Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chicken Curry– Quick, Easy & Homely

Nadan Chicken Curry 8

Chicken                                   --    1 kg
Finely Chopped Onions    --    3 – 4 medium size onions
Ginger                                      --    1 inch thick piece
Garlic paste                           --    4 - 5 cloves
Green chillies                        --    3 -4
Tomato                                    --    1 medium size
Turmeric powder                --    ½ tsp
Chilly powder                       --    2 -3 tbsp
Cloves                                      --    5 - 6
Cinnamon                               --   2 inch piece
Fennel seeds                          --   1 tsp
Curry leaves                          --   1 sprig
Coriander leaves                  --   ¼ cup finely chopped
Salt                                             --    to taste
Oil                                               --    2 tbsp, preferably coconut oil

Nadan Chicken Curry 6
Preparation of Chicken Curry:
Clean and cut the chicken into medium size pieces.
Grind the cloves, cinnamon, and fennel seeds into a coarse powder. Keep aside. Crush the ginger and garlic and keep aside.

Nadan Chicken Curry 1    Nadan Chicken Curry 2
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the finely chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Add the powdered garam masala and crushed ginger garlic paste. Saute for 4 - 5 minutes. Then add the turmeric powder and chilly powder. Saute until the mixture turns dark brown. Keep an eye and make sure that the it doesn't burn or stick to the bottom of the pan.
Nadan Chicken Curry 3    Nadan Chicken Curry 4
Add the cut chicken and mix well. Add water only if required. Let it cook on a medium flame. Adjust the gravy as required. Add the coriander leaves.
Serve hot. This goes well with appam, chapathi, pathiri, idyappam, rice etc.
Nadan Chicken Curry 7

Recipe Courtesy: Amma 


  1. really yummy looking chicken curry...

  2. That is a delicious gravy!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. look absolutely tempting !! Gorgeous

  4. look absolutely tempting !! Gorgeous

  5. Keep an eye on it when you take the lid off or it will certainly thicken too much. Was ok, but can't say I'll be making Dhaniya chicken.