Salem Style Special Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken Curry for your soul

Learn how to make tasty Salem style special chicken curry in easy and simple steps. This mouthwatering curry pairs well with South Indian savories like idli, dosa, poori, or North Indian breads like parata, rotis, and chappati. It can also be served with rice, biryani, pulav and ghee rice. 

Chicken Curry Preparation time: 30 minutes.

Serves: 3-4.

Cuisine: Tamil Nadu Cuisine

Chicken Curry Ingredients

  • 500 grams chicken (with bone)
  • 2 large onions- chopped or sliced
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 2 tomatoes- medium chopped or sliced
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tbsp ginger chopped
  • ¾ tbsp garlic chopped or ¾ tbsp garlic paste
  • Salt
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Spices to Roast and make paste in a blender


• 2 tbsp coriander seeds
• 4 to 5 red chilies
• ¼ cup dried coconut
• 4 to 5 pepper corn
• 4 cloves
• ¼ nutmeg powder or a small piece of nutmeg
• 3 green cardamom
• 1 black cardamom
• 1-inch cinnamon stick
• 1 ½ poppy seeds
• 1 inch of fennel seeds
• 1 tbsp cumin seeds

Instructions to roast and make the spices paste

• Heat a pan on a low flame. Add one 1 tbsp of oil to the pan along with red chiles, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, pepper and nutmeg, sauté until golden.
• Add coconut, cumin, poppy seeds, sauté until all the ingredients turn to golden
• Do not over roast. Set the sautéed ingredients aside.
• Cool the roasted spices and blend them with a little water to make paste.

Salem Style Special Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken Preparation

  • Wash the chicken with water, apply 1tsp turmeric powder and clean all the pieces. Set it aside to drain

Method of Preparation

  • Add oil to a pan and Sauté chopped onions until golden.
  • Add 2 tbsp ginger garlic Paste and sauté without burning until the raw smell goes off.
  • Fry on medium heat for 2 mins. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry on medium heat for 2 more mins.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder and mix it. Continue frying on medium heat for 3 mins till tomatoes get soft.
  • Now add the chicken pieces and fry on high heat for 2-3 mins till the chicken pieces are browned.
  • Add the spices paste, and salt as per your taste. Mix and fry on high heat for 5 mins. Continue to fry.
  • Medium heat for another 5 mins. – Now add 150 ml water and cook on low heat for around 20 mins till the chicken pieces are tender and oil separates.

Your tasty Salem style chicken curry is ready to serve!!

Do try the recipe and share your feedbacks with us. Happy Cooking!!

Before you go… Here is some food for thought.

Chicken- A Versatile Meat

Chicken cooked in fiery desi flavors is a dream come true for all non-vegetarians. Apart from being a

very versatile meat when it comes to cooking, chicken also comes with great health benefits. Did you know that the human body can derive about 30 different nutrients from just 100 grams of chicken?

Apart from that there are other lesser-known benefits of Chicken like:

Chicken is a great source of lean, and low-fat protein. It is also packed with selenium, a chemical known for its anti-cancer properties. The skin of the chicken is known to contain the maximum fat; therefore, skinned chicken is preferred by many

Indumathi Rani

I.O (Indu the Optimistic). A very talkative painter with a taste for movies and travel. I always ask questions about the answers I want to know.

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