Chu la (Minced chicken curry)

Chu” means minced and “La” means meat in Newari. You could make this recipe with any meat but I am using chicken today. This is one of my favourite curry when I was in Nepal and my mum definitely made it best  🙂

It is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes that I loved to make once in a while. It goes well with rice or roti and is healthy as well.


  • 500gm chicken mince
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Large tomato diced (I used 250 gm diced from a can)
  • 1 table spoon of garlic and ginger paste
  • A few bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • ½ cup of chicken stock (use water if you don’t have stock)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander to garnish


  • In a wok, heat the oil, add turmeric powder and bay leaves.

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

  • Add all the other spices , garlic ginger paste and fry some more.
  • Once onion is cooked, pour diced tomato and let it cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

chu la (1)

  • Mix well and add the chicken and fry until the chicken mince is cooked.

chu la (2)

  • Try and break the mince as much as possible as you cook it so it does not have too any lumps.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, add the chicken stock.

chu la (3)

  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Garnish the chicken with fresh coriander.

chu la (4)

  • Delicious minced chicken curry is ready and it can be served with rice or roti.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian


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9 responses to “Chu la (Minced chicken curry)

  1. Made this yesterday. What would I do without newari food? 🙂 Thanks so much for the recipe/

  2. Looks delicious! I’ll give it a go for my wife tomorrow! 🙂

  3. i love the chu la and so damn easy to make!

  4. Yum…. But you know, I am a mutton/lamb guy myself…

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