Simple Easy chicken curry

easy chicken curry

Preparation time easy chicken curry-40 minutes

Ingredients for easy chicken curry:

  • Chicken(washed)-600 gm
  • Onion(chopped)-4(medium)
  • Ginger(chopped)-3 inch
  • Garlic(peeled)-12 to 15
  • Tomato(chopped)-2
  • Black cardamom(crushed)-1
  • Dry red chilli-2
  • Bay leaves-2
  • Cooking oil-5 to 6 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-3/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1.5 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste or 1.5 tsp
  • Coriander leaves-1/3 cup


  • Add garlic, ginger, onion and little water in a grinding jar and grind it into thick smooth paste.
  • Take out the blended paste and keep it aside.
  • Add tomato in the the same grinding jar and blend it into paste, take it out in a bowl.
  • Heat little oil in a pan, add chicken and stir it.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder and 1/3 tsp of turmeric powder in the chicken.
  • Mix it and fry the chicken for 8-10 minutes on medium flame, keep stirring in between.
  • Once the chicken is fried properly, take it out from the pan.
  • Add oil in the same pan again, let the oil heat properly.
  • Add black cardamom, cumin seeds , bay leaves, dry red chilli and fry it for few seconds on medium flame.
  • Reduce the flame to low and add red chilli powder and turmeric powder, mix it well.
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder, cook the masala paste for 3-4 minutes on low-medium flame(cover the pan).
  • Add tomato paste, mix it and cook it for another 4-5 minutes on low flame(Cover the pan).
  • Put fried chicken and salt, mix it and cook it on low-medium flame for 12-14 minutes(over the pan).
  • Add 1/2 glass of water (you may adjust the quantity of water) and stir it well.
  • Cover the pan and cook it for another 7-8 minutes on low-medium flame.
  • Check it with fork whether the chicken is cooked or not, if not then let it cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame, add garam masala powder and cover the pan and leave it for a minute.
  • Add coriander leaves and mix it well.
  • Serve hot with plain steam rice or roti.

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