October 12, 2017

Simple Homestyle Chicken Curry


I make this chicken curry very often, as it taste excellent with rice and rotis.  We can fasten the process by pressure cooking the dish.  


Ingredients :

  1. Chicken, washed & cut - 1 kg
  2. Onions - 2 nos
  3. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  4. Green chillies - 2 slit length wise
  5. Tomato puree - 1 cup
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  8. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  9. Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  10. Coconut milk - 1 cup
  11. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  12. Curry leaves
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Oil 
For spice paste :
  1. Red chillies - 2 nos
  2. Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
  3. Peanuts - 1 tbsp
  4. White sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Dry roast the ingredients and grind them to smooth paste.


Method :

1.  Heat oil in the heavy bottomed pan, add finely chopped onions.  Saute till tender.

2.  Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and salt.  Saute.

3.  Add chicken pieces and cook them for 5 mins over medium heat.

4.  Add red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, tomato puree and spice paste.  Add enough water to adjust the consistency.  Cover and cook for 15 mins or until done, over medium heat.



5.  Add coconut milk and garam masala powder.  Cook for few mins and turn off the flame.

6.  In a separate pan, add oil, slit green chillies and curry leaves.  Cook for few mins.  Garnish the chicken curry with this tadka.


Serve with rice / rotis.

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