Saturday, August 17, 2013

Quick and Ezee Chicken Curry In Sauteed N Ground Onion Tomato Masala

We have many names for chicken curry, like chettinad chicken, butter chickn, chicken tikka, chicken masala, kadai chicken etc... I'm not sure what to name this chicken curry, all I know is this is a very simple and easy to make chicken curry that can be made in a jiffy without much pre-planning required. You get a very rich and delicious gravy without any lumps of onion, tomato bites and goes very well with rice, roti, dosas and Appams. Make this home today and relish with your loved ones!!!


For Marination
  1. Chicken with bones ~ 2.2 lbs(1 Kg)
  2. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder - 3/4 tsp
  4. Salt - 1 tsp
To Sautee for gravy:-
  1. Onion chopped roughly  - 3(~3 Cups)
  2. Tomatoes chopped - 2 (~1½ cups)
  3. Ginger chopped or crushed - 1 tbsp
  4. Garlic chopped or crushed - 1 tbsp
  5. Cinnamon stick - a small piece
  6. Curry Leaves few
  7. Oil - 2 tbsp
  8. Salt - 1 tsp
Additional ingredients to add while you cook chicken :-

  1. Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  2. Chilly powder - ½ tsp
  3. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  4. Chopped cilantro/coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  5. Curry leaves a sprig
  6. Garam masala -1 tsp
  7. Water - 1 Cup + more if required

Preparation Method:-
  • Add some salt and lemon/lime juice with chicken and apply all over. Wash and rinse the chicken two-three times.
  • Marinate the chicken with salt, turmeric powder and chilly powder and set aside for atleast 30 mins.
  • Heat up a wide kadai, pour oil. Add cinnamon stick followed by chopped ginger and garlic, saute a minute till raw smell is gone
  • Add chopped onion and salt and saute well till golden brown color.
  • Add tomatoes and saute well till it break down the pulp and releases the juice. Put off the fire and keep aside till it cool completely.
  • Grind the sauteed tomato onion mix.
  • Heat up the same pan in which you sauteed the tomato onion mix. Pour the ground mix, add turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder and saute to combine.
  • Add the marinated chicken and gently mix with a spatula or spoon and spread the mix evenly with chicken. Pour some water as required.
  • Cover with the pan and let it cook in medium heat for ten-fifteen minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Check for the salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly. Add garam masala and mix well to combine.
  • Add few curry leaves and a tsp of coriander leaves/cilantro, stir to mix. Cover and cook for another two-three minutes
  • Open the lid and check if the chicken is well cooked. Add some more coriander leaves and put off the stove. 
  • Serve warm with Rice/Roti/Appams/Dosas or anything of your choice. Garnish with more cilantro/coriander leaves before serving.


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  3. I liked your chicken curry..

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