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.


  • 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