Sunday, 24 May 2009

Spicy chicken curry

Spicy aromatic chicken curry

Things needed :

Chicken - 1 kg
Red onion - 2 big, 325gm, coarsely cut
Green chillies - 3 big, coarsely cut
Curry leaves 2 spring
Tomato - 225gm, 2 big coarsely cut
Ginger - 1 1/2 sp Garlic -1 1/2 sp chopped

Chilly powder - 1+1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder - 2 tbsp

Garam masala - 1 tsp
Meat masala - 1 levelled tbspoon

Preparation method :

Clean the chicken pieces, marinate it with 1 tsp salt , 1/2 tsp turmeric and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
Add Ginger garlic chopped and fry for some seconds until its rawness goes.
Add cut onion, green chillies, curry leaves and saute until onion becomes soft and transparent.
Add tomatoes and cook until it gets mushy.
Put all these cooked ingredients into a blender and make a paste. Add small quantity of water if needed.

Pour the paste back into the cooker and boil for 2 min.
Mix in the chicken pieces add chilly powder , coriander powder , required salt and pressure cook for only 5 min.. you can further cook the chicken with open lid until it is full cooked .

After the chicken pieces are cooked soft , add the Garam masala & meat masala for that desirable aroma . Let it stay in medium heat for 2 min .
This Aromatic,spicy Chicken Curry is best served with rice , chappathi or parotta or appam.


  1. What is meat masala please?

  2. Meat masala is a combination of Fennel seeds (perum jeerakam of malayalam), cloves,cardamom, cinnamon & bay leaves. You can buy readymade packets from store .I use eastern meat masala though there are many brands available.
    4 Homemade meat masala grind well,
    1 sp - Fennel seeds
    3 - cardamom
    4-5 cloves
    2 small piece cinnamon
    1 small bay leaf
    thats it!!


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