easy indian chicken curry recipe | simple chicken curry recipe in pressure cooker

indian chicken curry recipe

how to make chicken curry indian style | easy chicken curry recipe | simple chicken curry recipe in pressure cooker

Are you looking for a quick fix lunch of chicken curry and rice? Something you can make with the basic ingredients available in your kitchen? Chicken curry and rice is the definition of comfort food for so many of us. Well, sit tight! Today’s recipe is all about simple ingredients, saving time, and deliciousness at the same time.

This is a very basic chicken curry recipe that calls for minimal preparation. Besides, you can make this chicken curry in pressure cooker to save time. The Indian style chicken curry is hot and spicy. The chicken is soft, juicy, and falls right off the bone.

how to prepare indian chicken curry recipe

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Like most Indian curries, the base of this chicken gravy is made with onion, tomatoes, plenty of ginger, and garlic. The curd is used to marinade the chicken and it makes the chicken curry velvety and thick. For fragrance, there are aromatic ingredients like kasoori methi, fresh coriander, green chilies, and garam masala that are added towards the end.

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chicken curry and rice

If you are a novice cook or a bachelor, the Indian style chicken curry recipe is a way to go. It will make your weekend lunch special as you spend more time around the table with your family over this comforting meal. The Indian chicken pairs really well with white rice or jeera rice. I also like to have lachcha paratha on the side. Other Indian breads like naan, roti, chapathi also go equally well with this simple chicken curry.

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pressure cooker chicken curry recipe

This simple chicken curry is just an idea. You can play around with the ground spices to get the flavours of your liking. There are the basic ground spices like red chili, turmeric, and coriander. The Everest Chicken Masala is what jazzes up this chicken curry. It’s my personal favorite.

But you may use any brand of chicken masala that you like. You may even replace it with the traditional masala like kolhapuri masala or malwani masala. It’s completely up to you. This is a chicken curry recipe without coconut. So you get robust, intense taste.

cooking the chicken curry in pressure cooker or handi

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Slow-cooking will always yield slightly better results than pressure cooking. Pressure cooker chicken curry is a boon on days you are strapped for time. On other days you may try cooking this recipe in a handi or pot. Let the curry chicken simmer on low in a covered pot/handi until the chicken is done. The gravy would have a better texture.

how to make indian style chicken curry

indian chicken curry recipe | simple chicken curry recipe in pressure cooker
 
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Hot and spicy Indian style chicken curry - simple and easy chicken curry made in pressure cooker. This is a very basic and quick chicken curry for lunch. Pair it with basmati rice and lachcha paratha for an ultimate treat.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
For Marinating the Chicken
  • Chicken on bone - 800 grams
  • Curd - ½ cup (not sour)
  • Turmeric - ½ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ginger - 1 & ½ inches, julienned
  • Garlic - 20 cloves medium size, crushed
For the Gravy
  • Ghee - ¼ cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Black cardamoms - 2
  • Green cardamoms - 6
  • Cloves - 2
  • Black peppercorns - 15
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • Onions - 1 & ½ cups, finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1 cup, finely chopped
  • Everest Chicken Masala - 1 & ½ tbsp (or your favorite brand)
  • Tikhalal red chili powder - 1 tsp or to taste
  • Coriander powder - ½ tbsp
  • Garam masala - ¼ tsp
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Fresh coriander - a handful, finely chopped
  • Kasoori methi - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies - 2, slit
Instructions
  1. To make the Indian chicken curry, start off by marinating the chicken. Combine the chicken, curd, turmeric, salt, ginger, and garlic in a bowl.
  2. Mix well to coat the chicken with the marinade. Cover the bowl and pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  3. To make the chicken gravy, melt ghee in a pressure cooker. Once hot, toss in the whole spices; cumin seeds, black cardamoms, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves, and cinnamon. Saute for a few seconds.
  4. Add in the onions and saute until golden brown.
  5. Add in the marinated chicken and saute it on high heat, stirring gently.
  6. The chicken should get some golden brown color from the sauteing.
  7. Next, add the tomatoes and cook until they turn soft and mushy.
  8. When the oil separates, add the coriander powder, red chili powder, and Everest Chicken Masala.
  9. Saute the chicken with the spices really well on medium-high heat for about 7-8 minutes. Sprinkle some water every now and then to prevent the spices from burning. This process is called 'bhunna'.
  10. Then add in the water to make the curry. If you like thicker curry, add less water. Adjust the salt at this stage, if needed.
  11. Close the pressure cooker and cook the Indian chicken curry for 3 whistles or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  12. Let the pressure subside. Open the pressure cooker.
  13. Turn the heat back on. Add in the kasoori methi, garam masala, green chilies, and coriander leaves. Give it a stir. Cover the pressure cooker with a simple lid and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  14. Turn the heat off. Easy and simple Indian chicken curry recipe is ready.
  15. Serve hot with lachcha paratha, roti, or naan. It tastes fantastic with basmati rice too. Enjoy!
Notes
Nutritional Info per Serving - Approximate Values
Nutrition Information
Calories: 455 Fat: 19 g Carbohydrates: 25 g Sugar: 4.2 g Sodium: 137 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 39 g Cholesterol: 130 mg

 

easy indian chicken curry recipe with step by step pictures


Step 1

To make the Indian chicken curry, start off by marinating the chicken. Combine 800 grams chicken on bone, 1/2 cup curd (not sour), 1/2 tsp turmeric, salt to taste, 1 & 1/2 inches ginger julienned, and 20 medium sized cloves of garlic, crushed.

marinade for chicken


Step 2

Mix well to coat the chicken with the marinade. Cover the bowl and pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours.

chicken marinated in curd and spices


Step 3

To make the chicken gravy, melt 1/4 cup ghee in a pressure cooker. Once hot, toss in the whole spices; 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 black cardamoms, 6 green cardamoms, 15 black peppercorns, 2 cloves, 2 bay leaves, and 1-inch stick of cinnamon. Saute for a few seconds.

sauteing the whole spices to make simple chicken curry recipe


Step 4

Add in 1 & 1/2 cups finely chopped onions and saute until golden brown.

sauteing the onions to make simple chicken curry


Step 5

Add in the marinated chicken and saute it on high heat, stirring gently.

sauteing the chicken to make chicken curry


Step 6

The chicken should get some golden brown color from the sauteing.

making indian style chicken curry recipe


Step 7

Next, add 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft and mushy.

cooking the tomatoes with the chicken


Step 8

When the oil separates, add 1/2 tbsp coriander powder, 1 tsp Tikhalal red chili powder, and 1 & 1/2 tbsp Everest Chicken Masala. You may use your favorite brand of chicken masala.

hot and spicy indian chicken curry recipe


Step 9

Saute the chicken with the spices really well on medium-high heat for about 7-8 minutes. Sprinkle some water every now and then to prevent the spices from burning. This process is called ‘bhunna’.

making easy chicken curry recipe


Step 10

Then add 2 cups of water to make the curry. If you like thicker curry, add less water. Adjust the salt at this stage, if needed.

making easy chicken curry recipe


Step 11

Close the pressure cooker and cook the Indian chicken curry for 3 whistles or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.

making indian chicken curry recipe


Step 12

Let the pressure subside. Open the pressure cooker.

making indian chicken curry in pressure cooker


Step 13

Turn the heat back on. Add in 1 tbsp kasoori methi, 1/4 tsp garam masala, 2 slit green chilies, and a handful of chopped coriander leaves. Give it a stir. Cover the pressure cooker with a simple lid and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

making indian chicken curry recipe


Step 14

Turn the heat off. Easy and simple Indian chicken curry recipe is ready.

making chicken curry recipe easy


Step 15

Serve the Indian style chicken curry hot with lachcha paratha, roti, or naan. It tastes fantastic with basmati rice too. Enjoy!

pressure cooker chicken curry recipe

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