Friday, July 31, 2015

Goan Chicken Curry

1 kg chicken, cut into small pieces(I used boneless)
1tsp salt
11/2 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 Tbsp lemon juice

To be ground into a paste
4 red Kashmiri chillies
2 tsp cumin seeds
10 peppercorns
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 Tbsp coriander seeds
5 cloves
1 inch cinnamon

Other ingredients required
6 onions chopped fine
4 tomatoes chopped fine
4 green chillies, chopped fine
3 potatoes, small, peeled and cut into cubes
4 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp hing powder(asafoetida)
3 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves


  • Marinate the chicken pieces with the ingredients under marinade and keep aside.
  • Grind the ingredients that are to be ground into a fine paste by adding little water if required and keep aside.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a pan and saute one chopped onion well.
  • Once the onion turns translucent add the marinated chicken to it and fry well until the chicken turns white in colour. Keep this aside.
  • In another pan heat the remaining oil and saute the remaining onions.
  • Once the onions start to turn golden add the chopped tomatoes and green chillies. Stir fry for a few minutes.
  • Now add the ground paste and fry for one to two minutes.
  • Add the chicken that was kept aside along with 2 cups of water,cubed potatoes and salt.
  • Mix well and cover and cook on low heat until the chicken and potatoes are well cooked and gravy thickens.
  • Finally add the asafoetida and chopped coriander leaves. Give a good mix and serve hot.

Recipe adapted from here