A simple, quick recipe for lunch or dinner that can be prepared within 35 minutes and tastes delicious.
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Simple Chicken Curry for Chapathi | Simple Chicken Curry

A simple yet delicious semi gravy based chicken curry that can be prepared within 35 minutes. It goes perfectly as a side dish with chapathi/chapati, roti or paratha.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course Lunch, Sides
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Simple chicken curry, Simple chicken curry for chapathi
Servings3 people
Author Geetanjali


For marination

  • 500 grams chicken with bone
  • 3 tbsp curd
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste

For curry

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 finely chopped onion medium size
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 dry red chili deseeded
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • tsp garam masala powder


  • Wash the chicken well and drain out excess water and set aside.
  • To the chicken add curd, turmeric powder, kashmiri red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, kasuri methi, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Heat oil a pan. Add the finely chopped onions. Saute until onions turn slightly golden.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes.
  • Add marinated chicken and fry over medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • Add ½ cup warm water and dry red chili. Mix well. Cover and cook over low flame until chicken is cooked.
  • Once done add garam masala powder and stir to mix. Cover the lid and remove from flame.
  • Leave it for 5 minutes. Simple chicken curry for chapathi is ready to serve. Serve hot.