Homestyle Chicken Curry

Homestyle Chicken Curry

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

1. Chicken – 1.25 kg, cut into medium-small pieces

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – As required

2. Coconut oil – 3 – 4 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

4. Onion – 1 large, thinly sliced

Ginger – 1.5 tbsp, thinly sliced

Garlic – 6 large, thinly sliced

Green chilly – 1, chopped

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

5. Tomato – 1 large, sliced or chopped

6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder (medium or mildly spicy) – 1.5 tbsp

Coriander powder – 2.5 tbsp

Gram masala powder – 2 –  2.5 tsp

7. Hot water – 1 – 1.5 cup

8. Salt – To taste


1. Marinate chicken pieces with turmeric powder and salt. Set aside for at least 30 minutes.

2. Heat coconut oil in a large kadai / cheena chatti over medium-high heat. Splutter mustard seeds (optional) and add onion, little salt, ginger, garlic, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute well until onion turns golden. Bring down the heat to low. Add the spice powders numbered 6 and mix well. Cook for a few minutes until their raw smell completely disappears. Add tomato and cook over medium heat until mushy. Add garam masala powder and sliced coconut / thenga kothu and mix well. Taste-check for salt. Add chicken pieces and cook for a few minutes, stirring in between. Add 1 – 1.5 cup hot water and mix well. Bring to a boil. Cook covered for about 30 – 35 minutes over low-medium heat until oil separates and chicken pieces are completely done. Switch off. Add a few curry leaves and 1 tsp coconut oil. Serve after 30 minutes.


Homestyle Chicken Curry

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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