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Chicken Curry for Beginners

Prep time: 15 mins I Cooking time: 30 mins I Serving: 2-3




Ingredients :-


1 kg / 2.2 lb Chicken, curry cut (washed properly)

4 tbsp / 60 ml Veg Oil

10-12 Garlic Cloves (minced)

2 tsp Ginger (minced)

4 Onion, medium sized (grind to paste)

3 Tomatoes, medium sized (grind to puree)

1-2 Green Chillies, chopped (de-seed)

1.5 cups / 350 ml Hot Water (will fasten the cooking)

Salt to Taste

5-7 Fresh Coriander Sprigs, chopped


Spice Powders :-


1.5 tsp Turmeric Powder

2 tsp Red Chilli Powder OR to taste

1 tsp Coriander Powder

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1 tsp Garam Masala Powder


Whole Spices :-


5-6 Cloves

1 Star Anise

1 Black Cardamom

1-2 Bay Leaf


Method :-


Heat the Vegetable Oil in pressure cooker and add all the whole spices mentioned under the spice section


Next, add minced ginger + garlic and stir for 3-4 mins on low - medium heat


Then add the onion paste and sauté for 8-10 mins till light brown in colour on low - medium heat (it usually take some time)


Next, add tomato puree. Mix well and stir for 3-4 mins on low-medium heat


Then add salt + turmeric powder + red chilli powder + coriander powder + cumin powder. Mix well and stir for 3-4 mins


Next add chopped green chillies to the cooker. Mix well and stir for another 4-5 mins until oil separates from the masala on low-medium heat


Add chicken to the cooker and mix well with the masala and stir for 3-4 mins


Add hot water to the cooker and mix well. Pressure cook for 4 whistles on low-medium heat. After 4 whistles switch off the flame and let the pressure release naturally


Open and check the curry consistency. Garnish with fresh coriander and garam masala powder.


Time to taste:)


Serve hot with rice, roti or naan


Note: Pls adjust the spice levels and curry consistency to taste

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