Chicken Curry - No Coconut Version

Today's recipe is a simple chicken preparation which doesn't need marination and its a no coconut version.This curry tastes best with rice and paratha, I used the chicken thighs for this preparation ,can be made with whole chicken too.Lets get into the recipe...................


Chicken(thighs cut into bite size)1lb(450 gms)
Onion2(medium size)
Green chilly3 nos.
Red chilly powder11/4tsp
Coriander powder2tsp
Garam masala powder1/2tsp
Turmeric powder1/2tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai1sprig
Coriander leaves/kothamallifor garnishing
Lemon juice2tsp

To grind
Shallots/chinna vengayam7nos.
Garlic/poondu5 cloves(big)
Ginger/inji1inch piece

For the tempering

Cinnamon/pattai 1inch piece
Fennel seeds/sombu1/4tsp
Star anise1petal


  • Grind the given ingredients to a smooth paste and keep it aside.Heat a pan with oil and crackle the fennel seeds,add the clove,cinnamon,star anise. 
  • Add the chopped onion,green chilly and curry leaves,saute till transparent.
  • Once the onion becomes transparent add the ground paste and saute till the raw smell goes away.
  • Now add the chicken pieces and saute till the chicken change its  color.
  • Add the chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and salt,mix it well.
  • Then add a cup of water and cook the chicken becomes soft and tender.
  • At this point add the garam masala powder,chopped coriander powder and cook it for a minute.
  • Finally add the lemon juice and put off the fire.
  • Serve it after two hours to get the flavors incorporate well.


  • Here I used chicken thighs,it can be made with boneless chicken also.
  • Instead of shallots,one small regular onion can be used.


One lovely curry, awesome neat clicks dear :) I love to cook in chicken thighs...

very nice and yummy chicken curry...inviting and beautiful clicks...
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irresistible and tasty attempt...curry looks inviting

Looks yummy :)
Want to have it with boiled rice !!

Would love to try it soon.. looks quite flavorful

Sounds flavorful n yummy, i too sometime prefer coconut free chicken curry for rice, will try it sometime soon !

Give me some rice or rotis,i can happily finish that droolworthy coconut free chicken curry.

what is the content of your garam masala ?

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