Srilankan Chicken Curry —

A spicy , aromatic  Chicken Curry which is best made with chicken in bone —-

Please avoid it if you are not a spice lover — since it is really a hot one —-

After repeatedly cooking and having sweet (pithe , payesh , patishapta) for almost a week — since we Bengalis were celebrating Poush Sankranti —  thought of making something really spicy  — just to tickle our taste bud —-

There are many versions of this dish  on internet — an d this time I made it my own way —

Curry paste: Most Important ingredient

  • 1 sliced onion
  • 4 big red chilli
  • 4 pods of garlic
  • 3 tsp of coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp of fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 4 to 5 cardamom
  • 2 stick of cinnamon
  • 4 to 5 cloves
  • 2 to 3 strands of javitri(optional)was totally my own whim to add javitri
  • 7 to 8  curry leaves


  • 500 gm of chicken ( cut in medium size)
  • 2 tsp of ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp of red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 3 tsp of tamarind pulp
  • 2 tsp of sugar


Take a frying pan heat  2 tsp of oil, add in the curry paste ingredient , slightly roast them on the pan — keep it aside and allow it to cool — After a while make a paste out of it putting all the ingredients in a blender —

Marinade the chicken pieces with ginger garlic paste, salt and lemon juice for 2 to 3 hours —-

Heat some sunflower oil in a wok — add sliced onions — fry them till brown —

Add in the marinated chicken pieces , fry them on medium heat — mix in the curry paste with the chicken and saute it for 20 minutes , on low flame —


After 20 minutes  add salt , red chilli powder, turmeric, tamarind pulp and sugar to taste ,  saute for another 10 minutes —

Pour in some hot water , cover the wok with a lid — and let it simmer on low flame —

Remove the wok  from stove , when chicken is cooked through —

Garnish with some coriander  and curry-leaves –:)




14 Comments Add yours

  1. jyo says:

    Looks very flavorful āœŒāœŒ

    Liked by 1 person

  2. flavours2017 says:

    It was indeed and thanks for stopping by šŸ™‚


  3. Looks lovely. And I am sure it will taste equally good. You have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award. Do check

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  4. Sumith says:

    Wow the gravy looks soothing! And loved the paste you used. Brilliant share.

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  5. mistimaan says:

    Looks good and tasty šŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  6. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks for yr lovely comment and the nomination — will check that out definitely — šŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  7. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks Chef and indeed that curry paste took the dish to one level higher than it was supposed to be šŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  8. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot for dropping by šŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  9. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. chefkreso says:

    This curry looks mouth-watering!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. flavours2017 says:

    Thank you so much šŸ˜Š


  12. Ferret Chef says:

    Looks delicious

    Liked by 1 person

  13. flavours2017 says:

    Thank you šŸ˜Š

    Liked by 1 person

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