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Sep 22, 2015

Easy Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

One night i was wondering what to cook for dinner. I had some readymade roti on hand so decided to make something quick. I was in a mood for some chicken curry. but i was too lazy to take the pain of going through so many steps. I had some store bought coconut milk on hand, so immediately i made this simple coconut milk chicken curry. It turned out just wonderful..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serve : 4


Chicken - 500 grams cut into small pieces

Onion - 2 large sliced thinly
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Thick Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Oil - 3 tblspn
Coriander Leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped

For Marinating:
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn

For Masala:
Ginger - 1/4 cup chopped
Garlic - 1/4 cup chopped
Green Chilli - 6 to 7


Take grinding ingredients in a blender and make it into a fine puree.

Take chicken and the ingredients given for marination in the bowl, Add in half of the ground masala in and mix well. Leave this to marinate for 15 mins.

Heat oil in a pan, add in fennel seeds and cinnamon. Let it sizzle for a min.

Add in onions and salt. Fry till light golden.

Add in remaining masala in and fry for few mins till oil separates.

Add in chicken and saute till it gets well seared. Now cover it and simmer for 30 mins till chicken is cooked.

Now add in thick coconut milk and coriander leaves. Mix well.


Take all your ingredients

Take chillies, ginger, garlic in a blender

puree till smooth

Take chicken in a bowl

add in garam masala powder and pepper powder

add in half of the ground masala

add in lemon juice

Add in salt

mix well and set aside for 30 mins

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in fennel seeds and cinnamon

Add in onions

fry them in oil

add in salt

fry till golden

add in remaining masala

saute till oil separates

add in chicken

fry for 5 mins or so

now it is well browned

cover and simmer till the chicken is cooked

now the chicken is cooked 

add in coconut milk

mix well

add in coriander leaves

mix well



  1. This was SO YUMMY. Thanks for a great meal :)

  2. A very delicious dish. Will give it a try for sure.


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