Chicken Curry Without Coconut Milk Recipe, How To Make Chicken Curry

Chicken curry without coconut milk is a curry made without using any sort of coconut milk or coconut paste. This recipe is in the form of a curry and can be easily eaten with any form of rice.

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                 The chicken curry without coconut requires few ingredients and a lot of patience and this is not a kerala style recipe. This chicken curry requires onions, tomatoes, yogurt, cashewnut paste and many other spices to bring out a delicious taste to the recipe.

                    The curry needs a lot of patience in making but the result that comes out in the end is amazing. The recipe goes very well with rotis or mainly have it with plain rice for a better taste.


                    Many blog readers look out for recipes of chicken which does not require coconut and today I thought of sharing a delicious chicken curry which does not require any coconut milk or grated coconut or coconut paste.

                     This recipe is in the form of a curry and not in any roasted form. Today I am glad to share a different kind of a chicken curry with the ingredients that are easily available.


                          Below are the recipe details of this amazing chicken curry without coconut milk and hope my blog readers love this version of my recipe which has been made by skipping the most important ingredient that is coconut.

How to make chicken curry without coconut milk:

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Chicken Curry Without Coconut Milk Recipe, How To Make Chicken Curry
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A chicken curry recipe made without using coconut paste or coconut milk.
Recipe type: Curries
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3-4
  • 500 gms chicken cut into pieces and washed cleanly
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 4 medium size onions, finely sliced
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3-4 medium size tomatoes, finely chopped/pureed
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup beaten yogurt
  • 1 tbsp cashewnut paste(paste of 5-6 cashews)
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper corn powder
  • ½ tsp roasted coriander seeds powder
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  1. Firstly, take a cooking pot, into it add oil and heat it.
  2. Add the cinnamon stick and cardamoms into it.
  3. Add the sliced onions into it, add slit green chillies, add salt and cook till they are soft and slight golden color.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds.
  5. Add the chicken pieces into it and roast them until the color of chicken changes.
  6. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, chopped tomatoes into it, mix well and cook for a minute on medium flame until oil appears at the sides.
  7. Add beaten yogurt into it, mix and cook for few minutes.
  8. Add cashewnut paste into it, mix well.
  9. Add black pepper corn powder, roasted coriander seeds powder, garam masala powder into it and mix well.
  10. Cook the whole mixture for about five minutes on medium flame.
  11. Add about 1-2 cups of water, add salt if required, add coriander leaves, mix and cook the chicken until it gets soft and tender and keep stirring while cooking.
  12. Switch off the flame.
  13. Serve it with plain rice and enjoy!!!
1.Adding too much of water for gravy spoils the taste of the recipe. Add water keeping the thickness and spice balance of the gravy intact.
2.Adding tomato puree instead of chopped tomatoes is also recommended.


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