How to make Classic Chicken Curry -

Chicken cooked the classic way with yogurt and other masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Rehana Khambaty.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Classic Chicken Curry

Classic 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Classic Chicken Curry Recipe

  • Chicken cut into ½ inch cubes 400 grams

  • Yogurt 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 cloves

  • Garam masala powder 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 4 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Tomato puree 3/4 cup

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 2 medium


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add onion, ginger, garlic and saute for four to five minutes.

Step 2

Add garam masala powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, cinnamon powder and saute for four to five minutes.

Step 3

Add chicken and saute for four to five minutes. Add salt and mix well.

Step 4

Whisk yogurt and tomato puree in a bowl and add to the chicken along with tomatoes. Cook for four to five minutes.

Step 5

Add potatoes and one cup water.

Step 6

Cover and cook till chicken and potatoes are cooked.Serve hot with steamed rice.

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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.