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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hyderabadi Chicken Curry (Chicken Cooked in Spicy South Indian Gravy)

This is an Authentic Hyderbadi Chicken Curry recipe
Chicken Breasts cubed-500gm
Onion big chopped-1cup
Greenchilly sliced-1
Ginger paste-2tbsp
Garlic paste-1tbsp
Chilly powder-1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Oil or Ghee-5tbsp
Green cardamom-1
Cinnamon stick-1 inch
Bay leaf-1
Lemon juice/ Sour yoghurt-1tbsp
Coriander leaves-1/4cup

Grind the following to smooth paste with milk-
Cashew nuts-20
Roasted Poppy seeds-1/4tbsp
Saffron strands-6 soaked in 4tbsp Milk

Take a bowl combine onion, green chilly, ginger paste, garlic paste, chilly powder, turmeric, ground cashew paste, yoghurt, coriander leaves and salt to a smooth mixture. Marinade the chicken pieces in this mixture for atleast 30 mins. Heat ghee/oil in a kadai, when hot add the green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. When aroma rises, add the mixture along with chicken pieces and fry for few minutes until the mixture is cooked. Add enough water to the mixture, when starts to boil simmer and cover with lid. Cook until the gravy thickens, chicken pieces are done and ghee floats on top. Serve Hot with Biryani, Pulao or Roti.

Sending this recipe to Viki's Kitchen-'Side dish for chapathi' event


Anonymous said...

I can't controllll!!!
really tempting pic!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

The weather here is getting cooler...time for some real curry!

Angie's Recipes

Padma said...

WOW!!! lovely presentation... and regarding the couscous - I got them at an Indian store in New Jersey, but it also available in Walmart and also in some stores where we get organic food stuff like whole foods.

sree said...

That's one droolworthy dish..!!!1

Bergamot said...

this looks really nice...mouth watering.. this has set a craving for chicken i wanna have some chicken but we don't eat chicken during the rains :-(

Nags said...


rekhas kitchen said...

wow nice and delicious recipe looks great I am first time here you have a nice blog with yummy recipes....

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi Mythreyi...u have a nice blog...and this chicken curry really looks very delicious...will try once....

meeso said...

I have a friend from Hyderabad who's mother made the best food... I have tried to find that taste since... Chicken looks yummy!

Shabnam Sultan said...

Amazing blog........... great mouth watering dishes.

nyonya pendek melaka said...

This curry looks delicious...just perfect with a plate of rice! I'd love to try cook Indian curry.

Rebecca said...

I found your site through PetitChef. We made this tonight and absolutely love it. You don't say where to add the poppy seeds or saffron so we added the seeds to the paste and the saffron to the sauce.

You have 2 new Australian fans that can't wait to try more of your recipes!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hello Rebecca, thanks a lot for trying out, i'm so happy that u loved it.

I had mentioned that the following items( Cashew nuts, poppy seeds and saffron strands with milk) has to be ground together, now i have highlighted that part.

The method you have done is also good! Henceforth i will make sure that the steps are given clearly:)

Rebecca said...

Thanks, I just realised what you originally meant! I've shared your site with a few more Aussies too!!
(It's handy having a chef as a husband)