Chicken Curry

Prep Time: 10Min, Cooking Time: 45min, Serves: 6-8

You Will Need:

  • 1kg Chicken Pieces (I used thighs & drumsticks)
  • 15ml Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Green Pepper, chopped
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 3 Sprigs Fresh Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Biryani Masala (you can get it from any Indian spice shop). You can substitute with just Curry Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Gharum Masala- OPTIONAL ( from Indian spice shop)
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Chicken Spice
  • 400g Tomato Purée – 1 Can
  • 100g Tomato Paste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Chillies (optional) if you like it HOT🌶😜
  • Fresh Coriander for garnishing (optional)


  • In an heavy pot sauté onions, green pepper in olive oil until translucent, then add garlic and ginger.
  • Add all the spices spices plus oregano and stir continuously.
  • Add the chicken and brown it for about 5min.
  • Then in goes tomato paste, tomato purée and curry leaves and stir.
  • Close the lid and let it simmer on low heat for 30min.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Simmer for a further 3-5min, or until the Chicken is cooked through and the sauce is nice and thick, you can add chillies at this point if you prefer your curry with some heat.
Serve with Basmati Rice and Salads, Garnish with Fresh Parsley
  • Sncura
    Posted at 09:03h, 11 February Reply

    Am so proud of you. Will give this recipe a try and give feedback. Thanks

      Posted at 10:46h, 11 February Reply

      Thank you Ncuncu! please do give me feedback 🙂

  • Lindiwe
    Posted at 22:53h, 14 February Reply

    Yho this looks so delicious Philile!😋😋

      Posted at 13:08h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you darling 🙂

  • LeloB
    Posted at 08:35h, 23 February Reply

    Gonna try this today !

      Posted at 08:46h, 03 March Reply

      Yaay! Please let me know how it goes friend and tag me on your stories please😍

  • Thabo
    Posted at 13:06h, 24 April Reply

    Tried this recipe, it came out a bit sourish. how do i counter that,I think it came from the puree?

      Posted at 08:37h, 25 April Reply

      Hello Thabo, the soureness is from the tomato puree and paste, you can add sugar to cut it through if you don’t like too tangy! 🙂

  • Lala
    Posted at 20:15h, 14 July Reply

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      Posted at 13:11h, 15 July Reply

      Thank you so much Lala 🙂

  • Dimago
    Posted at 09:03h, 21 July Reply

    I’m making this for today’s lunch. In fact my whole Sunday lunch today is from this page.

      Posted at 10:59h, 22 July Reply

      yaay! How did it go Dimago?

  • Zininzi
    Posted at 19:22h, 02 February Reply

    I’m making this on Wednesday. Looks good dear Baby Jesus 😭♥️

      Posted at 13:41h, 19 February Reply

      Lol, hope you enjoyed it Zininzi! 🙂

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