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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 144.6
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 72.6 mg
  • Sodium: 82.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 18.6 g

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traditional indian chicken curry

Submitted by: MILIESANJU
traditional indian chicken curry

Introduction

this is the recipe i use every day in my house and also used by my mom back home this is the recipe i use every day in my house and also used by my mom back home
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    skinless chicken thigh 350 gm
    onion 1 cup chopped
    oil 2 tbsp
    ginger 5 slices
    garlic 3 cloves
    chicken curry powder 1tbsp/ 2tbsp(according to ur prefference for hot)
    tomato 1/2 can chopped
    boiled water 200ml

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Directions

1) clean the chicken and cut into bite size pieces with or without the bones in place
2)heat ur non stick deep pan and warm the oil
3)saute the onions till golden brown
4)add ginger and garlic and cook for 2-3 secs
5)add the curry powder.(try to buy the specific chicken curry powder , becoz the proportion of the spices will be different in each )i prefer melam chicken curry powder its very spicy so use it accordingly.
6)add a few tbsp of water to the mixture and bring the heat to very low or ur paste will burn
7)cook till the oil in the mixture start to show tru the mixture
8)add the chicken pieces to it and stir in nicely
put a lid over it and let it cook for 5 minutes
9)stir the chicken again ,add half of the water and shimmer it, or till the oil in the curry shows above the curry.
10)add the salt to taste and its all ready to serve

tips
add zucchini and mushroom at step8 and there is 2 of ur 5 a day!!!!!!!!
i sometimes add a chicken stock cube in the water for added flavour
if u want it more thick add cornflour or simply let it cook with the lid open

ENJOY UR TRADITIONAL CHICKEN CURRY

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MILIESANJU.






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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    When do you add the tomatoes and why do you only add half the water? - 1/18/09

    Reply from MILIESANJU (3/8/09)
    sorry i forget about the tomatoes ,please add it together with the chicken.but make sure the onions are well satuted. half of the water frist becoz we want the mixture to cook well and for the oil to see thru other wise u curry will have a different taste .add the remaining water at the end as neede


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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome. Easy to make and the best chicken curry I've ever had. I look forward to making more of your recipes. - 9/6/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This will definitely become a regular dinner. My kids ate every last bite! I did add two minced, seeded jalapenos! It was excellent. I have always loved Indian food but this was the best. i did use frozen chicken tenderloin and did not chop them. This made this a super easy, healthy dish! - 1/10/09

    Reply from MILIESANJU (3/8/09)
    thanks for ur comment


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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I agree....this is an amazingly simple, tasty recipe. Thank you so much! - 5/3/09

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  • O.K.
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    The instructions were very badly written: what size onion? when do I add the tomatoes? I love curry dishes but I didn't think this recipe was so great. I would try other recipes first. - 2/25/09

    Reply from MILIESANJU (3/8/09)
    an average sized onion is approximately 50 calories and people have different attitude to it , some like the taste and smell of it and wouldn't mind it if the recipe has a stronger flavour of the onion. i didn't specify it becoz i believe cooking is an art and it shows individual prefferences.


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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love curry but I do not know how to make it. Do you used fresh or crystallized ginger? - 11/30/08

    Reply from MILIESANJU (1/2/09)
    i usually use fresh ginger haven't tried any crystallized ones


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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    ok what does gm mean im confused can you just put how many pieces?
    - 11/15/08

    Reply from MILIESANJU (11/24/08)
    its grams , i buy chicken thighs in 500-600gram pack and cut them into small pieces ,weigh them before i freeze them. i think its about 5-6 medium size pieces


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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I took a twist on the recipe and used 2 fresh chopped tomatoes instead of canned. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of Red Savina Pepper powder to add some heat to the dish and served it over a bed of short grain rice. - 9/25/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe, not to mention quick and easy! Masala curry powder worked wonderfully. Thanks for taking the time to add this recipe to the site. Merci! - 8/29/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can you clarify how much tomato is needed? - 8/24/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The photo looks really yummy! Your recipe calls for 2 tbsp of Olive oil which is not in the nutrition data. I wonder what the true fat content would be? Could you please specify which brand and what kind of curry powder you use? I'd like to make it - bought all the ingredients-sitting in the fridge. - 7/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! MY FIANCE AND I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!!! - 4/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh my gosh, i loved this recipe! This is the first time i've made Curried Chicken, it was easy to make and turned out so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing! - 4/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YES I TRIED TO MAKE IT BEFORE BUT NOW THAT YOU EXPLAINED A LITTLE BIT MORE I THINK IT MAKES A DIFERENCE. - 12/5/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tastes good! Family liked it. - 12/4/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Finally! An EASY Chicken Curry recipe! Thanks! I'll try it! - 11/16/08

    Reply from MILIESANJU (11/24/08)
    thanks


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've been looking for a hearty traditional curry recipe for some time now. This was so easy to make and my friends all loved it! Thank you!

    Also, adding 1/2 of a red hot chilli pepper really spices it up a notch :) - 11/16/08

    Reply from MILIESANJU (11/24/08)
    what i do is add peppercorns in the begining and let it crackle and sometimes add dried red chilly into it .


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    really good, I plan on making this often - 11/12/08

    Reply from MILIESANJU (11/24/08)
    thanks


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds wonderful (and easy too). I can't wait to try it. I think it will be one of my go-to meals on a work night. Thanks for sharing! - 11/6/08

    Reply from MILIESANJU (11/24/08)
    thanks


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Tasty! My family loved it! - 11/5/08

    Reply from MILIESANJU (11/24/08)
    thanks


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  • This turned out to be one of the best curries ive made. I struggled getting the oil to come out as the directions say, but it didnt make a difference that i just ignored that step. I didn't have any canned tomatoes at the time, so just used some fresh ones chopped up, and added a load of mushrooms. - 2/9/14

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  • YUMMY! I did need to cook the chicken longer (maybe my bite size pieces are larger), but that was ok because it gave the flavors more time to blend. Near the very end added a pound of pre-steamed green beans. - 7/20/13

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  • This was so very delicious! I added alot more curry because we love it that way. I also substituted chicken breasts and it was still delicious. Thank you for sharing! - 6/2/13

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  • This is easy and tastes amazingly delicious. I used chicken breast instead of thighs and microwaved the onions and garlic for a short time before sauteeing so I could cut down on the oil. I will definitely be making this again. - 5/29/13

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  • It was great and very easy! - 3/3/13

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  • This was delicious!!!!!! My curry powder was a sweet one, so I added a bit of Peri Peri which sent this into a nicely spicy dish. Some brown Basmati rice rounded it out. YUM! Thank you! - 2/20/13

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  • good - 2/13/13

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  • My husband and I liked this recipe a lot, will definitely make again. - 9/16/12

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  • very good for my very low carb diet. I will Make it. - 8/28/12

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  • Thanks for the recipe was great! - 4/30/12

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  • Thank you this is a great receipe, I read the other members comments and followed through with your suggestions, very nice and tasty..... a welcome change for my chicken dinner - 3/29/12

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  • I tried this tonight and it was a huge hit! - 2/13/12

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  • mmmmmm delicious!! I've just made this in the space of 20 minutes and my goodness - how lovely - we'll definitely be using this again and again and again - thanks! I added Tikka Spices and medium curry powder and it's perfect for us! - 1/19/12

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  • mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm nice!!! - 10/26/11

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  • Really lovely will definately make this again - 9/26/11

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  • Are you saying to cook the chicken for only five minutes? That doesnt seem very long. - 8/27/11

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  • Fantastic! First time I've made chicken curry & it will definitely become a regular menu item at our house....thank you so much:) - 7/27/11

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  • i love chicken curry i am going to have to try your recipe. - 7/24/11

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  • I have tried many curry recipes, and this one comes the closest to what I am hoping for taste-wise without very much oil or fat. In my version I used peanut oil, garam masala plus turmeric (instead of chicken curry powder), and I added chopped carrots. Tasted great with generous portion size. - 6/16/11

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  • This was my first attempt at curry. It turned out very good and looked like the picture even! - 5/2/11

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  • Very good. I would have enjoyed more sauce so I may double the ingredients other than the chicken next time. - 2/19/11

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  • This was pretty incredible! I used more curry and added more water I think. very simple, quick and delicious, especially with some white rice. Will do again soon. - 12/11/10

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  • I love Indian food, thanks for the great recipe. - 12/5/10

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  • Love this :) Hubby thought it was WAY better than going out to the local Indian Restaurant! I bought a thing of Naan at the grocery store (It isn't really considered a "loaf" is it?), brushed with some EVOO, and put in the oven for a few minutes. It was just wonderful! - 8/13/10

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  • i know this is going to sound dumb but do you add chicken raw or fry it first? i would like to try your recipe and compare to mine.... it sound wonderful. - 4/8/10

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  • I'm looking forward to making this... sounds delicious! - 2/20/10

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  • My family loved this easy dish! Instead of water, I added a can of diced tomatoes, a small can of tomato sauce and fresh halved mushrooms and let the chicken and mushrooms cook in the sauce. I used ground ginger and this dish proved to be a new weekly meal for us! Thanks for delicious simplicity! - 1/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so delicious! The recipe was a little confusing, but I just improvised and it turned out great--and so simple! - 3/2/09

    Reply from MILIESANJU (3/8/09)
    thanks for u comment . please explain which part of the recipe is confusing for u so i try to explain it more


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