Easy chicken curry. Warm and comforting curry to beat the winter chill. It’s so easy to create a satisfying meal with basic spices from your pantry. Without a doubt, this curry is loaded with flavor thanks to the magical combo of aromatic spices and succulent chicken.


Easy Chicken Curry recipe Video


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger (ginger paste)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (garlic paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric (turmeric powder)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (cumin powder)
  • 4 teaspoons ground coriander (coriander powder)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste (or chopped tomatoes)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 kg chicken, cut into small pieces (I used thigh fillets)
  • Salt to taste

Easy Chicken Curry Recipe


    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
    2. Add onions. Sauté, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add ginger and garlic. Sauté, stirring, for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
    3. Tip in ground turmeric, ground coriander, ground cumin, garam masala, red chili powder and black pepper powder. Stir to combine. Cook for a couple of minutes to toast them a bit.
    4. Add tomato paste. Fry, stirring, for 1 minute. (If using fresh tomatoes, fry them until mushy). Add water, sugar and vinegar. Stir to combine.
    5. Add chicken. Toss to coat the chicken pieces in the spice mix. Add a big pinch of salt, cover and cook on medium heat for about 30 minutes, until the chicken is tender. Add a splash of water if the curry sticks to the base of the pan at all.
    6. Serve with rice, naan, parathas and pappadums.


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