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Indian Chicken Curry


Easy, Quick and Delicious "Indian Curry Recipe that can be enjoyed with steamed rice / bread.

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  • 3 Medium Chicken Breasts – Cut into bite size pieces (You can use any piece of chicken with or without bones.)
  • 1½ Cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 Cup Chopped Tomato – I’m using fresh tomato, if using frozen or canned, then reduce the quantity to ½ cup
  • 1 Tsp Ginger+Garlic Paste
  • ½ Cup water
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil – You can use vegetable or canola oil as well.
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Jalapeno – OPTIONAL (For Decoration)
  • 1 Tbsp Fried Onion – OPTIONAL (For Decoration)
  • Seasoning or Spices
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • ½ Tsp Whole Pepper
  • 3 Whole Green Cardamom (Choti Elaichi)
  • ½ Stick Cinnamon(Dalchini)
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder(Haldi)
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Powder ( Dhania)
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin Powder (Jeera)
  • ½ Tsp Garam Masala Powder – You can get it easily at any Indian grocery store
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 Tsp Salt (As per your taste)


Servings 2
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Warm the nonstick pan over high heat till hot (about a minute) and pour in the oil.

Step 2

Reduce flames to medium, add bay leaves, whole pepper, green cardamom, cinnamon and sauté till they start to crackle.

Step 3

Now add onion, ginger+garlic paste and saute until the onions turn light golden(about 3-4minutes)

Step 4

Add all the remaining spices and tomatoes, sauté for a minute.

Step 5

Cover the nonstick with lid and cook together till tomatoes and onions gets tender and brown for 4 minutes on low flame. (Saute in between to avoid burning or over browning)

Step 6

Stir in the chicken, re-cover the nonstick and continue to cook until chicken is tender about 6-7minutes. (Saute every 2minutes)

Step 7

Now add water to the chicken, re-cover and cook everything together for another 2-3minutes. (You can cook it 2-3 minutes longer if you like less curry)

Step 8

Turn off heat and transfer into the serving dish.
Sprinkle with chopped jalapeno and fried onion and Serve hot with favorite bread / rice or Indian breads.

* You can choose any type of chicken from boneless or with bones/drumsticks/wings, etc

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