Visit & Follow here too:-

Follow Me on Pinterest

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Chicken Masala Curry

This Chicken Masala Curry may not be exactly what you might expect with a BIR Curry, it's better.  No previously made base curry sauce here.  It's cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients and is one of the best Curries we've had in a long time.  Plus it's gets better and better each day.  Make a few batches of this in advance if you want, it freezes well to.  What more could you want?

But you'll have to try it for yourself to find out just how good it is.

Curries, whichever Country they originate from, are loved in this house.  Whether it's just the two of us or we have guests, we just love em, how about you?

This is a Masala Chicken Curry due to the spice mixture used.  I always roast and grind my own spices, then store in small quantities in little individual spice jars.  That way, there is always a fresh supply on hand.

Ready for the most amazing home cooked Curry?  Then simply follow the recipe below.

Chicken Masala Curry (Serves 2-3)

* You can add more, but you can’t take away!!

200g Chicken Breast (chopped into chunks)
2 tablespoon Oil
1 x Onion (finely hopped)
2 x small Green Chilli (seeds removed and finely chopped)
1 teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
2 x Roma Tomato, or 1 x large tom (skin/s removed and chopped)
3 tablespoon Natural Yoghurt
1 x Bay leaf
¼ teaspoon hot Red Chili Powder (or more depending how hot yours is *)
1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
½ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
1 teaspoon Tandoori Paste (homemade or store bought)
Salt and ground black pepper to taste *
250ml Chicken stock
125ml approx, Water (to adjust consistency of gravy to your requirements if necessary)
2 tablespoon chopped Cilantro (optional to garnish)

¼  teaspoon Red Chili Powder
½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
½ teaspoon Salt

* You can add more, but you can’t take away!!

Put all marinade ingredients into a bowl, mix well to combine.  Add  Chicken pieces, stir well to coat all the chicken pieces.  Put to one side and marinade minimum 30 minutes (if time allows, marinade in fridge overnight).

Heat oil in a heavy pan (wok or Karahi) add onion and fry for 1 minute, add ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chili, mix well and continue frying until onion becomes transparent.

Add all the spice powders, tandoori paste and Bay leaf, stir well and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.  Now add tomato, yoghurt and salt/pepper, stir and cook until tomato becomes tender and oil comes to top.

Add marinated chicken and give good stir, cook for 5-7 minutes on a medium low heat.  Add the Chicken stock and cook until chicken becomes tender and cooked, stir in intervals.  If required add more some/all of the water.

Taste and adjust salt/spices if required.  Remove/discard bay leaf and Serve immediately with rice/side dishes of your choice.


  1. I made this the other day and have just finished up the left overs. Very spicy but great flavour. Will definitely make it again with approval of other half. Thanks

  2. That's great Magwood, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. thanks for letting me know, it's much appreciated to obtain your feedback and comments.


Thank you for visiting, comments are most welcome. Do start/join in conversations here.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...