Chicken Curry Recipe: How to Make Chicken curry

There are a million ways of cooking chicken, but chicken curry is the one most cherished upon. It is, in fact, a dish which does not require much time to prepare. If you’re in a hurry or do not want a fancy dinner, just some light, healthy and simple recipe, then chicken curry is for you. Chicken Curry Recipe is one of my to-go recipe that I always relish, due to its simplicity or just great lip-smacking flavor attacks on my taste buds. So without any further delay lets go through the ingredients and learn how to make Chicken Curry.

Chicken Curry Recipe: How to Make Chicken Curry
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Chicken Curry is the most loved dish in all over the country. Chicken curry Recipe is a prepared with raw chicken in a thick gravy of onion-tomato served with basic tawa Roti or fulkas.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: North Indian
  • 250gms Chicken
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Large Onions Chopped
  • 3 Large Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Whole spices: 2 bay leaves, 2-3 cardamom pods, 3-4 cloves, one cinnamon stick.
  • Powder masala: Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Degi Mirch powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • Coriander leaves
  1. How to make chicken curry:
  2. Take a kadhai or pressure cooker(your call), heat it on a high flame. Remember, it is a chicken so it will cook quickly hence you might not need to use the cooker.
  3. Add the whole spices(2 bay leaves, 2-3 cardamom pods, 3-4 cloves, one cinnamon stick) into the kadhai and allow them to get absorbed into the heated oil.
  4. Now add the chopped onions, and mix it well. It is important to know that while cooking chicken you need to golden brown the onions for a better gravy.
  5. Once the onions are done, slow down the flames and add ginger-garlic paste and mix continuously. Remember that, when you add this paste, onions cook faster, so once the onions are half done, add the ginger-garlic paste so that nothing gets burned.
  6. Now add all the powdered masalas in the kadhai (salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, degi mirch powder)
  7. Mix everything well, and keep adding water whenever required.
  8. Now, add chopped tomatoes, and wait for them to get squishy.
  9. Once you see the oil on the surface of the masala, that makes it ready. This time, add the raw chicken in the masala and mix it very well so that it is coated well with the chicken.
  10. Now, add ample amount of water, and allow it to come to boil. We always tend to add more water in such type of curry recipes.
  11. Add chopped coriander and pinch of garam masala as well and do not stir anymore.
  12. Cover up the lid and let it cook for about ten more minutes. Remember, it is a chicken curry we are preparing here; it will not take too long to cook.
  13. After about 10 minutes or so, turn off the flame and let it cool down. Open the lid and inhale the mind-boggling aroma, yes it is like complimenting yourself for doing such a good job.
  14. Stir it a bit and dish it out.
  15. Garnish some more chopped coriander leaves and ginger juliennes and your Chicken Curry Recipe is ready.
  16. Best recommended is to serve with simple homemade fulkas. You can also try other Indian bread such as Paratha, Tandoori roti or Naan may be, the choice is up to your taste buds.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 300


Mutton Curry Recipe: How to Make Mutton curry

Mutton Curry Recipe: How to Make Mutton Curry
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Mutton curry is a simple dish which is flavorful and a delighting dish to serve your family at the dinner table accompanied by hot fulkas or Chapati and salad on the side. If you are a beginner in the kitchen or if you do not have a lot of time to cook every day, and still craving for some non-vegetarian serving on your plate, this mutton curry recipe is for you to try tonight. So, let's know how to make Mutton Curry.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: North Indian
  • 500gms Fresh Mutton
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Whole Spices: 1 bay leaf, 3-4 cardamom pods, 4-5 black peppercorns, 3-4 cloves, 2 cinnamon stick.
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 large Onions Chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes Chopped
  • 2 Green chilies Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp Degi Mirch Powder
  • Coriander leaves
  • Water as required
  1. To get started with the Mutton Curry Recipe, take a Pressure cooker and turn on the flame.
  2. Once the cooker is heated, add 3 tbsp of edible oil and allow it to warm for a couple of seconds.
  3. Add cumin seeds and whole spices to it and mix it well for a minute. Now, throw in finely chopped onions and allow it get a nice golden brown color, which will take at least ten minutes (Tip: if you want onions to cook faster, add some salt and it will fasten up the cooking process.)
  4. Once the onions are cooked, add in all the powder masala (Salt, red chili, Turmeric and coriander powder) and keep on adding little amount of water in between so that the onion masala do not get burnt.
  5. Now it's time to toss in some chopped tomatoes in the cooker. Allow it cook for 5-10 more minutes with continuously adding water as well. Then add ginger garlic paste and again mix everything well.
  6. Once you see oil coming on the surface, after about ten more minutes or so, carefully add the meat and mix well so that masala coats perfectly in the meat.
  7. Add a generous amount of water, and add garam masala powder now as well for a perfect Mutton Curry Recipe. Put on the lid and allow it to cook for about 15 minutes ( It also depends on the quality of the meat)
  8. Turn off the heat and give it a rest for 5 minutes. Now open the lid and garnish some coriander leaves.
  9. Enjoy an easy Indian recipe for the mutton curry with some fulkas or even plain rice; the choice is up to you.
  10. By now, you know how to make mutton curry perfectly.
Remember, in mutton curry recipe, we prepare it with onions and tomatoes which is different from korma recipes in which we add yogurt to the curry. This mutton curry is cooked with fewer ingredients only and does not take much time either.
You can always use blended tomatoes, tomato paste or tomato puree.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1-2 Calories: 271


Chicken Biryani Recipe: How to Cook Chicken Biryani

This recipe will teach you how to cook Chicken biryani in the best way possible. Chicken Biryani is a traditional Indian dish cooked with Rice and meat, chicken or lamb. There are various ways of preparing this dish in India. South Indians style of making biryani is entirely different from what you might taste in the north side, though you will be stunned by the taste and delicious mouth-watering essence in both of them.

How I Failed and Succeeded

Here you will learn how to cook Chicken Biryani, in an effortless and less head stretching technique. When I first started to cook Chicken biryani, I simply messed it up, because of the ratio and proportion game (how much salt do I need to put in the boiling rice and how much in the masala that I was preparing).

So now after 5 – 6 devoted attempts, I finally learned a better, less hectic way and finally succeeded. And if it is your first time as well, start with Chicken, as it cooks faster than meat.

Steps to Cook Chicken Biryani

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Chicken Biryani Recipe: How to Cook Chicken Biryani
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There are three stages of preparing the Chicken Biryani. The first stage, Preparing the masala. The Second Stage, Par boil Rice. Stage three, Layering.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
  • Whole spices – Cardamom, Clove, Black pepper, Cumin, Nutmeg, and mace. (They adds flavor)
  • Vegetable Oil and ghee. (Oil for cooking and ghee on the top just when you will close the lid)
  • Raw Chicken (now quantity depends on you, bone or boneless depends on you)
  • Powder Masala – Red chili, Tumeric, coriander powder, salt. Now having a biryani masala powder is bliss, or else if you do not have it, it is okay, or you know what, just stop here, go and buy one.
  • 2-3 Onions (finely chopped or sliced, your call)
  • Tomatoes: 3 -4 (finely chopped)
  • Herbs – fresh coriander, fresh mint leaves
  • Green chilies – finely chopped
  • Lemons cut into slices and not to forget Ginger Garlic paste
  • Milk and Kesar (now this is something you might want to do or simply ignore, if you don’t have this, try water, it will surely drive you crazy)
  1. Heat oil in a big pot, once heated add all the whole spices we talked about. Add the onions into and stir well till you see them golden brown and then put two spoons of ginger garlic paste. Now let the onions and paste get along and after a while add tomatoes into it.
  2. Then, you need to keeps tossing the masala till you see the oil on the surface. After about ten mins add the powdered masalas I mentioned above, add a little water so that it won’t get burnt.
  3. After ten more mins add the raw chicken into the masala and stir it well this time so that chicken is entirely coated with it. Now give it like 15 more minutes and stir it well, if you think it needs a bit water, add but not too much, we do not require watery curry. The masala will take about 15 – 25 minutes as a whole to be prepared. You will now once the chicken is cooked well.
  4. It is the most crucial process, where you might need to be perfect. Take a big pot, and load it with water which should be more than the rice concerning the quantity. Boil the water and add whole spices in it as well (Aromatic rice is the key) and now on the other side wash the rice thoroughly.
  5. Once it is boiled on a perfection, add some salt (to be very honest, put less salt in masala and more in rice) and let it par boil (somewhat like 90%).
  6. Give it about ten mins and then drain the water and put the rice aside and let it cool down.
  7. It is the exciting stage so hear me out loud and open, DO NOT MESS THIS STAGE! In the pot in which you prepared chicken masala, transfer all the masala and chicken in another vessel for the time being.
  8. Now starts the layering process, this is how it goes, one good layer of rice, one good layer of masala with pieces as well and then again repeating the same procedure till you are out of rice and chicken masala.
  9. When reaching the top, add the right amount of coriander leaves and mint leaves, ghee, Kesar milk and kevda water, with few slit green chilis.
  10. Close the lid and cover the sides of the lid with wheat dough and keep it on a lower flame for 15 mins and then put it on a tawa and lower the flame for ten mins.
  11. Let it rest for five mins and open the lid. Carefully mix it well and serve it hot.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 348