The most simple chicken curry ever!

This is one recipe that was made very often at home when I was a child. It is simple,easy to make but taste absolutely delicious.

It takes hardly 5-6 ingredients


500 gms chicken legs

15-20 cloves of garlic chopped (the more garlic the better)

2 green chillies choppes

1 tsp of cumin seeds

1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste

1 tsp of turmeric powder

salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Start off by cleaning the chicken well and then applying salt to taste,ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder. Set aside. You can marinate this or use it straight away.
  2. Chop the green chilies and garlic.
  3. In a pan heat 2 tablespoons of ghee and add the cumin seeds.When they crackle, add the garlic and green chilies and saute for sometime.
  4. Then add the chicken and fry on a low flame turning on both sides for 10-15 minutes. The chicken should sear and fry well. Add some pepper and give it a good stir.
  5. Then add 1 cup of hot water and cover and cook for a further 15-20 minutes until the chicken is done.
  6. Taste best with rice!
Simple chicken curry
Apply turmeric powder,salt and ginger garlic paste
Simple chicken curry
Heat 2 tbsp of ghee and crackle a tsp of cumin seeds. Then add chopped garlic and green chilies. I chopped one green chilly and kept one whole to reduce the spiciness
Simple chicken curry
Add the chicken and fry for 10-15 minutes turning on both sides
Simple chicken curry
Add a cup of hot water and cover and cook for another 15-20 minutes till done

Easy, tasty chicken gravy!

This is the perfect recipe to try if you are a beginner. It is simple, delicious and makes you look like you have been slaving away in the kitchen for hours. It was my cousin who tried this and told me that this chicken gravy is a must try. It was simple and lip smacking

Recipe source :

Start by cleaning and washing 500gms of chicken. I have used chicken legs, chicken with the bone would give this curry the best flavour and is better than using boneless chicken.

To the chicken I added salt, 1 tsp of turmeric , 1/2 tsp of kashmiri chilly powder and 1 tbsp of everest chicken masala powder. (Any garam masala can be used)

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I then pounded around 15 small cloves of garlic and a 1 inch piece of ginger and chopped around 4 medium onions,2 large tomatoes, 3 tbsp of coriander leaves and 1 tbsp of mint leaves.

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In a vessel I heated 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and 1 tbsp of ghee for flavour. When the oil was hot I added 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp of fennel seeds, 1/4 tsp of ajwain, 1/2 tsp of nigella seeds, 1 black cardamon, 4 peppercorns, 4 cloves, 2 green cardamon, 1 inch piece cinnamon, 1 bay leaf and fried for 1 minute till the spices crackled.

simple chicken curry

I then added the chopped onions and 3 whole green chillies.

simple chicken curry

After the onions turned translucent I added the ginger garlic paste and fried till the raw smell disappeared. I then added the chopped tomatoes and fried that till the tomatoes turned mushy.

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After this turn the flame to low and  add 1/2 tsp of chilly powder and a small container of curd. This step can be omitted as I have made this gravy in the past with no curd and adding the chilly powder depends on whether or not you like it spicy.

I fried this for a few minutes and then added the chicken. I seared the chicken for 5 minutes and added the chopped coriander and mint leaves and 2 tsp of everest shahi biryani masala and 1 tsp of garam masala. After this around 1/2 a cup of hot water was added.( It is important that you add hot water as this ensures that the chicken remains soft and tender)

simple chicken curry

simple chicken curry

simple chicken curry

At this point I covered and cooked the chicken for 20-25 minutes.  Lastly add a tbsp of kasuri methi and adjust salt to taste.

simple chicken curry

This dish is best served with rice.