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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fiery Red Chicken Curry

Cooking time required: 30 mins
Cost of preparation: 110-120 rupees


For marinate: Chicken pieces(500 gms), ginger garlic paste (1 tsp), mustard oil ( 1
tsp), yogurt ( 1 tbs), salt, turmeric.

For the gravy: Potato (1 large), Onion( 1 large), tomato( 2 nos, medium), cumin seeds (1/2 tsp), coriander seeds( 1tsp), cinnamon ( 1 inch ), green cardamom (2 pods ), star anise ( 1 no ), javitri/mace ( 1 flower), cloves ( 3-4 nos), bay leaf ( 2 nos), whole red chillis ( 4-5 nos ), sunflower oil ( 4 tps), mustard oil( 2 tsp), Kashmiri lal chilli powder (1 tsp), ginger garlic paste (1 tbs), turmeric (1 tsp ), salt ( to taste ).

For tempering: Cumin seeds ( 1/3 tsp), fennel seeds ( 1/3 tsp).

Pre-cooking: Marinate chicken pieces with ginger-garlic, yogurt, turmeric, salt and
mustard oil. Set aside for 1 hour.

Cooking: Cut the onion and tomato into two halves. Transfer to a pressure cooker with a little water and boil for 3 whistles . Allow to cool down .Drain away the excess water and mash the onion and tomato. Do not throw this water.

Cut the potato into 4 pieces , fry for 3-4 mins and keep aside.

Heat a pan. Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cardamon, cinnamon, mace and star anise. Dry roast for about 2 mins. Grind into a fine powder in a mixer grinder.

Heat the sunflower oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin, fennel seeds, bay leaves and red chillis followed by the mashed onion and tomato. Cook for 3 mins.

Add the ginger garlic paste and salt. Fry the paste for about 5 mins.

Add the marinated chicken pieces along with the roasted spices and kashmiri lal mirch powder and cook for 10-15 mins with the lid open. Keep stirring in between.

Add potato pieces, 2 cups hot/warm water, salt if required and allow for 1 whistle.

Keep aside till steam is released. The chicken should be just tender and not overdone. If it is still not done, cook for another whistle.

Serve with white rice .

Note: Use spicy whole red chillis for making the curry really hot and Kashmiri lal mirchi to give it a lovely red color.


  1. Delicious and spicy looking curry... Would love to have with white rice...

  2. Lov ethe name of the curry and am sure, the curry justifies it..

  3. Dear AOF
    This is a great recipe and the spicing is just too good! I can see you have made a riot of Garam masalas . CAnt wait to make it even if I dont like chicken.
    have a nice day

  4. my brother's most fav dish. you made it so so beautifully.

  5. Slurp,fingerlicking curry,mouthwatering here..

  6. oh I bet this has an amazing flavor!

  7. Delicious and spicy looking curry...

  8. Woww.. that looks yumm :)

  9. Chicken curry looks spicy and colourful. I think curry taste is also good.

  10. This curry is gr8 if you have cold/fever.....its sure to chase the blues!!!


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