Tuesday 11 March 2008

Chicken Masala Curry Recipe

Chicken Masala recipes are cooked in many different ways.

My chicken masala recipe is easy to make and very tasty. It has lots of healthy ingredients and has a spicy kick from the fresh and dried whole chillies used in this curry recipe.

Ingredients for Jeenas Kitchen Chicken Masala Recipe

2-3 Chicken Breast
1 Red Chili (de-seeded, diced)
3 Medium Onions
1 Red Pepper/Capsicum
1 Green Pepper/Capsicum
3 Garlic Cloves (crushed/minced)
3 Inch Fresh Ginger (grated)
Handful Cherry Tomatoes (blended using blender)
2 Dried Red Chillis
1/4 Cup Water
4 Mushrooms
Fresh Coriander Leaves
Rapeseed Oil
1/4 Cup Water

For the Spices
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Kalonji Seeds
1/2 tsp Coriander Seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric
3 Cardamon Pods
1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
Pinch Dried Curry Leaves
Pinch Ginger Powder
Pinch Dried Methi Leaves
1 Tbsp Cumin Powder
1/2 Tbsp Garam Masala

'note....if the curry becomes too dry add a little water and a drizzle of oil. If the curry look too watery do not add any more water unless if looks too dry. You do not want your curry to be like a stew.'

How to Make a Chicken Masala Curry Recipe

Use a blender to grind together red chilli and one onion into a paste.

Heat some oil in a large pan and fry the paste, keep stiring for a few minutes then add the kalonji and coriander seeds.

Add the onions and cherry tomatoes, stir well and simmer.

Add turmeric, garlic, fresh ginger, green cardamon pods, stir well.

Add 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp cumin powder, crushed dried curry leaves, 2 dried red chillis.

Keep simmering add ginger powder and dried methi leaves.

Add red and green peppers/capsicums and 1/4 cup of water.

Add chicken.

Add 1 tablepoon of cumin powder and 1/4 cup of water.

Add 1 tablespoon of coriander powder and 1/2 tablespoon garam masala, drizzle a little oil into the chicken curry.

Add mushrooms.

Once chicken and mushrooms are cooked through stir in fresh coriander leaves.

Enjoy Jeenas tasty chicken masala curry recipe.

See my Curry Recipe Index Page for more step-by-step curry recipes.


Cynthia said...

Jeena this is one of my all-time favourite curries and it's a quick cook when entertaining at short notice.

kent said...


Thanks so much for the kind words. I really appreciate it!

Your blog is as thorough and fascinating as a food blog can get. I do stop by every once and a while if I'm in need of a tasty recipe. By the looks of it now, I'll have to stop by more.

Anonymous said...

Yum! This looks fabulous!

Finla said...

Wow i love this chicken curry. Delicious

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeena,
I was just lucky enough to find your site tonight! I'm so excited!!!!
Just wondering if there's a reason the recipe for the chicken masala curry is not here...
it looks fantastic and I'd love to cook it tomorrow!

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Nina thank you for visiting jeenaskitchen.blogspot.com please keep logging on as I update with new recipes all the time.

I am in the process of updating this chicken masala recipe right now. The recipe will be online either tonight or tomorrow with full step-by-step picture guide recipe so bookmark this page.

Thanks Jeena :-)

Anonymous said...

im liking the sound of this one blending the chili with the onion is genius!!