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

A chicken curry recipe made without using coconut paste or coconut milk.
4.46 from 11 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Curries
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3
Calories 410 kcal


  • 500 gms chicken cut into pieces and washed cleanly
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 4 medium size onions finely sliced
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 3-4 medium size tomatoes finely chopped/pureed
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 cup beaten yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cashewnut paste paste of 5-6 cashews
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper corn powder
  • ½ teaspoon roasted coriander seeds powder
  • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaves


  • Firstly, take a cooking pot, into it add oil and heat it.
  • Add the cinnamon stick and cardamoms into it.
  • Add the sliced onions into it, add slit green chillies, add salt and cook till they are soft and slight golden color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the chicken pieces into it and roast them until the color of chicken changes.
  • 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.
  • Add beaten yogurt into it, mix and cook for few minutes.
  • Add cashewnut paste into it, mix well.
  • Add black pepper corn powder, roasted coriander seeds powder, garam masala powder into it and mix well.
  • Cook the whole mixture for about five minutes on medium flame.
  • 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.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts
Chicken Curry Without Coconut Milk Recipe, How To Make Chicken Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.