Mom’s Chicken Curry (one-pot curry)

It is my mom’s recipe. My cousins love her cooking and specially her non-vegetarian curries.This is one of them, a special recipe to share on my blog.

Ingredients :

Chicken -2.2 lb(1 kg)

Onions- 2 big

Oil-4-5 tbsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Ginger-garlic paste- 1tbsp

Dhagad phool-2 tbsp

Cinnamon sticks- 2 small


Cardamom -3

Coconut powder -2tbsp
Coriander powder -2 tsp

Garam masala-1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder- 1 tbsp

Turmeric -1/4 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Preparation : cut the onions into cubes and blend them in the blender, do not add water to it, keep it aside.

Take a wide – thick bottomed pan, add oil, once the oil is hot, add spices like cumin seeds, Dhagad phool, cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom once they are fried, add onion paste and cook until it turns light – brown and leaves oil.Add Ginger-garlic paste, turmeric cook them until the raw smell is gone.Add Chicken to the onion gravy, and fry it for a while like 5 minutes on a medium flame, throughout the making of curry keep the flame on  medium heat.

Once the chicken is fried  a little bit, add chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder,  coconut powder,salt and mix it properly.Add some water and for 15 -25 minutes. 

Close  the lid and cook it.If you feel the gravy is becoming thick add little bit of water and cook until the meat becomes tender and check whether the meat leaving the bone. Do a taste test before you add garam masala.Once you add garam masala, mix it cook it for 5 minutes.

Here is final form of chicken curry.


You can have this  with Roti, naan, white rice, Pulihora (Tamarind Rice).

It’s a nice combination with Tamarind Rice, and Roti.

You can add mint leaves, coriander (cilantro) to it while the chicken is cooking.
Have a great week ahead.




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