Simple Chicken Curry

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Simple Chicken Curry

This summer our meals are simple and light. Often our lunch comprises of wholesome and filling salad or one pot meals and loads of flavored buttermilk. Yesterday, I made a simple and delectable chicken curry for our mid day meal. A regular Andhra chicken curry recipe with a slight twist. Cashew nut paste adds a touch of decadence, increases the flavor profile by leaps and bounds. Its one of our favorite chicken curry recipes that goes well with flavored rice, plain cooked rice and rotis. Try it and I am sure it will be a regular fare in your kitchen as well.

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Andhra Chicken Curry Recipe

Simple Chicken Curry

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 Serves: 5

 Main Ingredients:

  •  chicken
  •   cashew nuts

 Ingredients

  •   Chicken - 1 kg
  •   Onions - 2, finely chopped
  •   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  •   Red chili powder - 3/4 tbsp
  •   Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  •   Coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp
  •   Roasted cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  •   Tomato puree - 1/4 cup
  •   Garam Masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  •   Cashew nuts - 10 (soaked in 2 tbsps milk or water for 15 mts and grind to a fine paste)
  •   Kasuri Methi - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  •   Fresh curry leaves - 1 sprig
  •   Salt to taste
  •   Oil - 2 tbsps

Method for making Simple Chicken Curry

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the chopped onions and saute for 4 mts.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mts. Add the washed and drained chicken and cook on high heat for 4 mts. Reduce flame and cook the chicken for 5 mts.
Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and kasuri methi and mix. Place lid and cook on low to medium flame for 8 mts.
Add tomato puree and mix. Cook for 3 mts. Add 2 cups water and salt and place lid. Cook on medium flame for 20 mts.
Add garam masala powder, cashew nut paste and curry leaves. Mix and cook without lid till you achieve the desired curry consistency.
Turn off heat and remove to a serving bowl. Serve warm with rice or rotis.

Tips

  •   Kasuri methi is optional. If you do not have it on hand, add 1/2 tsp of dried mint/pudina leaves or coriander leaves.
  •   If you do not have ready made tomato puree on hand, make you own. Grind a large tomato to a fine paste and use it in place of store bought tomato puree.
  •   Tomato puree and cashew nut paste are essential for this recipe, so do not omit them.
  •   If you do not have curry leaves, omit them. Use fresh coriander leaves as a final garnish.

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This summer our meals are simple and light. Often our lunch comprises of wholesome and filling salad or one pot meals and loads of flavored buttermilk. Yesterday, I made a simple and delectable chicken curry for our mid day meal.

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    1. Omit curry leaves. Use fresh coriander leaves or cilantro as a final garnish (about a tbsp of finely chopped coriander leaves will do). If you do not have coriander leaves, omit and follow the recipe sans any herbs.

    2. Omit curry leaves. Use fresh coriander leaves or cilantro as a final garnish (about a tbsp of finely chopped coriander leaves will do). If you do not have coriander leaves, omit and follow the recipe sans any herbs.

    1. Grind 20 gms cinnamon, 15 gms cardamom and 10 gms cloves to a fine powder. Remember to peel the cardamom and then grind. Place in an air tight container. It should last you a month or two. Use the cardamom peels while preparing tea.

  1. did you just add tht curry leaf sprig?? looks cute, didn’t see it a while ago ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for all ur recipes as always Sailu…

  2. did you just add tht curry leaf sprig?? looks cute, didn’t see it a while ago ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for all ur recipes as always Sailu…

  3. did you just add tht curry leaf sprig?? looks cute, didn’t see it a while ago ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for all ur recipes as always Sailu…

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  5. Its really easyn tasty recipe of delicious chicken curry……….today i tried it………believe me….chicken curry is ultimate………..Thanks for such a nice recipe.!!

  6. Its really easyn tasty recipe of delicious chicken curry……….today i tried it………believe me….chicken curry is ultimate………..Thanks for such a nice recipe.!!

  7. Its really easyn tasty recipe of delicious chicken curry……….today i tried it………believe me….chicken curry is ultimate………..Thanks for such a nice recipe.!!

    1. Get the chili powder at an Indian store. The chili powder in America is Mexican chili powder which is more flavor than spicy. Big difference in both.

    2. I often cook various curries at home and quit going to restaurants. For a mellow, tasty and good chili powder I recommend looking for Deggi Mirch or Kashmiri Mirch. They are made from kashmiri kinds of chilies that are milder, but also impart a nice pleasant red color to dishes.

  8. Tried out the recipe and it really turned out well, it was yummy. Thank you for the recipe hope you would add more easy and tasty recipes..

  9. Hi…I tried making this curry @ home. My first tryst wid cooking chicken,AND it turned out to be really nice and tasty.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Love your recipes….Tried this chicken curry,it was yummy.Taste was not simple it was mind blowing.Thank you for such an easy but delicious recipe.

  11. the curry came our very well thanks for posting such simple and tasty receipes it is a great help to my daughters when I am not at home they can now cook authentic curry from any state thanks once again

  12. I made this today! It came out very well. My super picky dh gave it the seal of approval as did ds! The caju give it a wonderful full flavor just as you promised. This one’s a keeper!

  13. Simplest Chicken Recipe! After coming back from work, you are really not in a mood to stand in the kitchen for long. Thats when i tried this recipe…..and Voila! It was amazing. Thankyou Sailu ji.

    Instead of Garam Masala, try adding a 1tsp of chicken masala.

  14. Dear Sailu,

    Very good recipe! Easy to make, “yummy!”, like my daughter said. Also easy to prepare and lovely consistency. Thanks for sharing.

  15. i add oil than onion than ginger garlic paste than tomato than chicken garam masala and other masala and than add chicken and than stir for a minute and add some water and close the lid of the cooker. than i wait for 2 whistle and than i turn off the gas and wait for 10minutes to cool off. is this correct method?

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