Basic Indian Curry Chicken Recipe

Curry Chicken Recipe

Chicken is one of the favourite meats both among those who cook and those who devour. All you need to know is a basic curry chicken recipe to cook up a mouth-watering dish on any day. Chicken is a very versatile ingredient. You can work with simple kitchen ingredients and create lip-smacking dishes. And India boasts of some delectable chicken dishes in the world. Apart from being versatile, chicken is also a good source of protein and many other nutritional substances.

Let’s learn the basic Indian curry chicken recipe. This recipe is not just easy but also one of the tastiest. Utilize this recipe as a base and keep adding ingredients of your choice like spices, curry leaves, coconut milk, cream, almond paste as per your liking.

This easy recipe is fantastic for family dinners and can be made with just a few simple ingredients.

Ingredients to Make Curry Chicken Recipe

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● 1/4 cup vegetable oil

● Two onions thinly sliced

● Two diced tomatoes

● 2 tbsp. garlic paste

● 1 tbsp. ginger paste

● 2 tsp. coriander powder

● 1 tsp. Cumin powder

● 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder

● 1/2 tsp. red chili powder

● 2 tsp. Garam masala powder

● 1 kg chicken pieces without skin

● 1 1/2 cups hot water

● Freshly chopped coriander

● Salt to taste

Steps to Make Curry Chicken Recipe

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Heat the oil in a skillet/ kadhai over medium heat and fry the onions until they turn golden brown. Remove from the oil and keep it aside to cool down a bit.

Now Grind the onions into a smooth paste. Remove to a bowl and set aside. (you can skip grinding onions if you prefer your curry to be chunky)

Transfer the onion paste back into the skillet, add the ginger garlic paste and saute it for 5 min or until the raw smell disappears.

Add the diced tomatoes and cook it till the tomatoes turn mushy. (you can grind the tomatoes to a fine puree as well)

Next, add all the spices, including red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, cumin, coriander powder, and salt.

Fry the masala properly until the oil begins to get separated.

Once the masala is ready, add chicken to it and cook for about 8 minutes.

Add 1 1/2 cups of hot water to the chicken, simmer, and cover. Cook until the chicken is tender, about 15 minutes.

Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with hot chapati. Naans or plain boiled rice.


This is a simple, quick, and yet so delicious recipe.Turn your dinner into a family treat with this amazing basic Indian curry chicken recipe. This recipe can also come handy when you have a surprise visit from a friend or relatives. All you will need will already be in your kitchen, and you will leave a good impression.

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