Indian Chicken curry recipes easy with photos of each step in English. These curries can be eaten with rice or roti. Most of the curry recipes are traditional Indian or Pakistani food. This post also includes some fusion of Indian curries like khaosay and orange chicken for more curry ideas.
Indian/ Pakistani Chicken Curry Recipes
All of these curries make a great dinner to serve at a party and these are just right for Indian, Pakistani, Punjabi, and desi taste buds. If you are on this page looking for curry recipes, I assume, your family loves high carb food, i.e roti, and rice. Sometimes, coming up with a variety of curries to go with carbs is so difficult. And, I know, how I hated making the same few chicken curries repeatedly. So, I made this collection of simple chicken curry recipes that are just great for weekend night dinner, and most of them have staple ingredients.
I had anticipated posting this collection for a very long time; testing and re-testing all recipes from time to time. I wanted a collection of least 25 Indian Chicken Curry recipes but then I decided to post it now and add more on the go.
One more thing, all these curries can be made with boneless chicken or bone-in chicken cuts. I personally, prefer chicken with bone-in as the juices from bone add more flavor to gravies, while boneless chicken made with chicken breast is too dry with little fat. This page will be frequently updated with new recipes so bookmark and you’ll find new recipes every few weeks.
This is one of the fusion chicken curry recipes that tastes AMAZING! Paneer Reshmi Handi Recipe is a merry fusion of east and west. It is super quick and easy to make. Paneer is cottage cheese in Hindi and Urdu. Reshmi means like silky, it refers to the silky smooth texture of the curry. Handi means earthen pot. It is a dairy-based curry. In this dish, cheddar cheese is used instead of paneer (cottage cheese). The gravy is also inspired by Italian white sauce. This Handi has very few spices, unlike other South Asian curries and the recipe was created by a leading restaurant.
This one is amongst Punjabi Indian chicken curry recipes. You just can’t go wrong with this. The chicken is cooked in spicy tomato gravy with subtle flavors. The unique style of cooking curry in a wok (AKA Karahi) will take your heart. This will be surely taking a permanent place in your everyday chicken recipes.
This is a dhaba style (street-style) quick chicken in yogurt based curry. It is spiced with freshly grounded cumin, coriander, and pepper. A quick and simple chicken gravy recipe with delectable flavors and aroma. This is the white and dairy-based version of traditional karahi.
This is an easy recipe for desi style korma. Korma is a highly aromatic curry with a blend of many whole spices. This is a simple recipe of traditional korma that can be eaten with naan, sheermal, or taftan.
A very succulent chicken served with cilantro garlic mayo sauce. The chicken photo looks quite dry. If you want more gravy in chicken, you can add up to 1 cup yogurt in this recipe. This chicken turns out to be very juicy unlike other grilled chicken and can be eaten with rice or roti too.
White Chicken Korma Recipe with almond paste
A variant of traditional korma recipe in yogurt based curry with almond paste. If you love aromatic food than this chicken gravy recipe will hit your palate and soothe it.
This chicken is cooked in mint, fresh coriander, and yogurt paste (AKA chutney) along with spices and walnut paste. Great chicken gravy recipe if you love herbs.
Indian Chicken Cashew Curry Recipe
A rich and creamy curry for cashew lovers. Spiced with roasted and grounded cumin and coriander. The curry gets its final touches from aromatic tempering. This is one of the richest and creamiest curry.
Creamy Tikka and Ketchup Chicken Recipe
This is an easy but loud chicken recipe that calls for tikka masala, ketchup, and mayonnaise or cream. It is served with sautéed vegetables. A unique and delicious chicken that can be eaten with rice or roti and even alone without any carbs. Lastly, if you don’t have whole chicken you can make it with a chicken cut in pieces, chicken quarters, or with boneless chicken too.
A bright red chicken with sweet and spicy flavor has a blend of Kashmiri chili, raisins, and yogurt. This chicken curry is not like everyday curry and can be served with rice or roti. You can also eat the chicken alone without any carbs.
Punjabi Chicken Ginger Curry Recipe
Chicken Ginger (AKA Adraki Murg) is another one from Punjabi chicken curry recipes. As the name shows, this chicken is a treat for ginger lovers. The spices are just basic but the taste is so comforting on any winter evening.
For this curry yogurt, coconut, and cream; all are blended together with roasted cumin and coriander to make this yummy kofta (AKA meatballs) curry. The koftas are soft, full of flavor and melting in the mouth. You can devour meatballs one after another and skip the carbs, it tastes so yummy!
Indian Butter Chicken Recipe
This is a Punjabi recipe that’s super creamy, buttery, and reasonably spiced. The chicken cubes are marinated first, then cooked and smoked and then added to creamy tomato gravy. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser! Yes, butter chicken needs no introduction.
Chicken Manchurian is a sweet and sour chicken, which is on the spicier side. It tastes particularly great with soup in winter. This is one of the Indo-Chinese chicken gravy recipes eaten with white rice or vegetable fried rice.
Haleem is wheat, pulses, and meat porridge. It is cooked with a number of spices and can eat alone or with naan, chapati, or other flatbread. This one of Persian Chicken recipes with loads of spices. This tastes like delicious and meaty porridge.
Easy Khao suey Curry
This chicken Khao Soey curry is so easy to make because instead of cooking chicken and coconut curry separately, this recipe cooks both together in one pot. This curry is served with noodles but you can also eat it with rice or roti. This is one of the Burmese Chicken curry recipes but it has so much Indian influence in terms of spices. It will be a treat for Indian taste buds.
Khao Suey Recipe with the spice mix
This is another khaosay recipe bohra style with a bohra coconut curry spice mix. So this is a slightly tedious recipe and will require you to make a spice mix. You can make a spice mix a few days ahead. The rest of the steps are easy which requires you to make a coconut curry and chicken gravy.
Dehli Chicken Nihari Recipe
Chicken Nihari Recipe originated around the end of the eighteenth century in Nawab’s Kitchen. This chicken recipe is a winner and quite different from a regular chicken curry recipe. SO YUMMY!
Spicy Orange Chicken
Ok, I know orange chicken is Chinese. But remember Indo-Chinese food that we love to eat. So I added this recipe too that is fairly spiced for Indian taste buds and uses our all-time favorite Tang Orange Juice powder to make sweet and tangy curry base. So YUM!
Persian Pomegranate Stew (desified)
So this walnut and pomegranate curry use pomegranate molasses to make slightly tangy curry. A great choice of curry if you like nut curries. This not very spicy curry but the notes section of recipe card shares ways to make it spicier for Indian taste buds. I like the original version of the recipe.
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