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Chicken Curry

A tasty chicken preparation.
  Boneless chicken breasts 2
  Grated coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Oil 4 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fennel seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped cashew nuts 3 Tablespoon
  Poppy seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Onions 2 Medium
  Tomatoes 2 Medium
  Star anise 2
  Cinnamon 1 Inch
  Cloves 3
  Green cardamom 2
  Dry red chilies 4
  Garlic – ginger paste 1 Tablespoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1 Tablespoon
  Coriander powder 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves spring 1
  Chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoon

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin and fennel seeds. saute for few seconds. Add poppy seeds and cashew nuts and saute till golden. Add coconut and mix well. Allow it to cool down and grind to a smooth paste along with dry red chillies. (Add about 1/4 cup warm water while grinding). Keep aside.
Cut chicken into pieces.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a deep pan. Add star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves. Saute till nice aroma comes out.
Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell is lost.
Add the chicken pieces and saute for 2 minutes.
Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Saute nicely till the chicken is coated with the spices.
Add the ground paste along with some water and salt, mix well. Bring it to a boil and cover the pan. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes, mix well. Continue to cook till the chicken is done.
Check the seasoning and consistency of the gravy.
Serve hot garnished with chopped cilantro.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 440 Calories from Fat 237

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g42%

Saturated Fat 6.3 g31.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 49.9 mg16.6%

Sodium 235.8 mg9.8%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 8.6 g34.2%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 26 g52.8%

Vitamin A 34.8% Vitamin C 39%

Calcium 13.5% Iron 22.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


vandana's picture
The chicken curry looks good sarita and a nice thick gravy with the coconut and poppy seeds.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thanks for appreciating the recipe Vandana.
Syed.Akailvi's picture
i like this recipe very much and i want to make this, but as i have no time, i request you to to show any Indian chicken Recipe..please remember I am a student and dnt have many species..... I hope you will help me :)
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thank you.Most of the Indian chicken recipes need lot of different spices. I am not sure which ones you have with you. I would suggest you to try using the chicken masala readily available in the market. For more chicken recipes on, please follow this link:
Syed.Akailvi's picture
Thanks a lot, The link you gave me is amazing, its so easy to cook I think you sugesstion is great of using readily masala it will defnitaly help me to cook delicious food :)
Chicken Curry Recipe