Spicy chicken curry recipe

Spicy chicken curry recipe, an Indian chicken curry with extremely addictive flavors and a hot favorite in our home

I have shared many chicken curry recipes on the blog so far. Almost all the chicken curry recipes are as authentic as they can get, simple to make without elaborate preparation or a long list of ingredients. In fact, most Indian food is simple to make. The ingredients can be daunting for a beginner cook trying to cook Indian food. But once you are comfortable with the spices and technique, you can master Indian cooking in no time. Today’s spicy chicken curry recipe is one such simple, easy to make and comforting dish. It does appear like your everyday chicken curry but its the combination of the spices with the green chilies which makes its an immensely flavorful and addictive chicken curry. The flavors are perfectly balanced and the chicken succulent and moist.

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spicy chicken curry

This treasured spicy chicken curry recipe is what my mother cooks on many a Sunday. She will serve this spicy Andhra kodi kura either as a side for steamed rice or a flavored rice dish like raju gari kodi pulao or biryani. Flavorful yet simple chicken curry with the essence of aromatic Indian spices.

I make this spicy chicken curry very often and is an integral part of my recipe repertoire. It works perfectly for those simple everyday meals or as a special party menu dish. It is my go-to chicken curry when I am undecided about which flavored curry to make with chicken. ๐Ÿ™‚

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spicy chicken curryIndian style

The key to a tasty spicy chicken curry recipe

Whether you use country chicken (naatu kodi) or broiler chicken, marination of the washed chicken pieces is important. Just salt, turmeric powder, and lemon juice will suffice. You can add a little ginger garlic paste, red chili powder and curd/yogurt also. But its optional. You need to marinate for at least 20 mins to an hour. This marination process will soften the chicken and give it a nice flavor.

The key to a tasty curry is freshly ground spices. I cannot emphasize this enough. The aroma and flavor are unbeatable.

For this spicy chicken curry, you have to use at least 6 to 8 fresh light green chilies. The chicken curry gets its addictive flavor from these green chilies.

The chicken should slow cook or simmer in the gravy to absorb all the flavors. You need to use bone-in chicken as boneless will not yield the same flavor as the former.

And the onions have to be sauteed beyond the ‘transparent’ stage or till lightly browned and once you add ginger garlic paste, continue to saute till the raw smell disappears and the oil separates. This is a very crucial process for making any Indian curry be it vegetarian or chicken.

It makes for a perfect accompaniment to steamed rice, any flavored rice, biryani, chapati or naan.

All you chicken fans out there, do give this spicy chicken curry recipe a try. If you do, please share your feedback and pictures of chicken curry in the blog comments or on social media. Would love to see them. You will find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Instagram.

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spicy Indian chicken curry with chicken pulao and raita

How to make spicy chicken curry

Spicy chicken curry recipe

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 6

 Main Ingredients:

  •  chicken


  •   Chicken - 1 kg, bite-sized pieces
  •   Lemon juice - 1/2 tbsp
  •   Oil - 1/2 tbsp
  •   Onions - 2, large. finely chopped
  •   Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  •   Green chilies - 6-8, slit lengthwise (adjust)
  •   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  •   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  •   Red chili powder - 1 3/4 Tsp
  •   Cooking oil - 4 tbsp
  •   Salt to taste
  •   Dry roast and grind to a fine powder
  •   Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  •   Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  •   Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  •   Cloves - 3
  •   Cinnamon stick - 1/2"
  •   Green cardamom - 1
  •   Poppy seeds - 3/4 tbsp gasagasalu/khus khus

Method for making Spicy chicken curry recipe

Marinate the chicken in 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, oil and lemon juice for 20 mins. (while the chicken is marinating do the rest of the prep work and saute onions)
Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, and cardamom. Roast on low flame for 4 mins, mixing constantly. Add poppy seeds and continue to roast for a min. Turn off flame. Remove the roasted ingredients from vessel and cool.
Once cool, grind to a fine powder in a mixer grinder or crush in a mortar pestle.
Heat oil In the same vessel, once hot, add the chopped onions, slit green chilies and curry leaves and saute for 8 mins on low to medium flame.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 5 mins.
Add the chicken pieces and cook on high flame for 5 mins, mixing the contents of the vessel so that it does not burn.
Reduce flame to low, add 3/4 tsp red chili powder and mix well. Add the ground masala powder, and salt and mix well. Place lid and cook for 10-12 mins on a low medium flame.
Add 2 cups water, bring to a boil. Reduce flame to low and simmer till the chicken turns soft and it reaches gravy consistency.
Add chopped coriander leaves and mix. Turn off flame, remove to a serving bowl and serve hot.
Serve with raju gari kodi pulao, chicken pulao, biryani, any flavored rice, steamed rice or chapati.


Spicy chicken curry recipe, a favorite in our home is one of best Indian chicken curry recipes you can ever make. A simple Andhra kodi kura to go with pulao
  • http://www.rajacateringservices.com/ Raja Catering

    Thanks for the Great Blog, its very helpful

  • lynn

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was absolutely delicious. Will definitely become a family favourite. Thank you.

    • http://www.sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      You are welcome. Thank you for sharing your feedback. Much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://www.sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

    Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, a family recipe that my mother makes often.