Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken Curry Recipe

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Chicken Curry recipe – This is a delicious homestyle home cooked chicken curry recipe cooked using basic Indian pantry staples. A rustic North Indian chicken curry (without coconut milk ) cooked in caramelised onions and flavourful Indian spices.

One of my all time favourite dishes is this very simple homestyle Indian chicken curry recipe. This is a delicious chicken curry without coconut milk, and is cooked using very simple ingredients .

Give it to me cooked by my mum,anywhere, anytime of the day,any number of times! Every time, I love love it.

You can have this home cooked delicious chicken curry with paranthas, rice, naan , or tandoori roti accompanied with some pickled onions (Sirke wale pyaaz), green chillies, mango pickle, papads  (poppadoms) to go with it and it tastes simply divine.

If you like simple desi chicken recipes and want to have authentic, rustic, flavourful home cooked chicken curry, something that tastes light and fresh, you should try this delicious chicken curry recipe.

This one is my mum’s recipe , passed on to her by my grandma and one of the favourite dishes in our family.

Friends or family, whosoever has tasted it, loves my mum’s homestyle home cooked chicken curry.

Chicken curry recipe ingredients and substitutes

I haven’t made any changes to the recipe, as I like it the way it is.

You can try and  adjust the spices as per your taste.

This homemade chicken curry is best cooked with skinless whole chicken , cleaned and cut into small pieces, and using authentic Indian spices.

I added enough water to make good amount of gravy as my husband likes gravy, but I feel it tastes as great ,if you add lesser water and then saute it nicely for some time on high heat.That makes the best sukka chicken (dry chicken roast ).

I cook both the versions, depending, for whom this is being cooked.

This delicious and simple, yet divine chicken curry recipe needs a good amount of onions and garlic to get that perfect flavour.

chicken curry ingredients

Also I use MDH / Everest or Rajah chicken curry powder. I have tried others but these taste better than any other Chicken curry powder options available in UK. MDH/ Everest Chicken curry powder can be bought from any of the Asian stores, or my Amazon store.Here is the Link for Rajah Spices.

So let’s get cooking our favourite indian style homemade chicken curry recipe (Without coconut milk).

If you love Chicken , there are many other chicken recipes on the blog- butter chicken, cream chicken, grilled chicken and veggies , Hari Mirch Chicken recipe (Green chilli chicken recipe)

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chicken curry recipe

Chicken Curry Recipe

A rustic Indian chicken curry cooked in flavourful Indian spices.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tbsp mustard oil/ ghee You can use any cooking oil, but mustard oil or ghee really enhances the flavour of this dish
  • 1 kgs With bone, skinless chicken cleaned and cut
  • 4-5 medium sized Onions chopped
  • 10-12 cloves garlic Roughly chopped
  • 1 inch ginger slice (optional) chopped fine
  • 3-4 green chillies thinly slices
  • 1 medium sized tomato Roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp degi mirch powder
  • 2 tbsp chicken masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder you can adjust the qty to suit your taste
  • 1 tsp haldi powder (turmeric powder)
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves/Kasuri methi crushed
  • 2 cups water or less depending on what consistency of gravy you want
  • few sprigs coriander For garnishing


  • Make puree of roughly chopped tomato and garlic cloves, and keep aside. This will be used later in the recipe.
  • In a pan / Kadai heat oil. If you are using mustard oil ,heat it till it reaches the smoking point.If using ghee or any other cooking oil heat it as you would regularly do.
  • Add chopped onions, and saute them nicely till they are light brown. 
  • If using ginger, add it at this point and sauté till the raw ginger aroma goes away.
  • Add degi mirch powder , mix it well with the onions and ginger.
  • Add chicken pieces and mix onions and chicken well.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  • Cook for 8-10 min till the chicken turns white and is partially cooked.
  • Now add the tomato and garlic puree.Mix it well.
  • Add Chicken masala powder.Add water. Cover it and let it simmer for 10 min.
  • Once chicken is cooked and you have the desired consistency for the gravy, add the crushed dried fenugreek leaves and mix them well.
  • Garnish it will coriander and slit chillies.Serve hot with Roti’s or paranthas.


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4 thoughts on “Chicken Curry Recipe”

  • Hey Anu.. thanks for sharing this recipe.. I am going to try this recipe and will share my feedback soon.. one request ,can you please share some recipes for kid’s lunch packs?
    Thanks and loads of love,

  • Hey Shalu.. How r u?
    Will await your feedback.Yes will surely share some kids lunch recipes soon.
    Thats the area where I struggle everyday with the question”what to pack today?”
    But I’m trying to work on it:)

  • Your mum’s homestyle chicken curry sounds absolutely divine! The tradition and love passed down through generations make it even more special.

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