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chicken curry recipe for beginners

Simple Chicken Curry Recipe for Beginners

Quick and easy in cooking still rich and meaty, this simple chicken curry recipe is definitely going to win you applauds. A much loved South Indian chicken curry recipe without coconut.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine andhra, Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • 500 grams Chicken
  • 2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt as per your taste
  • 1 tbsp Chilli powder 
  • 2 Green chillies long slit
  • Few Curry leaves 
  • 3 Onions  long-slit
  • 1 tbsp Beaten curd
  • 1 tsp Garam masala 


  • Wash the chicken thoroughly. To avoid the raw smell of the chicken during cooking, rinse the chicken with white vinegar / or lemon juice. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Take a deep pan. Heat the oil and add onions, green chillies and sauté till soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the chicken, salt and cook for 10 min with the lid closed.
  • You can see that a lot of water comes out from the chicken. The chicken gets cooked in this water and becomes soft. Wait till most of the water gets absorbed into the gravy. Now add the chilli powder, curd and mix well.
  • Test for the softness of the chicken while trying to mash a small piece. If the piece is not mashed, then it needs to be cooked for some more time. Add 1 cup of water and cook on a low flame for some more time.
  • When the oil from the gravy floats on the top, add garam masala, curry leaves and mix well. Let it stay for a minute and garnish with coriander.


* Adding salt when you add chicken to the onion is a must as salt helps in getting out the water from the chicken.
** Addition of curry leaves, in the end, gives a nice flavour to the curry.
Keyword chicken curry, chicken recipes, no coconut, non veg dish