Indian chicken curry recipe

Indian chicken curry recipe

There is a common myth of Indian chicken curry recipe to be too much spicy but for people who don’t like spices still can try this curry dish. Spices are not meant to be harmful to bodies because since ancient times India has been using these herbs and spices to make a lot of medicine.

The curry has a different taste and it is widely accepted and loved by everyone who had this. In Asian countries, there are a lot of curries version and the Indian version has a different taste especially with the chicken.

Curry is nothing but called sauce or gravy that is prepared to add the flavor to the marinated then fried the chicken pieces. Later, chicken pieces soaked them in the curry so it absorbs the flavor of spices and herbs used in the dish.

If you never had a chance to take the great taste of this curry recipe then you must try out Indian chicken curry recipe that has a splendid taste.

Indian chicken curry recipe
by Swati M.

Indian chicken curry recipe

  • Course Main Course
  • Cuisine Indian
  • Keyword Indian chicken curry recipe

If you want to taste a delicious Indian chicken dish then Indian chicken curry recipe must be first to get started. India has been famous as. "Curry country" as the second name to the rest of the world and if you taste it you would understand why is that.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 People


For marinade

  • 2 lbs or 500 gram of chicken
  • 1/3 cup of thick yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Kashmiri red chilli or paprika powder
  • Salt to taste

For sauce

  • 1 + 1 tablespoon of clarified butter
  • 1 medium-sized onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon of Kashmiri red chilli or paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon of coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala or allspice powder
  • Puree of 5 peeled and chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup of thick yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preparing marinade

    Take a bowl and add ginger garlic paste, ground cumin, Kashmiri red chilli or paprika powder, yoghurt and salt. Combine them well to make a fine paste. Use the paste to coat the chicken pieces evenly from all sides. Cover and set it aside to marinate for next 45 minutes or overnight in a fridge.

    (Take out the marinated chicken with marinade 30 minutes prior to cook.)

  2. Heat a tablespoon of clarified butter in a medium-sized pan and add marinated chicken pieces and fry them in batches until the chicken turns golden brown in color from all sides. Keep transferring the chicken pieces to towel paper or kitchen towel to absorb the unnecessary oil.

  3. Heat a tablespoon of clarified butter in the same pan and on medium flame fry the onions until it turns golden brown or translucent. Stir occasionally.

  4. When the raw smell goes out from the pan add the tomato puree and cook it on medium flame for next 7 to 8 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  5. Add the coriander powder, Kashmir red chili or paprika powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder and salt. Stir fry the spices for next 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Instantly add the fried chicken pieces with yogurt and turn the flame to very low. Stir continuously and cook until it starts to boil and yogurt mixes nicely with the sauce.

  7. Add the garam masala powder or allspice power to the pan. Cover the lid and simmer it for next 10 to 12 minutes or chicken cooked properly.

  8. Turn off the flame once the chicken cooked properly and garnish the chicken curry with chopped coriander leaves. Mix everything well.

    Serve it hot with your favorite bread and rice.

Tender and soft chicken when marinated with great herbs and spices gives a tremendous taste when served with the curry. Yes, I am talking about the Indian chicken curry recipe that is quite famous for its great taste.

Chicken always have been my favorite but this awesome Indian chicken curry recipe is awesome to taste. If you really want to eat something you have never tasted before then keep this on priority.

This aromatic dish has a wonderful texture and feels like a heaven with each bite you take. Although you can cook any type of chicken pieces you like but the leg of chicken and thighs can do wonder while making this dish.

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