how to make Indian chicken curry Recipe

Chicken is an essential part of Indian cuisine is not vegetarian. Right from northern India to the south, there are various ways of cooking chicken. You can try delicious chicken kebabs, curries, biryani, even chicken cutlets and other recipes. Chettinad chicken typical of south-eastern India is a popular delicacy in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. And since the south is known for its spicy flavours, Chicken Chettinad is considered as a hot recipe with Paratha besides being served with biryanis.

Chicken Curry Recipe

Prep Time: 30 mins ♥ Cook Time: 20 mins ♥ Total Time: 50 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings

1 kg chicken
1 onion
1 cup tomatoes
1 tsp turmeric powder
10 curry leaves
1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp oil
2 green chillies
2 garlic flakes
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp pepper corns
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp coriander seeds
2 dry red chillies
2 cardamoms
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp coriander leaves
salt to taste


Drizzle a vessel with oil and roast the cumin, coriander seeds, peppercorns, fennel seeds, red chillies, cardamoms, cinnamon and curry leaves on medium heat stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cool and grind to a powder.

Make a paste of the ginger, garlic, green chillies and poppy seeds. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a vessel, add the onions and curry leaves and saute till transparent. Add the ground paste and cook for a minute before adding the chicken and cook on high heat for 5 minutes.

Reduce to medium heat, add salt, turmeric and tomatoes and combine well. Let the chicken cook for 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk and the ground powder and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Serve hot with white steamed rice, biryani, chapatis or dosas and a pot of yogurt on the side.