Spicy Chicken Thick Gravy

Recipe by Nirupa
READY IN: 55mins




  • Wash the chicken well and with a knife slash the chicken flesh a little to enable to juices to penetrate.
  • In a bowl mix, chicken, chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt, lime juice, yoghurt and set aside. You can choose to set aside this mixture for about 1 hour to enable better flavoring.
  • In a deep vessel / casserole vessel heat the oil and mustard seeds on medium flame.
  • Add onions and sauté till golden brown.
  • Add the turmeric powder and stir a little.
  • Next add the cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf and fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Next add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till the tomato smell disappears and then mash the tomatoes with your stirring spoon.
  • Now add the cubed potatoes and stir for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken mixture to this mixture and stir for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the coriander leaves and stir again for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the water and stir again.
  • Close the lid and let it simmer till the chicken is done.
  • When chicken is done check the salt content and add a bit more salt as per taste.
  • You can also add additional chili powder if you would like it spicy.
  • When serving you can garnish this with a tsp of cream drizzled on top.