Grandma Chicken curry
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Author tamrapalli Yield No Value
Published Jan 19, 2008 Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Recipe Type Non Veg-Main Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Ingredient Chicken Standing Time 25 Minutes
Description: The authentic grandma chicken curry recipe. recipe by tamrapali

Recipe of Grandma Chicken curry

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Poppy Seeds 3 Tablespoons
Onion 1/2 Cup
Ginger Garlic Paste 2 Teaspoons
Curry Leaves few
Cumin Powder 1 Teaspoons
Coriander Powder 2 Teaspoons
Chilli Powder 1 Teaspoons
Coconut Powder 1/2 Cup
Garam Masala(whole) few
Chicken 1 Numbers
Pepper Corns few
Oil To Fry
Salt To Taste


1. Take whole chicken & donot remove the skin.As the taste is enhanced with the skin on. 2.Take little water & turmeric mixture .Apply it to the entire raw chicken. 3. Roast it on the stove top till it gets evenly coloured from outside. 4.Cut roasted chicken in pieces to add later in the curry. 5. For the curry ,take a pan add poppy seeds & allow it to splutter.Add coconut powder to it & cook well on low heat.Once done, blend the mixture which will be later added in the curry. 6. In another pan ,put oil,whole garam masala,onions ,ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder & saute well. 7.Add the poppyseed & coconut powder blended mixture to the onion masala.Add coriander powder,chilli powder & curry leaves to the curry & mixwell. 8.Add chicken pieces in the mixture & mix gently.Add little water if the mixture dries out.Put the lid & allow chicken to cook. 9.Grind fresh pepper corns.Add to the curry when it is 3/4th cooked.Continue cooking. 10.Garnish the curry with fresh coriander leaves & add salt if required. 11.Switch off the gas & let the curry settle for 5 mins so chicken absorbs the rich flavours from the curry. 12.Its ready to be served with rice/roti/naan. .

Recipe Tips

1. Donot add tomatoes before adding chicken in the curry inorder to avoid chicken to get rubber texture. 2. Refer the video carefully for stove top roasting of chicken.
Posted Jan 19, 2008

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Betsy Mar 12, 2012
My curry turned out bitter. What did i do wrong

sunanmdha Feb 24, 2012

Nagaraj Mar 7, 2011
Hi Sanjay,

Me and my wife have been following your varevah recipes and cooking lot of delicious food. Being a non-veg myself I like the way you cook. Especially the Hyderabadi Biryani and today I also tried Bheja Fry and came out really fantastic. I liked your presentation and the kind of enthusiasm you show in your cooking. Looks like you put your entire heart into your cooking and it really inspires us a lot after we see the recipe. Hope you keep posting more of these Hyderabadi ishtyle trecipes :D


Radhika Feb 23, 2011
I made it twice already. Every one loved the dish. Thankyou so much for sharing the recipe.

manjula Aug 30, 2010
this chicken curry is really words to say

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