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indian chicken curry
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indian chicken curry recipe, dhaba style

A simple chicken curry using onions and tomato puree.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: chicken
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 500 gms chicken (cleaned and washed well)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick, 2 cloves, 1 cardamom
  • 2 onions, finely chopped (medium size onions)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tomatoes (made into a puree)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper corn powder/ kali mirch powder
  • 1/4 tsp roasted coriander powder


Making of tomato puree:

  • Take 2 tomatoes, add a pinch of salt and blend it into a fine paste in a blender.
  • Use this tomato paste/ puree to add into the curry at a later stage.

Making of the chicken curry:

  • Take a pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Add whole garam masala such as cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom into the oil.
  • Add finely chopped onions, saute until onions turn slight brown in color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds to get rid of the raw smell.
  • Add the chicken and roast it until the color changes.
  • Add dry spices such as salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix well and cook until oil leaves the sides.
  • Add tomato paste/ puree, mix and cook until the gravy is cooked well and until oil starts releasing from the sides.
  • Add some water, chopped coriander leaves, add salt according to taste, add black pepper corn powder, roasted coriander powder.
  • Mix up everything well.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  • Cover and cook the chicken until it gets tender.
  • Keep stirring in between.
  • Once the chicken gets tender, slightly thicken the gravy if the curry is watery by removing the lid and cooking for few minutes on low flame.
  • Once the curry attains gravy consistency, switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with rice or parathas or roti or pulao


Calories: 400kcal
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