Tuesday, November 20, 2007


A simple chicken curry - Mom's recipe! Good with plain rice or fried rice.


1 Lb chicken, diced (I used boneless, skinless)

For onion/masala paste, grind the following together
1 big onion, roughly chopped
1 tbsp each, coriander seeds & fennel seeds
½ tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp poppy seed powder
3 garlic cloves
½” ginger piece

For seasoning:
2 dried red chillies, broken into pieces
4 cloves (lavang) slightly crushed
curry leaves

turmeric, salt, red chillie powder – to taste
coriander leaves, chopped
3 tbsp oil (or more, as required)
water, as required

  • Place chicken pieces in a heated pan, add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp red chillie powder. Mix well & let all the liquid evaporate. Set chicken pieces aside
  • Heat oil in a pan, add seasoning ingredients… reduce heat and add onion/masala paste
  • Add turmeric, salt & let fry until the paste loses its raw smell
  • Add red chillie powder, mix well and add 2-3 cups water
  • Add chicken pieces, cover & cook until done
  • Remove the lid, let all liquid evaporate, stir in chopped coriander leaves

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