A Little Bit Of Spice Chicken Curry, who doesn’t love it? This is one of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine that you’ll find on almost every restaurant menu.
It’s tasty, delicious and easy to make. My mom used to cook this when I was little. That’s why it is one of my favorite dishes.
This is the first time I will share it with you guys, and I must say, it’s yummylicious! The best part is you can serve it with any side dish you like, and it will be just perfect.
You can serve it with roti, rice or even pasta!
So let us get started!
A Little Bit Of Spice Chicken Curry: Best Guide To Prepare It?
It is very easy to make Chicken Curry; you don’t need any expertise to do it. But before getting started, there are a few tips and tricks I would like to share with you guys so that you can cook this delicious curry easily in the comfort of your kitchen.
Ingredients: For A Little Bit Of Spice Chicken Curry
- 1 lb chicken ( deboned and cut into small pieces, you can use breast or thighs as well )
- 1 large brown onion ( finely chopped )
- 2 cloves garlic ( finely chopped )
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp garlic paste ( Ingredient: 10 medium-sized garlic pods crushed/powdered in blender/processor)
- 1 tsp ginger paste ( Ingredient: 1 cup of chopped ginger root)
- 1/2 cup tomato puree ( you can use canned or homemade )
- 3 tomatoes ( seeded and finely chopped )
- 5- 6 green cardamoms
- 1 tsp cumin seeds ( jeera )
- 3 tsp coriander powder ( dhaniya )
- 1 tsp red chili powder ( lal mirch )
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 3 cloves ( laung )
- salt , to taste
1. In a large bowl, add onion, ginger and garlic paste/powders. Add in tomato puree, green cardamoms and salt.
2. Mix it well, so it becomes a thick paste. Add in chicken pieces and mix them well, so the masala coats itself to the chicken pieces.
3. Cover this mixture and place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours ( 1 hour minimum, I would recommend letting it sit overnight).
4. After marinating chicken, heat oil in a large pot.
5. Add in cumin seeds, cardamom pods and cloves. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes ( they will be slightly darker in color ).
6. Add the pot onion masala mixture ( the one you made before with onion, ginger, garlic; puree ). Mix it well and cook for 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
7. Add in chicken and mix it well, so all the masala coats itself into chicken pieces.
8. Cover this pot and cook for 30-45 minutes on low heat. Check from time to time that it is not sticking to the bottom. If it sticks, add in 1/4 cup of hot water and let it cook.
9. After around 30-45 minutes, add in chili powder and garam masala and give it a good stir.
10. Add tomatoes into the pot and cover with lid for 10 minutes on low heat ( while adding tomatoes, you can add little water if the masala is sticking to the pot ).
11. Lastly, remove from heat and serve it with your choice of side dish!
Note: If you are using coconut milk, then skip adding tomato puree into the mixture. Just grind together ginger, garlic pods and 10 green cardamom pods in a blender/processor.
A Little Bit Of Spice Chicken Curry is Good For Diabetes Patients?
Well, not exactly. As it has too much oil and spices! But there are 2-3 things you can do to make this curry suitable for people with diabetes.
Firstly, if you like spicy food, you can increase the quantity of chili powder ( Lal Mirch ) as it’s less spicy than cumin ( jeera ) and garam masala.
Secondly, you can add 1/2 tsp of whole fennel seeds ( saunf ). These seeds will make this curry less spicy yet tasty.
Thirdly you can add 1/2 tsp of whole cumin ( jeera ) and let them brown for a few seconds before adding onion masala mixture.
Press the whole cumin slightly with your spatula. You will get a nice aroma of cumin seeds which will automatically decrease this curry’s spiciness by 30%!
Be sure to add green chilies for that extra spice factor 🙂
The Bottom Line
You can also let me know in the comments if you have any other tips and tricks that you would like to share. I am more than happy to update this post and make it as foolproof as possible.
And if you happen to try A Little Bit Of Spice Chicken Curry, don’t forget to share your normal and diabetic-friendly recipes in the comments section below! A picture is worth a thousand words 🙂