Everybody must be aware of the famous Hyderabadi Cuisine and the rich flavor of spices in its recipes. Hyderabadi Chicken Curry Recipe is one of them. When I tried Hyderabadi Chicken Curry in my nearby restaurant, I just fell in love with its nice aroma of blends and spices. Here Chicken is cooked in the wholesome flavors of Mint Leaves, Coconut, Ghee, Fresh Yogurt and Spices.
Weekdays seriously makes me go nuts. Having a hungry husband and skipping breakfast has become a norm in my home. I know its not at all healthy but we end up waking late and hence rush to do lunch. My husband loves and awaits to have a hot home cooked meal in weekdays, since he likes Chicken Dishes a lot, so I try to cook something interesting for him. Last week I was on the lookout for a traditional and yet home cooked chicken curry and to my surprise I got an idea of making this Hyderbabadi Chicken Curry at home.
Although being a good home cook, you always want to do something that’s your own, its not a bad idea to try different recipes, you’ll be surprised to see the comments from your family. Like my husband after finishing his meal, said that, “Nowadays I don’t feel like having chicken outside, because my wife cooks the best chicken curry, why would I?” Now tell me which wife would not love to hear this :-). So this is the reason and excitement behind this curry. I have taken all the pictures while cooking it and trust me they all are drool-worthy. Try this curry for yourself and you will keep making it quite often. For complete list of ingredients and step by step instructions, please refer to recipe snippet below.
Hyderabadi Chicken Curry Recipe – Step by Step
Let’s have a look on the Ingredients that we require for making Hyderabadi Chicken Curry Recipe, and those are Mixed Chicken, Mint Leaves, Yogurt, Grated Coconut, Ginger-Garlic Paste, Ghee, Ground black pepper, Red Chili Powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala Powder, Fresh Coriander leaves and Salt to taste.
Put the grated Coconut in a grinding jar.
Grind or Blend into a smooth paste In a heating pan add ground Coconut Paste.Add Mint Leaves.Add Ground Black Pepper, Red Chili Powder, Cumin Powder and Garam Masala Powder.Add Coriander Powder and Salt to taste. At this moment, also mix the melted Ghee and Fresh Yogurt.Mix all the Ingredients very well on low flame for few seconds and then add pieces of Chicken. Cover the pan and Leave to cook it for about 5 minutes on low flame.Add Ginger-Garlic Paste and mix well.
Cover the Chicken and leave to cook it for few more minutes on low flame.
When the Chicken is almost done, then garnish the cooked Chicken with good amount of chopped Coriander Leaves.
Cook for one more minute and Turn the flame off.Your Hyderabadi Chicken Curry Recipe is now ready to serve.
Hyderabadi Chicken Curry Recipe is the Traditional Indian Chicken Dish made with Chicken, Coconut, Mint Leaves and Spices. It is the famous Dish of Hyderabadi Cuisine and best to serve with Indian Chapati.
500 gm mixed chicken
1 cup mint leaves
1 cup fresh yogurt (curd / dahi)
1 cup grated coconut (nariyal)
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon red chili powder
3/4 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
3/4 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
Few fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Put the grated coconut in the grinder and make a smooth paste out of it.
Heat a non-stick pan and add ground coconut paste. Stir in 1 cup of mint leaves, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon red chili powder, 3/4 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder), 3/4 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon garam masala powder and salt to taste.
Mix it well and add about 1 tablespoon of ghee.
Now add 1 cup fresh yogurt and mix well. Stir in all the ingredients for about 30 seconds and then mix in chicken pieces very well into the masala. Cover the pan and simmer the flame. Leave to cook it for about 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, uncover the pan and now add about 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste.
Mix it very well and again cover the chicken. Now leave to cook it for about 10 minutes. (Note: It is very important to cook the chicken covered on low flame, so that chicken becomes juicy and tender).
Keep checking the tenderness of chicken after every 5 minutes.
When the chicken is well cooked, then spread good amount of finely chopped coriander leaves over all on it and leave to cook for 2 more minutes, so that chicken gets the flavor of coriander leaves as well.
Turn the flame off and your Hyderabadi Chicken Curry Recipe is now ready to serve.
If your chicken was kept in the fridge, then make sure you let the chicken cool to room temperature before cooking.
If you are cooking chicken up in batches to keep in the fridge and using for future meals, then make sure to keep it in an air tight container. This will reduce your risk of contracting some nasty bacteria like salmonella or e-coli.
Oil can be added instead of ghee.
Adjust the spices as per your taste and you can add finely chopped green chilies in it.