Pahadi Chicken Curry Recipe

Make this lip smacking Pahadi Chicken Curry and serve it along with Butter Garlic Naan, Pickled Onions (Pyaz Kachumber), Jeera Rice. This is a perfect chicken curry for your weekday meal.

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Pahadi Chicken Curry Recipe
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Pahadi Chicken Curry Recipe is a recipe that has been taken from Pahari Cuisine which is famous in the North eastern part of India.

“Pahadi” refers to the mountains so the cuisine is influenced by the ingredients that are majorly grown in the mountain region. In Pahadi Chicken Curry, the chicken is cooked tender in a thick yogurt gravy, the masala is made by roasting coriander seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, fennel seeds and onions and then ground to form paste which is then cooked with chicken.

Serve the Pahadi Chicken Curry Recipe along with Butter Garlic Naan, Pickled Onions (Pyaz Kachumber) and Jeera Rice for a weekday meal with your family.

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Course: Lunch
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 500 grams Chicken , with bone
  • 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , whisked
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil
  • To grind
  • 2 Onions , chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped 

How to make Pahadi Chicken Curry Recipe

  1. To begin making the Pahadi Chicken Curry Recipe, heat a kadai with oil. Once the oil is hot, add cloves, cinnamon stick, cloves and allow it to fry for few seconds.

  2. Add coriander seeds, fennel seeds, garlic, ginger and saute till they soften. Add onions and saute till the onions turn translucent and become brown.

  3. Allow it to cool down and grind the onion mixture to a smooth paste by adding little water ina  mixer grinder.

  4. Heat the same kadai with little oil, add chicken pieces, turmeric powder, salt and fry till the chicken turn golden brown and crispy.

  5. Take the chicken out, and in the same oil, add black cardamom, green cardamom and allow it the aroma to release for few seconds.

  6. Add onion mixture and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes.

  7. After 4 to 5 minutes, add chicken pieces, whisked curd, milk and mix well. Check for salt and cook the pahadi chicken curry on medium heat.

  8. You can add some water to adjust the consistency of the chicken curry.

  9. Cover and cook the Pahadi Chicken Curry in medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add coriander leaves at the end, give it a mix and serve hot.

  10. Serve the Pahadi Chicken Curry Recipe along with Butter Garlic NaanPickled Onions (Pyaz Kachumber) and Jeera Rice for a weekday meal with your family.

Pahadi Chicken Curry Recipe is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest