Easy Homemade Chicken Curry

by Rachna

Chicken Curry is a sort of a Sunday ritual at my home. I make various varieties of chicken curry ranging from Chettinad chicken curry to Butter chicken, Methi Chicken curry to Kolhapur chicken curry, thai chicken curry to many more. This is an easy homemade chicken curry which is quite simple but tastes super delicious. Just follow a couple of tricks that I share for the huge, hearty flavour. Here is the simple homemade chicken curry recipe:

homemade chicken curry

Easy Homemade Chicken Curry

Rachna Parmar
Delicious chicken curry made homestyle is finger licking tasty as my family would endorse. So simple too. Do try it.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Serves 8


  • 750-800 gm . chicken with bone (cut into pieces)
  • Marinate in 1 tsp. turmeric powder salt and 1 tbsp. chilli powder
  • For the masala
  • 4 large onions sliced
  • 2 tbsp. ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp. whole peanuts raw
  • 5 to matoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chicken masala I use Everest
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tbsp. chilly powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp. oil


  • Marinate the chicken in spices for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a pan and sear the chicken till brownish on the outside. Keep it aside.
  • Now heat the remaining oil in a pan/kadhai. Add cumin seeds and allow to sputter. Add pepper and peanuts. Cook for about 2 minutes. Now add sliced onions, ginger and garlic pastes and bhuano (roast) on low flame till golden brown and the ginger-garlic loses its raw smell. This is a slow process that must be done on low heat to bring out maximum flavour. It took me about 10-15 minutes. If the masala gets too dry add 1-2 tbsp. of water.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and cook everything till tomatoes are mushy. Takes about 5-7 minutes. Now cool it and blend. It will be a thick paste.
  • Add the chicken with masala paste back to your pan. Add some water to make the curry runny. Add garam masala, chicken masala, turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt. Cook for 10 minutes on low flame or till the chicken is cooked and tender. Taste and adjust seasoning. Your chicken curry is ready. Serve with hot rotis or rice.


Don't overcook the chicken or it becomes stringy.
Adjust the chilly powder and masala powders as per your taste.
Adding peanuts adds body and flavour to the curry. You may not add them if you don't like the taste. Though I would suggest retaining them.
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Suzy -

Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Soumya Prasad -

The peanuts is an interesting addition. I’ll ask my mom to try this with peanuts once.

The recipe is so easy, Rachna! And I’m so glad you mentioned about the cook on the chicken. Some people overcook chicken so much, it almost feels like rubber strings glued together. Chicken should be cooked just right and should be soft and juicy with its gravy. Okay, now I’m salivating ?

writershilpa -

We add roasted coconut (the dry one) and make it nice and brown. We also roast the onion along with it and then add the garam masala (sabut) to the mixture before grinding. I liked your idea of adding peanuts to make the gravy thicker.
I like your recipes, Rachna. Easy to make, nothing very complicated, and manageable for people like me! 😛

Roshan Radhakrishnan -

Saving on Pinterest for later… we do have our version of homemade curry too and I honestly dont know what it is but the colour and final look definitely resembles this.



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