Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Easy Breezy Chicken Curry

Busy weekends with summer outings and shopping for our upcoming India trip is making us less frequent visitors to the grocery stores. It was one of those days, where we did not feel like going out for dinner nor prepare any elaborate dinner at home. I looked into the fridge and there was no vegetable left to make any quick subzi for rotis. I saw a pack of chicken and I was all smiles. Starring pointlessly at that pack of chicken, gave birth to this simple recipe which was ready in no time. It was simply delicious.


1. Chicken - 1 1/2 lb
2. Oil - 2 tablespoons
3. Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
4. Curry leaves - few
5. Onion - 1 big finely chopped
6. Tomato - 2 medium - finely chopped
7. Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
8. Salt - as needed
9. Turmeric - 1 teaspoon
10. Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon (or more if required)
11. Garam Masala - 1-2 teaspoons
13. Yogurt/ thick curd - 2 tablespoons (optional)


1. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and clean it thoroughly.
2. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Wait for it to splutter and add onion, ginger garlic paste and curry leaves.
3. Saute till the onions become pink and soft.
4. Add the chopped tomatoes, salt and turmeric. Saute till the tomatoes turn mushy.
5. Now add yogurt,chilli powder and garam masala powder.
6. Add the chicken and give it a quick stir. Sprinkle very little water and pressure cook till one whistle.
7. After the pressure is released, transfer it to a wide pan and let it cook till most of the water evaporates and the oil starts leaving the sides of the pan.
8. If you prefer to have it more on the curry side, remove it from heat a little early.
9. Once it reaches your preferred consistency, remove it from heat and garnish it with cilantro.

Serve it over rice or roti's.


  1. Chicken curry looks yummyyyyyyyyy.

  2. Wow Lavanya! That looks fantastic. Your version sounds really good. I'm your newest follower. I'd be delighted if you'd follow me, if you like my blog :)

  3. Tempting chicken with chapathi...
    Lovely space...following you...

  4. simply delicious lovely flavourful chicken curry

  5. Hey Lavanya...thnx for visiting my blog....Chicken looks very tempting...Happy to join you dear...

  6. Hi lavanya
    Hope u r doing great...after a long time I am visiting your space...sorry dear...dunno y some of your blog updates are not on my dashboard ,I missed do many sorry for that...coming to this chicken curry,really tempting me so much...romba pasikithu :) bookmarked right away...,will try it soon ...

  7. thats really easy breezy chicken curry and a gr8 comfort food...I too become happy if ther is nothing but chicken is in the least i can dish out something .
    bring on some philkas and yummm

  8. I don't eat meat, but if i did, i'd definitely try that! nice job dear :)

  9. wow..this chicken curry looks very tempting and delicious,,,yummmmmm

  10. Really looks easy. Yummy.


  11. wowwww, yummy, mouth-watering

  12. Wow wat a tempting clicks,makes me hungry now...


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