Jul 24, 2011

Goa Chicken Curry

Goa Chicken Curry
This dish is a typical Goa Chicken Curry...Tender chickens is cooked in a spicy tangy spice paste..While frying onions and tomatoes,please make sure that the tomatoes gets mushy and completely disintegrated,this what gives the lovely saucy curry....This recipe is modified from “Anjum’s New Indian” cookbook..You could buy it here or here...I served this dish with Aromatic Rice pilaf...

Chicken-1/2 kg
Onion-1 sliced thinly
Tomatoes-3 large chopped finely
Oil-3 tblspn
Salt to taste
Vinegar-2 tsp

For Goan Spice paste:

Ginger-1 tblspn minced
Garlic-8 large cloves
Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch piece
Coriander seeds /Malli -2 tblspn
Cumin seeds / Jeera -2 tsp
Dry red chilli-4 (I used 1 ½ tblspn of red chilli paste)
Cloves / Krambu-4
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Pepper-1 tsp
Tamarind-1 small lime size (I used 1 tblspn of store bought tamarind paste)
Salt -1 tsp
Sugar-1 tsp


Make a fine paste of all the goan spices by adding some water..

Heat oil in a kadai and throw in the onions...Cook till golden brown.

Then add the spice paste and cook till oil separates.

Add in tomatoes and cook till mushy..

Throw in the chicken pieces and cook till all sides are well seared.

Pour in ½ cup of water and bring that to boil..

Cover and simmer for 15-20 min or until the chicken is cooked.

Pour in some vinegar and finish the dish.

Serve hot with rice..


Grab your ingrediants

These are your spice paste ingrediants

Make it into a fine paste
Fry onions and till golden..Add in the spice paste and cook till oil separtes
Add in tomatoes

Cook till mushy

Add in chicken pieces

and add in water and cook till chicken is done

Finish the curry with a dash of vinegar


Perfect Lunch..LUCKY ME


  1. This looks really good. Thanks for your step by step pictures, they look great. Will definitely try it sometime.

  2. mmmm..... I feel hungry...yummy tummy curry!

  3. The sauce looks amazing, Aarthi!Very rich taste, great with rice! Have a good weekend!

  4. In addition I can not fail to mention I consider thsi curry the King of chicken curries:)

  5. Looks rich and colorful, sauce looks different..

  6. very nice pictorial rep.keep them coming.

  7. Very flavorful gravy, I'm sure it'll work well with paneer or tofu.

  8. very nice pictorial,creamy curry...yum

  9. Masala sounds interest, as pavani said paneer can be easily used.

  10. Hi Aarthi,
    First time here...liked ur blog a lot..
    Nice Goan curry.. the clicks are fab..
    Happy Blogging

  11. Que frase necesaria... La idea fenomenal, brillante


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  13. tried it..came out well....thanx a lot

  14. THAT.... WAS... SO.... TEMPTING... AND.... MOUTHWATERING... Wait, I have to wipe my mouth now, I'm drooling! LOL, my fault for staring too much. Ha ha.

    Feel free drop by and check out my recipes too :)

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  15. Tried it,didn't turn out good.Had to throw away the whole curry.The last addition of vinegar spoiled the whole curry.

  16. @RituOh sorry to hear that..it taste really good..just try it once more..

  17. Hi can I omit the vinegar r it is a must?

  18. @shobavinegar is must for the tangy taste

  19. Hi aarthi, for the tangy taste can I use lemon instant of vinegar?

  20. Adding tamarind is must????

  21. Hi dear, I have tried this recipe along with your rice pilaf.... both are very tasty..... I'am a big fan of yours. You are really an inspiration for bloggers like me. I'am going to share this recipe in my website. can i??


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