Sailu's Network:
Indian recipes food blog with a focus on Andhra cooking
Indian Recipes food blog of Indian food, Andhra recipes, Indian vegetarian recipes and non vegetarian recipes, You will also find Indian snacks, bakes, Indo Chinese recipes, tiffin and dinner recipes.
"Even if you are certain, beyond a shadow of doubt, that you are right, you should still present your point of view with consideration and humility."

Simple Chicken Curry

Print version of Simple Chicken Curry
simple-chicken-curry-recipe
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.

andhra-chicken-curry-recipe
Andhra Chicken Curry Recipe

Simple Chicken Curry Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Yield: 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

  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the chopped onions and saute for 4 mts.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Add garam masala powder, cashew nut paste and curry leaves. Mix and cook without lid till you achieve the desired curry consistency.
  6. 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.

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.

All images and content on Sailu's Kitchen are copyright protected | Please Ask First
Tagged as: ,
Enjoyed the post? Subscribe to 'Sailu's Kitchen' to receive recipes via email
Enter your email address:
Follow me on Google Plus by visiting my profile

By • Apr 16th, 2012 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Chicken Recipes, Indian Curry Recipes, Indian Non-Vegetarian Recipes

  • Samrana T

    Looks yummy.. Good to see you back in action sailu after a long gap

  • Samrana T

    Looks yummy.. Good to see you back in action sailu after a long gap

  • Swathi

    Hey its been many days…i like your blog n ur recipes..chicken looks yummy….looking fwd for more now…:)

  • A Akilandeswari

    chicken curry is fabulous dear….

  • A Akilandeswari

    chicken curry is fabulous dear….

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/OmeesBoutique Omee

    I keep making a similar kind very usually at my house. The pictures are gorgeous!

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com/ Krithi

    You always blow my mind with your neat presentation.. awesome..

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com/ Krithi

    You always blow my mind with your neat presentation.. awesome..

  • May2mac

    Can curry powder be used in place of the curry leaf?

    • Anonymous

      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.

    • Anonymous

      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.

  • Matrajan

    Thank you, good and easy.
    Blessings.

  • Sanju

    Very nice recipe Sailu garu – What garam masala have you used?

  • Sanju

    Very nice recipe Sailu garu – What garam masala have you used?

    • Anonymous

      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.

  • Tellbymail

    did you just add tht curry leaf sprig?? looks cute, didn’t see it a while ago :) thanks for all ur recipes as always Sailu…

    • Anonymous

      The curry leaf sprig was always there. :)

      • Tellbymail

        ah!! maybe my eyes were so drawn to the chicken and didn’t realise it lol… thanks

      • Tellbymail

        ah!! maybe my eyes were so drawn to the chicken and didn’t realise it lol… thanks

  • Tellbymail

    did you just add tht curry leaf sprig?? looks cute, didn’t see it a while ago :) thanks for all ur recipes as always Sailu…

  • Tellbymail

    did you just add tht curry leaf sprig?? looks cute, didn’t see it a while ago :) thanks for all ur recipes as always Sailu…

  • http://ifmacancooksocanyou.blogspot.com/ radha

    This looks good even to a vegetarian like me!

  • http://ifmacancooksocanyou.blogspot.com/ radha

    This looks good even to a vegetarian like me!

  • http://ifmacancooksocanyou.blogspot.com/ radha

    This looks good even to a vegetarian like me!

  • http://ifmacancooksocanyou.blogspot.com/ radha

    This looks good even to a vegetarian like me!

  • andhrawishesh7

    Police arrest Adikeshavulu’s son in land grab. The former TTD Chairman Adikeshavulu Naidu son was arrested by police on Monday

  • Laxmi

    Just had my lunch, but u made me feel hungry again :(-

  • Laxmi

    Just had my lunch, but u made me feel hungry again :(-

  • http://www.smileycooking.com/ Carol Smith1987

    This is great. I made it last night and it was amazing. My family was so delighted. Thanks for the recipe Sailu.

  • http://www.smileycooking.com/ Carol Smith1987

    This is great. I made it last night and it was amazing. My family was so delighted. Thanks for the recipe Sailu.

  • Nicolette

    very nice… made it today & was good :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

  • Nicolette

    very nice… made it today & was good :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

  • Nicolette

    very nice… made it today & was good :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

  • Saritha Marella

    Hi Sailu,

    Today I tried simple Chicken Curry. Every body liked it. Thank you for recipe.

  • http://www.sevenpoint2.com/ TheVegetarian

    I’ve not tried cashew nuts on curry before, but I’ll try this one. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Sohail

    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.!!

  • Sohail

    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.!!

  • Sohail

    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.!!

  • Wayne

    Is the Red chili powder the type of Chili powder that we have here in the states, or is that cayenne powder?

    • Alkagaurav86

      very nice taste

    • Ashley

      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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kp.nandhu Kp Nandhu

    Mmmmmmm…….. yummy…..

  • Jayannasirengo

    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..

  • Madhuri Musani

    Its Just awsome chiken curry its easy to make and deliciuse to test …………Love this thanx for posting

  • Chetan

    Simple Chicken curry was gud to cook, but to make it better I had to add 2 TBSP Salt and Red Chilli powder…….

  • Jessica

    Hi…I tried making this curry @ home. My first tryst wid cooking chicken,AND it turned out to be really nice and tasty.. :)

  • pupun

    Outstanding recipes

  • ShinyFrancis

    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.

  • pramila

    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

  • moon

    what can I substitute for the cashew nuts? almonds? I really want to make this today but don’t have cashews.