Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Madras chicken curry for idli dosa

Madras chicken curry
Madras Chicken Curry

Madras chicken curry, the name first surprised me as well. Personally I haven't tried this before in madras but when I searched for a different chicken side dish recipe for idli and dosa, this madras chicken curry recipe came to my notice. But I made few changes to the original recipe according to my taste.

Like its name, the curry as well surprised me as the taste was exclusive. The recipe is very simple as most of the process is done in the pressure cooker. So tagging this recipe as a quick and easy cooking recipe :) .

In this recipe, we have to add curry leaves and green chili to the final stage. Though I had a hesitation to add it as such without frying in oil, the flavor of fresh curry leaves and green chili enhanced the taste of the curry. You can feel the flavor and aroma in every single bite :) . I served this chicken curry as side dish for idli and dosa and it was awesome.

Ingredients (serves for 4 )

Chicken - 1/2 kg
oil - 4 teaspoon
ginger - 2 inch piece
garlic - 10 - 15 pods
onion (medium size) - 1
tomato (medium size) - 2
turmeric powder - 1/2 tablespoon
chili powder - 3/4 tablespoon
coriander powder - 1.5 tablespoon
fennel seeds - 2 teaspoon 
cardamom - 2
cloves - 3
cinnamon - 2 pieces
curry leaves - 2 sprigs
green chili - 6
coconut pieces - 1 cup [ 1 cup size = 150  ml ]
salt - as needed


  • wash and clean the chicken pieces 
  • marinate the chicken pieces with salt and turmeric powder for 10 mins
  • slit green chilies
  • grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste
  • grind tomatoes to a fine paste
  • grind coconut to a fine paste
  • chop onion to small pieces
  • heat 2 tsp of oil in a pressure cooker
  • add the chicken pieces and ginger garlic paste
  • mix well and saute it for a minute
  • add tomato paste, onion pieces and then chili powder and coriander powder
  • add 1 cup of water and mix well
  • pressure cook for 4 whistles. let the pressure release. 
  • heat 2 tsp of oil, add cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves and fennel seeds. 

  • once it splutters,  add it to the cooked chicken.
  • add curry leaves and green chilies
  • add coconut paste and cook it for 5 minutes

  • finally garnish with coriander leaves

  • serve as side dish for idli and dosa. 

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