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Rustic chicken curry

chicken curry with a twist

Recipe by Sumana Zachariah of Kolkata, IN

Serve hot with Roti/paranthas/rice.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 kg chicken cut into medium pieces
    • 2 large onions-quartered
    • 1 large onion finely chopped
    • 6 cloves of garlic
    • 1 large bunch of coriander leaves
    • 6 green chilies
    • 1tbsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder
    • 2 tbsp curd
    • 3 tbsp mustard oil
    • 2 whole kashmiri red chilies
    • 3 small cardamoms
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1tsp sugar
    • ½ tsp garam masala powder


    • Take the chicken and marinate with turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, ½ tbsp mustard oil and curd. Mix well and keep aside.
    • In a pan roast the quartered onions, garlic clove and coriander leaves. Let them get a little charred. You can grill them as well.
    • Set it aside to cool a little. Next grind all of them to a smooth paste.
    • Add this smooth paste to the marinated chicken as well.
    • Next heat the remaining oil and add 2 whole Kashmiri red chilies, 1 bay leaf and 3 small cardamoms to it.
    • Next add the finely chopped onion and fry till light brown.
    • Add 1 tsp sugar.
    • Next add the ginger-garlic paste and fry well.
    • Add the marinated chicken and fry well till the oil starts to separate.
    • Add some water for the gravy.
    • Once the gravy comes to a boil and the chicken is cooked, add ½ tsp garam masala.
    • Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.


    jean chaurasia

    This turned out pretty good. Thanks