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madras chicken gravy

Chicken Gravy - This is a simple chicken gravy which is my moms special. Everyone's first Guru in cooking would be their mother only. I always love my mom's chicken gravy very much, as this is not only tasty one but also, very easy one to prepare. This is my first chicken dish, which I learnt from my mother after the marriage (before I only know to eat... he he he....). So newly married bride and bachelors can try this recipe easily. So lets see how to make this chicken gravy / madras chicken gravy.

You can view some of the chicken recipes below
Chettinad pepper chicken
Country chicken biryani
Chicken franks in Indian style
Chicken 65
Chicken Cashew Gravy

Chicken curry

How to make Simple Chicken Gravy


Chicken - 1/2 kg
Sunflower Oil - 3 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1 to 2 inch crushed
Cloves - few
Star anise - few
Cardamom - 1
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1 big - chopped nicely
Tomato - 2 medium sized
Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp ( or as per taste)
Coconut milk - 2 tbsp
Gingelly oil - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - few

1. Wash the chicken with salt and keep aside.
2. In a kadai, add sunflower oil. When it is hot, add the spices, cinnamon stick, cardamom, star anise, cloves, fennel seeds. Fry them a little.
3. Add the finely chopped onions and fry them till translucent.
4. Add the tomatoes now and saute them.
5. When the onion and tomatoes becomes soft, transfer half the content of the onion - tomato mixture to another bowl and allow it to cool down.
6. To the remaining mixture in the kadai, add the chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, turmeric powder and mix it well to make a masala.
7. Now add the chicken pieces and coat them well with the masala. Allow to cook them in low flame.
8. Now when the remaining other half of the onion tomato mixture cools down, transfer it to the blender and grind to a smooth paste.
9. Now mix them ground paste to the chicken and mix them well. Add little water. ( Do not add more, as the chicken tends to leave water while cooking ).
10. Add little coriander at this stage, so that the flavor gets mixed with chicken.
11. Now close the chicken with a lid or plate and cook for 10 min.
12. After 10 min, check the gravy has become thick and that, the oil leaves from the sides.
13. Now add the coconut milk and mix it. (optional)
14. Add gingelly oil and mix them.
15. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve them.

16. Yummy and simple chicken gravy is ready.

simple chicken gravy

Have added my first video

Delicious chicken gravy / Chicken curry is ready to be eaten with rice or chappathi.

7 lovely comments:

Nava K

Mums recipes will always be a classic and cherished forever. The curry is so tempting and delicious.


Very simple, spicy and delicious chicken curry.

Vidya Chandrahas

Very tempting and inviting curry.


Lovely looking gravy!

Priya Anandakumar

Super delicious, tempting and beautiful clicks... love the video Akila great going....


Chicken gravy looks really yummy and delicious!

Hamaree Rasoi

Lovely and delicious looking chicken gravy. Wonderfully prepared.

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