • Salt- ½ to ¾ tsp
  1. Crush Whole Cardamom- 4, Whole cloves- 3, Cinnamon- 2 inch in a mortar and pestle or grind them together.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chicken along with the above mentioned ingredients 'for marinating chicken' and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Place a non-stick cooking pan over medium heat, add oil.
  4. Add onions, season with ½ tsp salt and saute till translucent.
  5. Add minced ginger, garlic, chopped green chilies & curry leaves; combine well & cook till onions turn light golden in color.
  6. Add tomatoes, cook till they turn soft.
  7. Add the marinated chicken, combine well and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Add water, combine well and cook covered till chicken has cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  9. Open the lid, combine well and cook till the gravy thickens.
  10. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  11. Garnish with cilantro, remove the pan from the heat and keep covered for a few minutes.
  12. Serve this chicken curry along with roti, chapati, naan or rice.
You can make this curry in a pressure cooker as well.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...