This weekend I had been a bit lazy since I wasn’t so well, but the love for cooking keeps you on your toes doesn’t it? IT DOES – for me at least. So this time in the kitchen it had to be something comforting and something that could be prepared in less time. So first thoughts, it had to be CHICKEN and second thought, it had to be curry/gravy/saalan/shorba
So what can be better than Chicken Curry – easy, comforting and you can enjoy it with chapati or rice. This recipe of Chicken Curry is by my Ammi (Mom), Thank you Lord for giving us mommies they are such a blessing in our lives and what ever they cook its always delicious!
The highlights of this Chicken Curry recipe are its Pakistani spices and
More Pakistani Style Recipes
Chicken Curry Pakistani Style (Murghi ka Saalan)
- 1 Whole Chicken (cut into 8 pieces)
- 2 Onions medium (finely chopped)
- 1 tsp Garlic paste
- 1 tsp Ginger paste
- 1 tsp Salt or to taste
- 1 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 3 to matoes (peeled and chopped)
- 3 Cups water
- Coriander leaves for garnish
- 1/2 Cup Ghee or Oil
- Put a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat and melt Ghee (if using oil heat it for about 2 minutes)
- Meanwhile, using a blender or a chopper, blend onions into paste like consistency
- Add these onions to the pan and saute until it starts to turn golden. The onions will start getting darker in color, cook until dark brown. This will give the curry that red coloring – don’t over cook or burn the onion as it will spoil the taste if too dark or burned
- Now add the ginger and garlic paste into it and continue to saute’ until brown and fragrant
- Now add chicken to the pan, you can add 1/4 cup of water to avoid burning of masala. Fry the chicken until golden and partially cooked
- Now add the spices, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, mix and continue to fry on medium-high heat – (this procedure is called bhuna)
- Now add the chopped tomatoes in the pan and cover with the lid. Lower the heat to medium and let the tomatoes cook. Add a little bit of water so that tomatoes soften
- When tomatoes are soft, continue to fry (bhuno) the chicken until you see the oil separating from the sauce
- Now add the remaining water in the pan and lower the heat. Cover with the lid and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. You’ll see oil floating on the top indicating the curry is cooked
- Garnish with fresh chopped corriander and serve with Naan, Chappati, Basmati Rice and Kachumbar Salad
I'm trying this today! It looks super delicious
Absolutely delicious and easy to make.
Thank you 🙂 definitely go ahead and try it out and let me know how it turned out or you can even share your dish picture on the Facebook page
– Happy Cooking and keep Tickling those Tastebuds!
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Ate this at a pakistani restaurant in London last time. This looks exactly the same! I'm drooling…
this looks so yummy!
I am going to try this today for dinner!
Surprise for MUMMY & BABA jan!
Hi Noor, thanks 🙂
Surprising your mummy & baba jaan sounds amazing, do let me know how it turned out.
Thanks for this!
Thank you so much for such a nice post. It looks very delicious, indeed Pakistani cooking recipes have their charm.
Chicken Curry is one of the favorite foods. Before read your blog, I tried numerous recipe Chicken Curry but your recipe is quite simple and easy to understand. Thanks for sharing.
Hi! I made this recipe yesterday with a couple of adjustments, came out great. Many thanks 🙂
I made it for dinner it came out so good. Thanks a lot.
Im in the middle of making this, so far so good. Thankyou for putting this recipe up.
I'm glad it turned out great 🙂
Thanks Samia for trying the recipe. I'm glad it turned out great 🙂
Thank you for trying the recipe. Hope you enjoyed it 🙂
Tried this recipe yesterday. It was delicious. My hubby loved it.
Thank you, Michelle, for trying out this recipe. I’m glad you and your husband loved it 🙂
Okay.. so as m forced bachelor now a days n posted at central africa.. luckily managed halal chicken.. trying this today.. wish me luck 🙂
Thanks for trying out the recipe. Hope it turned out good for you. Do share how it was
Is it us cup for the water
Made this last week and it turned out to be deliciously awesome! Thanks for the recipe!
Never had much look or taste in pakistani cooking,
I am goibg to give your recipe a try..
Will give a honest update..
I have always enjoyed Pakistani cuisine. For the first time I tried making pakistani food using your recipe. It turned out great.
The Recipes PK
my favourite food of all time. I love paskistani food.
Just made this for the family, instructions were spot on….tasted wonderful!
Reads delish.. Gonna try it!!
Always so refreshing to come across authentic “Pakistani” recipes. Thanks for sharing!
We are in a Pakistani phase food wise in our house. This recipe did not disappoint at all!
I am glad you enjoyed it