Staying In Tonight? Try Punam's Simple & Healthy Chicken Curry

Punam from Spicebox Oragnics shares her recipe for a simple but healthy Chicken Curry. Treat yourself. 


  • Organic boneless cubed chicken breast – 600 grams

  • Onion (chopped or ground) – 1 large

  • Tomatoes (seedless and chopped finely) – 2

  • Grated ginger – 1 inch

  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (grated) – 4 cloves

  • Cumin – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric – 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander Powder – 2 tablespoon

  • Whole Red Chillies  –  2 (for spicy, add 4)

  • Chopped Fresh Coriander – 1 tablespoon

  • Garam Masala (4-6 Cloves, 2 Bay leaves, 1-2 small cardamom, 1-2 black cardamom, 1/2 cinnamon stick)

  • Salt  –  to taste

  • Sunflower, peanut, mustard oil – 3 tablespoon

  • Water – 1 cup


  • Wash the chicken cubes and set aside

  • Heat a non stick pan on low to medium heat and add the Garam Masala ingredients. Stir constantly until well roasted. Remove pan from heat and transfer all the ingredients into a spice grinder. (Electrical or manual). Grind and set aside

  • Place a medium/large wok on medium heat. Add 2-3 tablespoons of oil.

  • Add the grated/chopped onions and stir fry until deep brown.

  • Add the cumin seeds and whole red chillies

  • Add the ginger and garlic paste, coriander, turmeric powder, and salt

  • Keep stirring the ingredients until well mixed

  • Add the tomatoes, mix them in and let simmer for 5 mins

  • Add the chicken pieces and stir with the curry. Continue for 10 minutes so that the ingredients are well mixed in with the chicken.

  • Add 1 cup water

  • Lower the heat, cover the lid and simmer for 15 minutes

  • Add 1 tablespoon of the garam masala mixture and simmer for another 5 minutes until the chicken is well cooked and tender

  • Transfer to serving dish, garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve with rice or bread

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