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Desi Chicken Curry Recipe

Desi Chicken Curry is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Monday, 7 August, 2017
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
20 mins
Servings :
Serves 4
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Desi chicken curry, as the name indicates, is a desi Indian style chicken curry made with spice mix by stewing the ingredients. The fragrant chicken curry can be accompanied with rice of butter naan for best flavor.

This Punjabi dish is famous across whole India and is commonly available at many road side dhabas and restaurants. In fact Old Delhi is famous for its desi chicken curry. The dish has chicken cooked to perfection with gravy.

It involves the frying of chicken pieces unlike other chicken recipes. The delicious blend of spices along with fried chicken pieces in tomato gravy makes up for incredibly pleasing recipe. Learn how to make this recipe at home by following our step by step indtructions.


  • 1 - chicken, sliced
  • 6 to 7 - Onions (medium sized),
  • 1 - whole Garlic
  • 1 - tomato, ground in a mixer (optional)
  • 2 cups - Mustard oil
  • 3/4 tsp - Meat masala
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric
  • Red Chilli powder - to taste
  • Salt - to taste
  • How to Make Desi Chicken Curry:

    1. Heat mustard oil in a pressure cooker with the lid open.
    2. Fry the chicken pieces one by one till half done (don't fry it completely). Keep it aside.
    3. In the same oil, sautee onions and whole garlic cloves till they turn brown.
    4. Add meat masala, turmeric, red chilli powder, and a little salt.
    5. Add the tomato puree (optional)
    6. Pour a dash of water, and continue to fry the masala till the oil starts rising.
    7. Add the fried chicken to the masala.
    8. Fry for 2 minutes and then add water.
    9. Cover the lid and pressure cook for 2 to whistles.
    10. Do not overcook.
    11. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot.


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