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Chicken Curry Recipe by Zelna

Chicken Curry Cooked to Perfection

Delicious Chicken Curry Recipe

Thanks so much to Zelna for sharing her recipe for her delicious chicken curry. It looks absolutely amazing.

Readers must note her technique of building up a gravy by slowly adding water when the spices start to get dry. This ensures that the masala is properly cooked through.

  • Author: Zelna S
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 90
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Category: Curry
  • Method: Moderate
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 5 Curry leaves
  • 2 Onions
  • Garlic to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of Ground Coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Tumeric
  • 3 Tablespoons of  mix masala with Kashmiri chillie powder
  • 1 Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 3 Whole Chillies
  • 1 Punnet of Fresh Dhania aka Coriander (Half to cook and half for garnishing)


  • Add the oil on medium heat
  • Add the finely chopped onions, curry leaves & garlic
  • Add the spices (do not burn your spices)
  • As you cook your spices and it gets dry, add water so that you do not burn your spices as you build up a nice thick gravy.
  • After about 10 minutes, add the tomato
  • Let the gravy cook for at least 45 mins before adding the chicken
  • Add the chicken and allow to cook until the chicken is soft and totally cooked through
  • Add fresh chillies
  • Garnish with Dhania
  • Serve with your favourite rice, as a bunny, in a roti or however your heart desires

Keywords: Chicken

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