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Chicken Gravy Recipe

By sujeesha Published: July 18, 2008

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins

This chicken gravy is made in most South Indian households (a Sunday special when we are too lazy to make Biriyani). There is nothing to roast or grind which makes it a quick and easy recipe. All you need is some hot rice and some pappad and there will be a party in your mouth. Enjoy the recipe!



  1. Heat oil in a skillet.
  2. Throw in cloves, cinnamon sticks, poppy seeds and seaweed.
  3. When you get a nice fragrance add sliced onion, slit peppers and curry leaves.
  4. Once onions start turning a little brown add tomatoes and cook covered till they turn mushy, stirring every now and then.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute till nice aroma arises.
  6. Add chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric and saute for a couple of minutes till the mixture comes together.
  7. Now throw in chicken pieces and water just enough to cover the chicken and cook covered until chicken is cooked.
  8. Now add salt to taste and cook till gravy thickens and oil starts to separate.
  9. Throw in chopped cilantro and turn off stove. :- Serve hot with plain rice, idli, dosa or rotis. :- Eat by itself or on a bed of cauliflower rice if on Whole30 or Paleo. Happy cooking 🙂