Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Pic: Priya Q


My impression about ‘ bachelors cooking’, let alone cooking complicated stuff was corrected by Q’s cousins …Akki and Arju… While Arju was secretive about his pepper chicken recipe; the flamboyant Akki was more than happy to share his recipe for his signature chicken dish :D….. i have to admit it was absolutely finger licking good!


Chicken –  1 kg
Onion  (big) – 4-5 nos – sliced
Tomato – 2 nos – cubed
Ginger – 2 inch piece
Garlic – 1 pod
Green Chili – 5-8 nos
Coriander Powder – 4 tsp
Red Chili powder – 3-5 tsp
Tumeric – 1 tsp
Chicken Masala – 3-5 tsp
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Coconut Oil / Cooking oil
Coriander leaves / cilantro – for garnish
Salt to taste

  1. Wash chicken and sprinkle about 1 tsp of salt and keep aside
  2. In a wok fry 2 tsp coriander powder, 2 tsp chili powder, ½ tsp turmeric and 3 tsp chicken masala powder in 1 tbsp of coconut oil and remove off fire
  3. Marinate chicken with the above fried spices
  4. Grind coarsely ginger, garlic and green chilies and keep aside
  5. In a wok heat oil and fry onions and saute well
  6. Add remaining chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric and chicken masala
  7. Now add the ginger-garlic-chili paste and fry well
  8. Add tomatoes and saute
  9. Add marinated chicken and mix well and cook for about 5 minutes
  10. Add ½ cup water, close the lid and cook on low flame and bring to boil
  11. Add coconut milk and cook for about 5 minutes
  12. Check for seasoning
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves / cilantro
  14. Serve with rice / bread


Till next time ….happy cooking!

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