Boring Indian Chicken Curry

  1. Heat 2 tbsp vegetable / canola / sunflower oil
  2. Throw in a bayleaf and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (optional)
  3. Add 1 cup chopped onion and cook till brown
  4. Add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and 3 tbsp water. Cook for 1 min.
  5. Chuck in a cup of chopped tomato. Canned tomato works. At a pinch, ketchup works too.
  6. Cook the mixture till the tomatoes break down. Should take 5-7 min on high heat
  7. Add 1/2 tsp each of turmeric, red chilli & garam masala
  8. Mix well and fry till the whole mixture looks shiny
  9. Add 300 gm chicken to the pot. Add salt and mix well.
  10. Throw in a handful of chopped coriander / cilantro
  11. Add half a cup of water, put a lid on the pot and cook for 15 min on medium heat. If you’re using chicken with bones, cook for 25 min.
  12. Check seasoning, transfer to a bowl and garnish with a little more chopped coriander
  13. Serve with rice, bread or Tiramisu
Simple Indian Chicken Curry // madonionslicer // Dhruv Shanker


  1. If your curry turns out too hot, fix it by adding half a cup of coconut milk
  2. The same recipe works well with ground beef, pork and veggies like beans & potatoes
  3. Experiment with different spices like cumin and ground coriander
  4. Please don’t tell my mother I said you could use ketchup. She will disown me.

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