Monday, June 3, 2013

Chicken Curry Masala / Easy & Quick Chicken Curry

Its been a while i made any non vegetarian recipes even eggs at home due to shifting & other process and my kids started asking for chicken. So few days back made this chicken curry & chicken 65 for lunch. This time wanted to try a new chicken curry recipe from my regular version. And luckily got a recipe printed on back of the chicken curry masala powder pack. The recipe sounds interesting n also with less ingredients n spices. Usually most of the Non-vegetarian curry recipe involves more spices, process/preparation n takes little extra cooking/sauteing time than the regular vegetarian cooking, but this chicken curry masala needs very less time than any other chicken curry that too with less ingredients n spices with no comprising taste. So without any second thought slightly tweaked the recipe to my taste and made this easy chicken curry masala. This is a very quick process, even a beginner in cooking/bachelor can make this chicken curry in a jiffy. We always wanted out chicken curry to be spicy so i made to super hot n spicy as it looks. This curry masala goes well with Naan, rotis, paratha, dosa n with rice/pulao also. We had with plain parathas n it was so Yumm n flavorful. Now off to the recipe..

Ingredients
  1. Chicken       1 lb or 1/2 kg (i used whole chicken pieces)
  2. Onion      1 large (chopped)
  3. Tomato Puree     1 cup or simple blend two large tomatoes n use
  4. Ginger Garlic paste    3 tsp
  5. Coconut      2 tbsp or 1/4 cup or less (freshly grated or dried one)
  6. Chilli powder     1 tsp or 1 and 1/2 tsp(to desired heat level)
  7. Chicken curry Masala powder       2 tbsp (Any brand)
  8. Salt      to taste
  9. Cilantro      2-3 tbsp (to garnish)
  10. Oil      2 tbsp or less.
Method
  • Wash and drain excess water from chicken, then marinate chicken with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and keep aside for 15 minutes or until use.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and saute onions till golden brown and transfer to a plate, to the same pan add grated coconut and saute for a minute and make a smooth/fine paste with 1/4-1/2 cup water and keep aside.
  • In another kadai/pan, heat remaining oil and saute ginger garlic paste till raw smell leaves.
  • And add tomato puree and cook it in medium heat for 2-3 minutes or till the oil oozes out.
  • Now add the ground onion-coconut paste and saute for 4-5 minutes and add chilli powder, chicken curry masala powder and stir fry for a minute.
  • Then add chicken pieces and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • After that add enough water(to desired consistency) and salt and cook for 10-15 minutes or pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • Once done lastly add some fresh chopped cilantro. That's it..Easy Chicken Curry Masala Ready.


Notes:
You can use any chicken curry masala brand, if its not available simple add 1 tsp garam masala powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder n 1/2 tsp fennel powder.
To make it even more rich n tasty curry add 4-5 whole cashew nuts along with onions, saute n grind.
Adding more coconut will increase the quantity of the chicken curry but its recommended not to add more than 1/4 cup or less. since it will turned out as Chicken Kuzhambu or chicken kurma.
I used fresh grated coconut.

34 comments:

  1. Nice clicks paaps.. love the paratha...:)

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  2. Excellent presentation sangeetha...just to let you know that your first pick says chicke curry...i think "n" is missing

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    1. thanks Divya for letting me know, have corrected it :)

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  3. Love it !!! Loved ur clicks and serveware !

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  4. WOW ....Cant take my eyes off :)
    Such a tempting curry !!

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  5. lip smacking curry sangee...love to have now..

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  6. Perfect pair for rotis. Nice clicks.

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  7. Yum!! I can have it all without fuss akka..Loved the props there :) Nice clicks too!!

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  8. Hello from a new visitor! I'm in Vienna and wanted something quick but delicious for dinner as it's Ramadan for me.
    I saw this and thought, 'Wow, looks so fantastic' so I went out and bought some coconut and started cooking this!!
    I added carrots and a bell pepper to my pureed tomato.. And I added too much salt... So it doesn't taste as I'm sure yours did, but thank you for this recipe. Looking forward to making more from your site.
    Lovely pictures.

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  9. Ramadan Mubarak !!!
    Thanks for your lovely feedback, you can adjust the excess salt in curry/gravy by adding one medium sized boiled potato.
    Keep trying my recipes n feel free to share your suggestions n feedback..really means a lot to me.
    Thanks again!

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  10. Thanks for all your lovely post. I have been trying a lot of recipes from your blog and they all turned out to be good. I get excited to try your recipes and of course one main reason is that I am familiar to your sort of cooking as I am from salem too!!! But you have a lot more recipes with lot of different variations and that's so freaking wonderful. Where in the US are you? I would definitely love to meet you if I live by your city and only if you want too :-)
    Take care girl and looking forward for more new recipes....

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    1. wow...Thank You so much Sanya for your lovely feedback, You made my day :)
      Am so happy that u liked most of my recipes, next time if u try any recipe from here, if possible plz take a pic and mail to me. I will share it on Spicy Treats' Facebook Page, if you are interested :) Definitely we can meet, i Live in Lisle,IL. Thanks again for your appreciation, means a lot to me. Keep trying my recipe and feel free to share your suggestion & feedback.

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  11. Hi sangeetha, thanks for your response. I am sorry for my late reply as I got stuck with my work. Absolutely, I can e mail you the pictures with one condition that you should not mind about my utensils or the dish server crockery's as I dont have any fancy stuffs like you do :-)) and also the photo. I am just using my phone to take pics. Give me your email id and I will e mail you the pics from today's pepper chicken with bell pepper:-) let me also list you the items that I tried from your blog. Broccoli poha, egg pepper masala, broccoli potato masala, kongu chicken curry, mung daal paniyaram, pepper chicken curry without coconut and chicken varavul.I might have forgotten few but what ever I tried came out really good!!!

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    1. Hi Sanya, wow.wow..you have tried so many recipes and am so happy that you liked all of it, really so happy and thanks a ton for your lovely feedback, means a lot n so encouraging. Plz don't mind in sharing your pictures for the reason you said above, that's not a problem. You can mail your pictures to sangeethaskitchen@gmail.com

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    2. Hi Sangeetha, I did e-mail you the picture. Let me know if you received them. Also, I am requesting you to give us Quinoa recipes. Or have you tried any, I was not able to find any in your recipe index. There is a lot of health benefits consuming Quinoa which is a good substitute for rice or pasta. What do you think? I saw your recent post of morning pesaratu (for healthy option) so I thought you are also health conscious (like I do:-) and then decided to request you for recipes with Quinoa. Thanks in advance:-)

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  12. Chicken curry is my all time favorite dish.
    Added spicy flavors, makes it more delicious.

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  13. Made this. 30 mins flat. But I dint have any parathas so went with basmati rice, masala fried chillies and pappadams. My god, its simple, good and tasty. I added a bit of fresh cream to it tough, gave it a nice thickness that just water or chicken stock couldnt.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, yes this chicken curry masala is so simple and tasty. With rice also it tastes good.
      Addition of cream makes it even more rich and delicious.

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  14. HOW TO MAKE IT WITHOUT COCONUT

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    1. Just skip coconut and add 3-4 whole cashew nuts along with onions and roast it and use in the recipe. But coconut gives nice flavor and taste to the curry, but you can very well skip it or replace with cashews. I haven;t tried but hope it gives nice taste and consistency to the curry. If you try please share your feedback. Thanks!

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  15. Hello! So excited to make this, but I have a question- after removing the onions from the pan and cooking the coconut, you put the onion back in, correct? How do you then make this combination of ingredients a paste? Do you need to put it in a food processor, or sort of mash things with a spoon? Thank you and love the blog!

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    1. Yes.,both roasted onions and coconut should be blend to a smooth paste (in a blender or food processor)using 1/4 cup water. Hope this helps! Thank you!!

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  16. great recipe :)

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  17. LOVE this!!! And so do the clan! Thank u so much!

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  18. It was good experience with your simple recipe which helped me to impress my wife.............thank you so much.

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    1. Thanks for your prompt feedback..I am glad that you and your wife liked it.

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  19. I so love this recipe! I tried this the other day and family really loved it! It's not everyday that they can have a taste of this kind of dish and I really love it that i was able to indulge their crave by cooking simple Indian recipes. Thanks for sharing this simple recipe. Cheers xxx

    Prasad

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  20. Tons of thanks... I love this.. It's really awesome.. Feeling wowed, it's my first try and I never thot before I can cook this nice food with simple ingredients... Thanks a lot.. Keep posting :)

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  21. Hi I want to try this do you use the coconut juice or the grated coconut? I have never cooked with the grated coconut just need clarification

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  22. Nice recipe..!!! It was very tasty and easy for new "cookers" :P

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