Nov 14, 2011

Chicken Curry for Idly/Dosa

This is a simple and easy chicken curry which goes very well with idlies and dosas. It also tastes great with rice dishes.

Chicken - 1/2 kg
Onion - 1 medium sized
Tomato - 2
Coriander/cilantro and mint leaves - 1/2 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Jeera/Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Green chillies - 3 or as per taste
Cashew nuts - 5
Curd/yogurt - 2 tablespoons
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Oil - 2 spoons


  1. Wash the chicken well and cut into small pieces.
  2. Marinate the chicken in a mixture of curd/yogurt, ginger-garlic paste and a little salt.
  3. Chop the onions and tomatoes and slit the green chillies.
  4. Allow the chicken to marinate for about an hour. You could also, leave it to marinate overnight, by placing the chicken in a bowl, wrapping it with a plastic wrap and leave it in the refrigerator.
  5. In a saucepan/kadai, heat  one spoon of oil and add half the onions and fry it until it turns translucent.
  6. Once the onions start to brown, add the tomatoes. Once the tomatoes get cooked, add the green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves and all the powders - chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and turmeric powder.
  7. Saute all the ingredients for a minute. Switch off the stove and allow the mixture to cool completely.
  8. Grind the mixture along with the grated coconut and cashewnuts into a coarse paste.
  9. In the saucepan, heat the remaining oil and saute the remaining chopped onions. Once the onions turn translucent, add the marinated chicken.
  10. Allow the chicken to cook for about 3 to 4 minutes and then add the ground masala.
  11. Add about one cup of water and bring it to a boil. Simmer for about two minutes until the flavors blend together. Finally add the garam masala and cook for one more minute.
  12. Garnish with cilantro. Serve warm with idlies, dosas, rice or chapatis.


  1. Wat a delectable and droolworthy curry, extremely inviting..

  2. Delicious chicken curry..never tried with idlis!!
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  3. Extremely superb combo for idly :) Love this always....yours look so delicious dear.

  4. now this is a family favorite.....who will say no to chicken curry with idlis or dosas!!

  5. I just love this...It tastes superb with dosas...

  6. Yummy yummy...have no words to describe...drooling here :)


  7. Dosa and chicken is our fav :)
    This looks delicious!!!

  8. Wowo the chicken curry looks super super delicious. Wish i had this righ not and it is just morning here.

  9. Delicious curry..Loved the creamy texture..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. Super delicious curry,looks rich and fingerlicking.

  11. Looks so delicious........Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  12. Hi, just wanted to let you know that I made it for dinner yesterday and everybody loooooove dit. Thank you for the recipe


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