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This chicken gravy I made especially for Thosai (Dosa). I grind the masala powders myself rather using chicken curry powder which available in the market. I just follow my instinct. It turn out really hot and spicy and perfect for Those (Dosa).  Before i forgot the recipe let me jot it down in my diary for future use.

  • Chicken preferably 500 gm

  • Oil

  • curry leaves

  • spices such as cloves(4), cardamom(4), cinnamon,

  • 1 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 Onion

  • 3 small onions

  • 3 clove garlic

  • 1 inch ginger

  • 1 green chilli

  • 1 tomato chopped

  • 1 potato

Masala powder :

  • 10 dry chillies

  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds

  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp black peppercorns

Dry blend all the spices for masala powder in blender to fine powder. Then mix with garam masala powder and turmeric powder. Add little water to make it paste. Keep aside.

Blend both onions, ginger, garlic and green chili with little water.

Heat oil in pan. Add spices such as cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Let it fry till fragrant.

Add curry leaves.

Add onion-ginger-garlic paste. Saute until raw smell goes off. Let the oil oozes out.

Now add masala powder paste. Fry for few minutes.

Add chicken pieces and potato.  Add some water. Cover with lid. Let the chicken cooked.

After 10 minutes, remove the lid. Let the gravy boils to thicken. At this point add tomato. If preferred may add 1 tsp kas kas as well. Simmer the gravy in slow fire till it thickens.

Add salt to taste. Add another sprig of curry leaves.

Turn off fire.

Serve with Those (Dosa).

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  1. hello
    i tried yr karaikudi recipe n it turned out great.
    am looking for chicken curry recipe but wtout using the store bought meat masala. yr above recipe hav to blender t seeds right, do u hv any using the powder eg malli powder n chili powder etc?

  2. Im very happy that you have tried this karaikudi recipe and liked it. Its my favorite too. Regarding chicken curry masala, here is the basic recipe : 2 tbsp coriander powder , 1 tbsp chili powder , 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp black pepper powder, 1/4 tbsp fennel powder, 1 tsp cumin powder. Please add more chili powder according to tolerance level. Please have a try!

  3. Hi if I'm using 1kg chicken is there a change in Ingredients n I wanna use ur basic chicken curry powder recipe without blending seeds

  4. Sorry forgot to add will b cooking this for my gal she's 3 n can't take spice....how do I go abt it. Thks


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