Chicken Madras

My madness of collecting cookbook and cut-outs sometimes really gets on my nerves. But that still doesn’t deter me from getting more or scanning my eyes on magazines for more recipes. Each time when the kids and I are walking and my eyes scan across the shelf at a book store, Rasha would retort sarcastically, “Ah, there… ummi is searching for new cookbooks!” Hehe… so now, in order to avoid that, I have started ordering books online, and guess what, that is even more addictive! As of now, I am trying hard not to order anymore till I sort out space in our new place.


Chicken is something that is so wholeheartedly welcomed at my place. That is clearly explained by the list of chicken dishes that I already have on the blog! Each time I look for trying out new varieties and variations, and definitely those that can be easily put together. This is one of them, from a cookbook that I purchased online a couple of months ago. All the ingredients are readily available and it is a nice mild curry that goes very well with rice or rotis. Off to the recipe…Β Recipe adapted from “Indian Bible



Chicken Madras

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 kg chicken cut into small pcs
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 large onions sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 3 to matoes chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water*
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • 2 chopped green chillies


  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Saute the onions and curry leaves till soft.
  • Add the chicken and mix well.
  • Add all the ingredients from tomatoes (*no water for dry curry) to salt and mix well.
  • Cook on medium-low flame on closed lid till the chicken is done.
  • Finally add the pepper and green chillies. Switch off and serve warm.

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  1. Looks simple and easy to prepared them

    1. Thank you so much Shazzy…

  2. I can understand this as I share the same madness of collecting cookbooks πŸ™‚ Lovely and tempting looking dish!!

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  3. ya…true,always searching for new variations in chicken. Luv this simple curry

    1. Thank you so much Shaami…

  4. Chicken Madras looks too good dear..loved the gravy

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  5. Bit different, luks yummmm

    1. Thanks a lot Razina…

  6. very nicely made chicken curry dear πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Monu… πŸ™‚

  7. Since I have so many foodies who share their amazing recipes, I don't see a need for recipe books any more. And with the existing collection, its enough. The chicken curry – spot on with those spot on flavors I am always enlighten with.

    1. Even I feel the same but somehow can't resist the urge of buying!!! Thanks a lot Nava…

    1. Thanks a lot Jayanthi…

  8. tempting chicken curry……..

    1. Thanks a lot Femi…

  9. lovely blend of spices to a yummy curry,Rafee πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  10. The curry looks scrumptious and i am surprised that it does not use coconut milk which happens to be an omnipresent ingredient of Tamil cuisine…interesting indeed. πŸ™‚

    1. I had the same doubt dear! Thank you so much… πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Ruxana…

  11. Chicken curry looks delish. Will try

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  12. Very interesting recipe….. The gravy is so thick and the entire plate is tempting me….. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

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