Simple chicken curry

It has been a few days that my hubby wanted to eat typical daal bhaat, aachar and masu. Normally we don’t eat rice at home so yesterday I decided to make him the Nepali meal. So I cooked this simple chicken recipe.


  • Chicken, about 1.5 kg, cut into medium sized pieces
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 2 fresh green chilies
  • 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 8 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3  teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2  teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric power
  • A few curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste


  • Remove the skin from the chicken.(optional)
  • Season the pieces with 3 tablespoons of oil, salt, chilli, turmeric, coriander and cumin powder.

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  • Set aside for at least an half hour.
  • Heat rest oil in a frying pan. Add the chicken pieces and cook until brown on all sides; usually 6–8 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.

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  • Dice the tomatoes and green chillies, make a puree, and set aside.

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  • In a pan, add remaining oil, throw in the garlic ginger paste, and curry leaves.

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  • Then add the onions and fry for 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring regularly.

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  • Once onion is cooked, pour the tomato puree and let it cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. If the sauce reduces significantly, add some water.

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  • Mix well and add the chicken. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until tender.

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  • The delicious chicken curry is ready and it can be served with rice or roti.

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26 responses to “Simple chicken curry

  1. This sounds delicious, now I need to decide which recipe to make when I get home! smiles!

  2. vanessalovespostcards

    I try this today and cook it for two nepalis. Wish me luck ^^

  3. Can’t print out the recipe due to all the ads. Ugh frustrating.

  4. Now that looks really yummy! 🙂 hugs Paula xxx

  5. yUmmm!! Nepali style 😀 😀

  6. The chicken curry looks yummy :). Can u share ur dinner ideas for lunch/dinner that excludes rice? We want are running out of ideas for “no rice” dinner 😦

    • Normally we make a list for a week on weekend so we go shopping according to the list. Our dinner normal will be piece of roast chicken/ lamb or grilled fish with salad or roast veggies. I do pasta bake sometimes or nachos/tacos some days. If we feel like eating Nepali I will make dal , vegi, meat and have roti instead of rice. We also make chowmein or momo from time to time. Try different veggis and dal/beans every week so you don’t get bored. Other things I cook, I have put them on the recipe section on this blog. Normally, we cook easy food during weekdays and more time consuming on weekend. Hope it helped 🙂

  7. You should start an online cook magazine:)

  8. Joliana Skies

    Removing the skin quite clever way to avoid too much calories. Looks yummy!

  9. Yum! Thanks M I’m gonna try this I love Nepali food 🙂 it makes me happy all the different spices and the taste it’s amazing. I feel spoiled when A. cooks for me like today 😀 But it will be nicer to cook for myself and spoil him as well!

  10. It’s somewhat different than how I usually make it……looks yummy!

  11. I love to be nonveg.

  12. Dominic Stevenson

    Looks amazing…must try 🙂

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