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Chicken cooked with onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and yoghurt with spices. A basic chicken recipe and a very popular one too.

Indian Non - Vegetarian Recipes

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: Indian Non-Vegetarian

3  tablespoon(s) oil
2  onion(s) grated
2  tablespoon(s) garlic paste
1  teaspoon(s) ginger paste
1  cup(s) yoghurt beaten till smooth
2  tomatoes grated or finely chopped
1  teaspoon(s) red chilli powder
2  teaspoon(s) coriander powder
1  teaspoon(s) cumin powder
½  teaspoon(s) turmeric powder
salt and freshly milled pepper to taste
12  medium pieces (about 800 grams) of chicken
1  cup(s) hot water
1  teaspoon(s) curry powder or hot spice mix (garam masala) powder
finely chopped fresh coriander to garnish

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Add the onions and fry for about 4  minutes or till rich golden brown.
  2. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry briefly till the raw smell goes away. Add the tomatoes and the yoghurt stirring briskly to avoid curdling. Fry for about 4  minutes or till oil separates.
  3. Mix in the red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, salt and pepper to taste. Increase the heat and add the chicken pieces. Fry for about 5  minutes or till the chicken is lightly browned.
  4. Add the hot water and mix well. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on very low heat for about 15  minutes or till chicken is well cooked and the oil has separated. Sprinkle the curry powder or hot spice mix (garam masala) and cover tightly for about 10-15 minutes for the aroma to blend well in the curry.
    Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.


  • Using clarified butter (ghee) makes this dish more flavorful.
  • Boneless chicken can be also used for this recipe. Reduce or halve the weight of chicken if using boneless. Rest of the ingredients remain the same. Reduce the cooking time of chicken.
  • Keep some extra amount of hot water ready if more gravy is desired.

Serve hot with: Deep-fried Savory Buns (vade), steamed rice or Indian bread (Roti).

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