June 3, 2015

Amritsari spicy chicken masala curry recipe

Amritsari chicken masala curry  recipe - This  spicy chicken masala curry is prepared in the Northern part of India. This recipe is very useful to those who doesn't like to add coconut in chicken curry and want to make an easy, quick and tasty chicken dish for meal. It has an inviting aroma and the flavor itself makes you feel hungry. You can make it without much of an effort. Being a South Indian, I am used to make chicken curry with coconut and flavor it with roasted spices. This  non-veg dish is not only fast to cook but also fun to make. While preparing this dish, I have used instant chicken masala and garam masala. But, you can change this to roasted spice powder you have and adjust the quantity of the ingredients to suit your palate. You can just experiment with the ingredients with basic idea of this recipe.

chicken curry in a serving bowl

Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings

500 grams chicken cut into pieces
2 large onions, chopped
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 heaped tsp garam masala
2 ½ heaped tsp chicken masala (everest)
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup yogurt / curd
2 tbsp oil
Salt as required

Grind to paste

1 heaped cup chopped cilantro
1 green chili, chopped
1/2" ginger / adrak, peeled, chopped
15 cloves garlic / lasun
1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera

Amritsari spicy chicken masala curry recipe with step by step pictures

Put all the ingredients mentioned under "Grind to paste" in a mixer jar. Grind it to a smooth paste using some water. Set aside.
green masala paste

Heat oil in a pan. Add the chopped  onions and saute till translucent.
onion fried

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook covered on low flame till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
tomato added

Add above prepared ground green masala paste and mix well.
green masala added

Add the chicken pieces and mix.
chicken added

Add the gram masala powder, everest chicken masala, chili powder and turmeric powder.
masala powder added

Mix well with a large spoon.

Add the yogurt. 
 yogurt added

 Mix well till yogurt combines with other ingredients
yogurt mixed

 Add 1 cup of water and salt. Mix well.
water and salt added

Bring the curry to boil on medium flame. Further cook  for 15 minutes or till the chicken become soft and cooks well. Stir in between to prevent it from burning.
boil the curry

Serve hot with roti, phulka, chapati, naan,  bread, dosa and rice,
amritsari chicken masala curry ready to serve


  1. I loved your recipe. Lots of garlic.. WOW!!Delicious :)


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