How to make Chicken Curry -

Bursting with flavour this chicken curry is a sure winner.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Masala powder (मसाला पावडर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

For more recipes related to Chicken Curry checkout Chicken Tetrazini, Kolhapuri Chicken, Chicken Makhani, Chicken Chettinaad . You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Balsamic Chicken Peri Peri Chicken Grilled Balsamic Chicken Chicken and Roasted Pepper Ragout

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Curry Recipe

  • Chicken cut into pieces on bone 800 grams

  • Masala powder 1 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Green cardamoms 1

  • Garlic cloves 5-6

  • Onions roughly chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger ½ inch piece

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander seeds ¼ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped ½ small bunch

  • Garam masala powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Yogurt ¼ cup

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) ½ tablespoon

  • Green chilli 1

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) tablespoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) ½ tablespoon

  • Cloves 2

  • Black peppercorns 5

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Star anise 1

  • Cashewnuts 2-3

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Tomatoes grated 2 medium


Step 1

Marinate the chicken with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and yogurt for one hour in a refrigerator.

Step 2

Put coriander seeds, fennel seeds, ginger, green chilli, coriander leaves, onions, garlic, caraway seeds, poppy seeds, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, bay leaf, star anise, green cardamom and cashewnuts in a mixer jar and grind to a fine and thick paste with sufficient water.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add tomatoes and sauté for five to six minutes on medium heat.

Step 4

Add the ground masala and sauté, on medium heat, for eight to ten minutes or till the oil separates from the masala.

Step 5

Add marinated chicken and sauté on high heat for six to eight minutes or till the chicken pieces turn brown.

Step 6

Add sufficient water. Cover and cook till the chicken is completely cooked.

Step 7

Transfer into serving bowl and serve hot with rice/chapatti/pav.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.