Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chicken Curry

It has been raining rather heavily towards the late evening almost daily for the past three weeks or so. A bowl of hot curry eaten with plain white rice is just what I need! This is a very tasty curry dish and if you  love chicken curry, then I think that you would love this. 

Garlic and ginger (pounded), chopped tomatoes, mixed spices and chopped onion

Fresh curry leaves and sawtooth coriander from my garden, cinnamon stick, star anise and cloves

Chicken Curry
(by kitchen flavours)
about 1 kg chicken (half from a large chicken)
1 cinnamon stick about 3"
2 star anise
4 cloves
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 pieces sawtooth coriander, coarsely sliced
1 tbsp garlic, pounded
1 tbsp ginger, pounded
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
2 potatoes, cut to 1" cubes
2 cups water
1 tsp salt, or to taste
4-5 tbsp oil

The spices :
4 heaped tablespoon curry powder
1/2 tbsp tandoori mix powder
1 tbsp chili powder (use less for milder heat)
1 tbsp garam masala powder
1 tsp ground cumin

  1. Cut chicken to pieces for curry, remove skin and fats.
  2. Heat oil. Fry cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, curry leaves and sawtooth coriander leaves over low heat till fragrant, about 1 minute. 
  3. Add pounded garlic and ginger, fry for about 30 seconds, then add in the onions and tomato. Stir for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add in the spices, stir for about 15 seconds. Pour in half a cup of water, stir till evenly mixed.
  5. Stir in chicken pieces and salt, stir till chicken is evenly coated with spices. Pour in the remaining water, stir, cover and let boil for 5 minutes. Test for salt.
  6. Add in potatoes, and if curry appears dry, add about 1/4 cup of water or to desired consistency. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, till chicken is cooked and the potatoes are tender. Curry should be fairly thick with some gravy.
  7. Garnish with thinly sliced sawtooth coriander. Serve with hot white rice. Enjoy!


  1. On a rainy day.., curry will heat things up a bit.. Yeap, it looks like a tasty curry :)

  2. this looks tasty n easy enough to prepare..thanks for recipe dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  3. I love curry! Especially with naan! Would it be possible to replace ground Cinnamon with the stick?

  4. Hi, I have been a silent reader of your blog and I have to admit that I have been 'stealing' receipes from your blog to try them out myself after seeing the nice picture you have been putting up but my outcome is never as nice as yours.


  5. i also cooked curry chicken yesterday but a little short cut, using chilli boh. I'm seeing some sawtooth corainder here, i hardly see them here but i have tasted them before, it's very fragrant!

  6. This really sounds delicious. A serving of this will beat back gray clouds for sure. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  7. Look ans ound really delicious, love curry, have a nice day, gloria

  8. Oooh! I DO love chicken curry. It's one of my favorites. Give me some roti and I'll slurp this recipe up :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Adorei esta receita de frango, ficou um show. Abraços, Marta.

  10. A bowl of your curry would certainly hit the spot.

  11. Sorry about all of the rain, it's been rather warm here. I do love curry and the mere sound of the words "garlic and ginger" make me happy :)

  12. This sounds great for a rainy day and probably make the sun shine. Have a good weekend!

  13. Curry is such a great dish for a rainy day. Love the pictures on the post it looks delicious!

  14. Pollo al curry que rico,se ve estupendo ,cariños y abrazos.

  15. It's been raining here too, almost all month. We've had a very wet April. I'm ready for sunshine and warmer weather. Your curry is the perfect antidote though for the miserable weather. Delicious!

  16. Your chicken curry looks excellent! I love it. Hope the rain stops soon!

  17. YUM! i love chicken curry and this looks very tasty indeed :)

  18. I envy the fact that you have your own curry leaf plant- I have been looking for one here in the US for a while now :(
    The curry looks exquisite!
    US Masala

  19. Slurp,fingerlicking chicken curry..simply irresistible..

  20. Hi everyone,
    Thank you for all your lovely comments! Enjoy your weekend!

  21. Hi Joy,
    We love a good Chicken Curry and your recipe looks awesome. We will sure give it a try the next time we want Chicken Curry. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  22. Greetings from KL! :) Chicken curry is so yummy and I'm glad it's so easily available here. I just had it yesterday! I bought Baba's meat curry powder. Will also buy some local cookbooks e.g. Hawker's Fair (latest) and Agnes Chang's Hawker Food. :)


  23. I love chicken curry! Yours sure looks tasty! Thanks for sharing! :)

  24. My hubby loves curry dishes, but I have never tried to make any. I think I will give this one a try. I am a new follower. Patsy