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Easy Sambar Chicken Curry

Posted in : Non-veg main course on by : nrdubey Tags: , , , ,

Date – 24.4.2016

About Recipe

Easy sambar chicken curry is cooked in south indian style and flavoured with sambar powder which gives this dish a nice aroma and taste. To make this dish easy and fast  i have used pressure cook method but you can cook this curry in kadai too. Here l have used home made sambar powder which is mild in flavor but you can use any good quality sambar powder for this recipe. Serve this mouthwatery curry with rice and chapati. Please share your valuable feedback with us.

Preparation Time – 15 min

Cooking time – 30 min

Recipe Type – main

Cuisine – south Indian

Serve –3


Chicken – 1/2 kg (cut into medium size)

Sambar powder – 1+ 1/2 tbsp (i have used home made )

Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)

Cumin /jeera seeds – ½ tsp

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp

Clove /laung – 3-4

Black pepper whole/kalimirch – 6-7

Tomato – 2 medium (finely chopped)

Curry leaves – 10 -12

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Coriander powder – 1-2 tsp

Garam masala powder – ½ tsp

Fresh coriander leaves – 2 tbsp (chopped)

Sesame or any other cooking oil – 3 tbsp

Salt – as per taste

Water – 1 cup

For making masala paste

Onion – 1 – 2 medium (chopped)

Ginger – 1 inch

Garlic – 5-6


Rinse the chicken with water and set aside.

Take ingredients under ‘for making paste’ in a blender and make smooth paste by adding little water. Set aside.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard, cumin, clove and black pepper. Wait for some time and let them splutter.

Add finely chopped onion and saute till it turns light brown.

Add grinded paste, saute for a minute.

Add red chilli, turmeric, coriander and garam masala powder, saute till oil saprets from the masala.

Now add chicken and fry it with masala for 5 min over medium flame.

Add chopped tomato, sambar powder and curry leaves.

Stir very well and put the lid and cook for 2-3 min over low-medium flame or cook till tomato gets mushy.

After some time open the lid, add salt and water.

Put the pressure cooker’s lid and pressure cook.

For the pressure cooking after 1 whistle turn the flame low and wait for 3-4 minutes and then turn off the flame.

When the cooker settles down on it’s own open the lid and add chopped coriander leaves. Sambar chicken curry is ready. Serve hot with chapati and rice.

In Short


Take onion, garlic and ginger in a blender


Make smooth paste


Heat oil, add mustard, cumin, clove and black pepper, let them splutter


Place finely chopped onion


Add grinded paste


Add red chilli, coriander, turmeric and  garam masala


Fry till oil saprets


Add chicken and fry it for 5 min over medium flame


Add chopped tomato, curry leaves and sambar powder, stir well


Put the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes or till tomato gets mushy


Add water


Add salt


Put pressure cooker’s lid and cook, for pressure cooking after 1 whistle turn the cooker slow and cook for 3-4 minute


When the pressure settles down on it’s own


Add chopped coriander leaves, sambar chicken gravy is ready







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