Chennai Style Chicken Curry Recipe


Chennai Style Chicken Curry Recipe

  • MAKES: 5 -6 People
  • PREP. TIME : 10 Minutes
  • TOTAL TIME : 40 – 45 Minutes


  • 1 Kg of Chicken                                 
  • 1 – 1.5 tbsp. of Salt                            
  • 1 tbsp. of Turmeric                       
  • 1/2 tbsp. of Mustard Seeds 
  • 1.5 tbsp. of Red Chilli Powder 
  • 5 – 6 Green Chilli 
  • 1 Cup or 3-4 Onions Sliced 
  • 4 – 5 Leaves of Curry Leaves 
  • 25 grams of Coriander Leaves 
  • 7 – 8 tbsp. of Mustard Oil/Groundnut Oil 
  • 3 – 4 Pieces of Cardamom 
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Small Stick of Cinnamon 
  • 3 – 4 Pieces of Cloves 
  • 2 tbsp. of Ginger Garlic Paste 
  • 1.5 – 2 Small Cups of Water 

Chicken Curry Recipe Preparation

Add the below ingredients in a bowl :

  • 1 Kg of Chicken, 1 – 1.5 tbsp. of Salt, 1 tbsp. of Turmeric, 1.5 tbsp. of Red Chilli Powder, 5 – 6 Green Chilli, 1/2 Cup of Onions Sliced and 1.5 tbsp. of Mustard Oil/Groundnut Oil. Mix it well and marinate it for 15 – 20 Mins.
  • Once it’s marinated very well, Add 4 – 5 tbsp. of Mustard Oil/Groundnut Oil in a pan.
  • Once it gets moderately heated, add 4 – 5 pieces of Cloves, 4 – 5 pieces of Cardamom, 2 Small Stick of Cinnamon, 1/2 tbsp. of Mustard seeds and some Curry Leaves.
  • Once the Mustard Seeds pops up, add 1/2 Cup of Sliced Onions and mix well.
  • Once it gets caramelised, add 2 tbsp. of Ginger Garlic Paste and mix well until the garlic smell goes off.
  • Once it’s done, add the marinated chicken to the pan, mix well and cook it for 10 mins in low heat.
  • Now add 2 cups of water and close the lid and cook it for 10 – 15 mins in medium to low heat.
  • Add the optional ( Boiled Potatoes, Boiled Eggs, Carrots etc.. ) based on your need and mix well.
  • Close the lid and cook it for 15 – 20 more mins.
  • A nice garnish with chopped Coriander leaves would do the final magic for your dish.
Chicken Curry Recipe
Chicken Curry Recipe

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  1. Hello Ajay! This looks really good! When you post in the recipe try to keep the instructions in a more structured and bulleted manner. That helps when someone is following your recipe! Keep up the good work!

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