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5-Ingredient Easy Chicken Curry

This delicious and easy chicken curry can be done with 5 ingredients within 20 to 30 minutes and is healthy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, Chicken curry, easy, healthy, quick
Servings: 2 people
Author: Sheeba


  • 500 grams Chicken thighs or legs or just any chicken pieces preferably with bones
  • 1 cup shallots peeled and halved
  • 2 dry red chilies halved (can be reduced if you want it less spicy)
  • 2 tsp ginger peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt


  • Heat half tablespoon of the oil in a pan and stir the shallots, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds and chilies on medium heat until the shallots are lightly browned.
  • Cool the mixture and blend into a smooth paste.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the same pan and stir in the blended paste, the chicken pieces with one and a half cups of water and salt.
  • Keep covered and cook on a medium flame for 15 to 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  • Serve on white or brown rice with a side of salad or roasted vegetables.



This chicken curry can be cooked faster (total time: 20 mintues) in a pressure cooker. After adding the chicken and water, transfer the contents to the pressure cooker, wait for it to reach high pressure, then simmer for just 5 minutes. Let it stand until the pressure is released. In this case, the quantity of water used should be lesser (1 cup for this recipe).