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Moms Chicken Curry

Sanghi's picture
This chicken curry is spicy,rich and very tasty. Try and enjoy!!!
  Green chilly 2 , slit lengthwise
  Curry leaves 1 Tablespoon
  Oil 50 Milliliter (For frying)
  Grated coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cashewnuts 8 (soaked in milk)
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon sticks 3
  Cloves 2
  Fennel seeds 2 Teaspoon
  Chicken 1⁄2 Kilogram, cut into bite size pieces
  Turmeric powder 2 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 4 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Soya sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Ginger garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
  Curd 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Onion 4 , finely chopped
  Tomato 3 , finely chopped
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon

1. Clean the chicken well and add all the ingredients given for marinade and keep in the refrigirator for 1-3hrs.
2. Grind the coconut with the cashews, fennel seeds in to a fine paste ad keep it aside.
3. Crush and powder the ingredients for tempering and keep aside.
4. Heat oil in kadai, add the powdered spices, saute for a min.
5. Add the onions, green chilly, curry leaves and saute till transparent.
6. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute. Now add the tomatoes and saute for 5 mins.
7. Add the marinated chicken with the marinade and saute till the chicken turns white on the outer.
8. Add water just till the chicken pieces nicely immerse. Now taste and adjust chilly powder or salt if needed.
9. Cover and cook till the chickens are tender.
10. After the chicken is well cooked, remove the cover and add the grounded coconut paste and leave to boil.
11. When the gravy nicely boils, simmer and cook till the curry consisitency(Till the oil floats on top).
12. Finally garnish with cilantro.
Tastes excellent with steaming white rice. Enjoy!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
I learnt this Mom's chicken curry obviously from my mom. All in our family love this curry much. Tastes great with plain hot rice. Enjoy !!!
Mom's chicken curry

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srividya76's picture
Yummy Chicken curry. I will try this recipe soon.
Sanghi's picture
Thanks Srividya. Do try and let me know..
Lynette's picture
Have prepared this curry and it came out fantastic. My husband and myself think it would taste great even with mutton substituted for chicken. Definitely a party dish, very rich and wholesome. Welldone Mom!!!
Sanghi's picture
Thanks for trying my recipe. Try my other recipies too and give me comment.
Anonymous's picture
very delicious and yummy chicken husband likes it too.
Anonymous's picture
awesome chicken husband like it too
rkreshmi's picture
I tried it today and it tasted delicious.. simple and very very tasty Thanks!
Anonymous's picture
well im going to try this for a dinner party tonight!! will come back with results l8r...
AK's picture
Anonymous's picture
Let me try this today
Anonymous's picture
It's 2010! Made the recipe - excellent. It's a keeper. As I told my daughter, "I'm going to add it to my repertoire." This is my third or fourth stab at a chicken curry, and this was it. Thank you.
Sam j's picture
That was amazing yuuumy, i had people over and they were really impressed. thank you for a great recipe, its a keeper :)
Anonymous's picture
is this 1/2 kg chicken (as in 0.5kg) or 1-2 kg chicken ? Anyone know?
shantihhh's picture
it says 1/2 kilo which is 500 grams or 1 1/4 pounds. Sounds correct in proportion to other ingredients.
issac's picture
It,s simply awksome Isuggest U must try it
Louise Shadbolt's picture
Hi , I'm going to try your curry , it sounds amazing. I will get my friends here in New Zealand to try it and I'll let you know what we think. I know they'll love it.
Rohan Paul Frm North Andaman Diglipur's picture
Oh man whats the meaning of fennel seeds but that is really ooooooosome really makaSAM
Radzie's picture
I think Fennel seed is what you call Sounf in India
EJ's picture
Can anyon please tell me what curd is? Also if i leave the nuts out will i loose a lot of flavour?
Anonymous's picture
Curd is fermented milk; something similar to yogurt.
azhwinsheik's picture
curd means dahi,yogurt
Geri.luvs.cookin's picture
It's wonderful to find a recipe that you can taste from just reading the ingredients and the instructions are perfectly written. I can't wait to assemble the ingredients and get started. I've been craving a dish like this after tasting one at a restaurant that closed. Now I can make it at home. Thanks for the comments too they are most helpful for someone making curry for the first time.
juvy B.Lagrosas's picture
yes,i got this recipe for my job as a cooker in abroad,im sure very taste chicken cry soon,,,i thanks,from philippines,cebu city,
steffy's picture
i DID'NT enjoy this recepie,as i did it exactly what it says in this recepie. it puy my mood off firstly when i saw the chicken gravy RED in colour.the picture in this recepie shows bright yellow and i love yellow aromatic mouth watering curries.but this one went 'FLOP'!!!!the taste is different with NO flavours or taste in my mouth! SORRY I DID'T LIKE THIS RECEPIE AT ALL!!!
SriArj's picture
We tried the recipe and it turned out really good. But I request the original poster to check the quantities as they are not proportionate to the quantity of the chicken. 2 table spoons of turmeric and 4 table spoons of chilli powder for half kg chicken is very high in my experience.
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