Spicy Chicken Curry

By shanobiju  

May 5, 2020


500 g Lamb/ Chicken pieces (Curry Cut)

10-12 Green chillies sliced

3 tbsp Oil

2-3 Bay leaves

1 tbsp Ginger paste

2 tbsp Garlic paste

1 cup Onion finely sliced

3/4 cup Tomato paste

2 tbsp Coriander powder

1 tbsp Chilli powder

1 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

3 tbsp Curd /yogurt

2 cup Water

Salt to taste

For the masala

2 tbsp Poppy seed

5-6 Cashew nut

1 tbsp Garam masala

5-6 Raisins

2 tsp Black pepper

3-4 tbsp Water

2 tbsp Oil


1You can use lamb or chicken. Pressure cook the lamb until done. Keep it aside.

2In a wok/ Kadai/ Pan, heat oil . Add sliced green chillies. Keep stirring until the chilies turns pale green in colour. Add ginger paste. Stir of a minute on low flame. Add garlic paste. Now add sliced onion.

3Let the onion become light golden in colour. Add the coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Fry for a minute.Now add the tomato paste and bay leaves. Add curry cut chicken / pressure cooked lamb. Add salt to taste. Keep stirring. Cook on low flame. Now add the curd/ yogurt and water.

4Cover the pan with a heavy lid . Let cook on low flame.

5Now let us make the masala.

6Grind poppy seeds, cashew nut, raisins, black pepper into a thick paste. Add 2-3 tbsp of water. Grind into a smooth paste without any lumps.

7Heat a small pan. Add oil. Add this masala. Fry the prepared masala until the oil comes out.

8Now check if the chicken/lamb is done.

9Add this masala . Stir well. Cook for another 5-6 minutes on low flame or until the gravy is thick. Add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.


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