Authentic Home- Style Chicken Curry

Hello dear reader, Chicken curry has been an important part of my childhood. When I was younger if I knew that my mom would make chicken curry that day, I couldn’t wait to reach home, I would be so excited because I used to love eating it and now when I can actually make chicken curry on my own, I am off course very excited to share the recipe with all of you.

You can serve this chicken curry with rice, chappatis, parota, naan or with Lemon rice

Let’s begin



  • Chicken – 250 grams
  • Ginger – garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Vinegar – 2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp

For the Curry:-

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cardamom pods- 2
  • Cinnamon stick – small piece
  • Onion -2 finely chopped
  • Green Chilli -1
  • Ginger- Garlic paste – 1tsp
  • Tomato- 3
  • Tumeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Corriander powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Water – about 1/2 cup
  • Corriander leaves – handful


  • Marinate the chicken in the ingredients given under the marination column , and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cut the onions and tomatoes finely.
  • In a pan add oil, then add the cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods and stir for a minute so that the flavor of whole spices gets infused in the oil.
  • Add the onions,green chilli, Ginger – garlic paste and saute till the onion turns brown, add water to avoid burning.
  • Add tomatoes , salt, tumeric powder, Corriander powder, red chilli powder and saute until oil is released.
  • Then add the chicken and saute well for about 5-6 minutes till it turns white.
  • Add water , and let it boil on low flame, then add the garam masala and corriander leaves.
  • Serve hot!

Tips and tricks:-

  • You can replace lemon juice instead of vinegar.
  • You can also add kasuri methi in the end.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Mashira says:

    The curry looks absolutely smashing, I am definitely going to try this recipe on Sunday, thank you.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I really hope you try it out and do share the recipe with your family and friends

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jyo says:

    Looks great Shifa 👍👍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Jyo 🙂🙂🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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