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Spicy Chicken Gravy

By: Saishanker of Bangalore , IN

This is a lovely gravy we make every week at our place

Filed in Main Dishes

Serves 4 people

Please try preparing this recipe and vote for me if u like it


  • 500 g chicken without skin and fat
  • 3-4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3-4 onions
  • 3-4 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp thecha (spicy kolhapuri red chilli paste) (optional but taste better with it )
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2-3 cardamom pods
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 4-5 green chillis
  • 250 g curd
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • For marination :Add chicken,curd,2 tsp red chilli,1 tbsp ginger garlic paste,1 tsp turmeric and 1 tsp garam masala powder,squeeze one lemon juice and let the chicken marinate for about 2 hrs


  1. Slice the onions fine,and dice the tomatoes.Add 2-tbsp oil in a kadhai and heat on medium flame.
  2. Add the onions and fry till translucent,avoid burning them
  3. Add the finely chopped chillis to do this and give it a stir
  4. As the onions become translucent add the ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell of the paste goes
  5. Now add the red chilli powder,turmeric,garam masala,and fry till the spices cook properly
  6. After making sure that the spices have cooked well add the thecha and give it a good stir on high flame
  7. Now turn off the heat and allow the mixture too cool till room temp,once cooled grind,add a little water to the mixture to grind it to a smooth paste.
  8. Now take another kadhai add the remaining oil and heat
  9. Now add the cardamom pods,bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon sticks and curry leaves and fry,don't burn them
  10. Once done add the ground paste and cook on medium flame till oil comes out from the paste,let it cook properly.
  11. Now add the marinated chicken ,stir well and cover with a lid.Let it cook on low flame for about 15 min.
  12. Open the lid check if the chicken is cooked
  13. If too dry add required amount of water to make a gravy and heat on high flame till you get the right consistency of gravy you like.

There you are ....a tasty spicy Chicken curry is ready to eat ..Serve with Roti or Naan .Even Plain cooked Basmati Rice will do.

Latest Comments

By Mayask on 5/31/2011 11:47:00 PM

Thank U . Nice recipe .

By Saishanker on 3/18/2011 7:42:00 PM

Saishanker : For all you viewers of this recipe ...my friend Mr Ashutosh Modi has pointed out that i havent mentioned salt in the recipe...I am really sorry i dunno how i missed it ...please add 1-1 half teaspoon of salt while cooking the onions

By Saishanker on 3/18/2011 7:40:00 PM

@Ashutosh Modi:I am really sorry i missed on the salt.But any person with some common sense or cooking knowledge will know that you need salt...Funny of you to point it out...really

By Ashutosh Modi on 1/14/2011 1:19:00 AM

m not too sure how this gravy will taste without adding any amount of salt !!! it really does not have salt or u managed to miss on this important ingredient of almost all the recipes ???


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