Chicken Curry


Chicken – 1 kg cut into pieces

Cinnamon – 2″ piece

Cardamom – 3

Cloves – 4

Ginger – 2 tbsp crushed

Garlic – 2 tbsp crushed

Onions – 2 sliced

Green chillies – 3 slit

Curry leaves – 3 sprigs

Chicken masala – 2 tsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Chilly powder – 2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Perumjeerakam/ Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp

Tomatoes – 2 chopped

Water – 1 cup

Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp chopped (optional)


Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the whole spices followed by crushed ginger and garlic.  When they turn light brown, add the onions, green chillies and curry leaves.  Fry till the onions are light brown in color.  Add all the spice powders and sprinkle some water.  Fry till the aroma comes out.  Now add the tomatoes and fry till the oil separates.  Add water and salt to taste.  Add the chicken pieces and mix well.  Cook covered till done.  Stir in between.  When the gravy is thick and the oil starts to float on top, add the thick coconut milk and mix well.  Switch off the flame before the curry starts to boil.  Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.  Serve delicious ‘Chicken Curry’ with rice, chapathis, parathas, puttu, appam, idiyappam or bread.  Enjoy!

  1. That curry looks so inviting and yum …

  2. Chicken curry looks soooo delicious and fingerlicking..

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  4. Wow….extremely creamy and yum…love that spicy chicken recipe…

  5. Looks delicious.. i will try this with puttu 🙂

  6. Amazing :), was waiting for this one will try this out soon! Thank You so much.

  7. Dear Lissie Auntie,

    I tried this and it came out very well. Thank You for sharing 🙂


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  9. Dear Lissie,tried this today. Great taste. I did not add coconut milk. Still it tasted awesome. The masala mix was simply delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us. Luv n prayers Bindhu.

  10. Hi,
    I tried this.
    It came out well.
    For a difference i made the gravy thick by adding more onion. It was so yummy.

    Thank you!