Aug 21, 2014

Simple Andhra Chicken Curry Recipe - No Coconut Curries

I already have a andhra style chicken curry recipe which i call my chicken iguru. This is another version, a much simpler version of it. This is a no coconut version, it has a good amount of butter for flavouring and it really works well. Give this dish a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Marinating Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 45 to 50 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Chicken - 500 gram with bone
Oil - 1 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 2 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 4 cm piece
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Cardamom / Yelakai - 4
Cloves / Krambu - 4
Bay Leaf - 1
Onions - 1 large finely chopped
Green Chillies - 2 slit
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeeraka Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped


Take chicken in a bowl, add in all the spice powders, salt, and ginger garlic paste. Mix well. Leave it to marinate for 30 mins.

Heat oil in a pot. Add in all whole spices and let them sizzle. Now add in onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute till the onions turn golden.

Once it turns golden, add in the marinated chicken and toss well in the onion mix. Once the chicken is well seared add a splash of water, bring it to boil, cover the pot and simmer for 30 to 35 mins.

Now the chicken should be cooked, open the lid, add in garam masala powder and butter. Mix well.

Add in coriander leaves and mix.


Take all your ingredients

Add spice powders to the chicken

add in salt

Add in ginger garlic paste

mix well and leave it to marinate for 30 mins

Heat oil in a pan

add in whole spices

saute for 30 sec

add in onions

add in curry leaves and green chillies

saute saute saute

cook till it is golden

add in marinated chicken

toss well in the masala

add just a splash of water

mix well

bring it to boil

cover and simmer

now the chicken is done and gravy is thick

add in garam masala powder

some butter

and some coriander leaves



  1. Thanks for the recipe..... It was yumm... I tried it...

  2. Hi Aarthi, I'm a big fan of ur recipes, so far whatever recipes I've tried of urs has been a huge hit! Thanks a lot for that, I wanted to try this recipe now but just found out that I don't have butter, can I add ghee instead of it or is butter an impt ingredient that should not be omitted? Thanks again, keep posting! Ur amazing!

    1. You can add ghee or just skip that.


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