Traditional Indian Recipes


Tangy chicken curry is the most popular chicken curry which is less spicy and has a tangy taste. In this chicken curry I used more onions and tomatoes than the usual chicken curry as it gives a tangy taste. Kids love this tangy chicken curry for it`s less spicy and tangy taste.SAM_6420


Chicken                                          1 .5 kg

Onion                                              5

Green chilies                               15

Tomatoes                                     4

Red chili powder                       1 tsp

Coriander powder                     5.5 tsp

Turmeric powder                       ¾ tsp

Garam masala powder             1 tsp

Mint leaves                                   1 cup or 1 bunch

Water                                              1.5 cup

Salt                                                   2.5 tsp or as per your taste

Oil                                                     7 tsp

For grinding:

Garlic                                              20-25

Ginger                                             2 pieces (each 3 inches)

For garnishing:

Coriander leaves                        2 tbsp

Procedure for preparing Tangy Chicken Curry:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add onions, green chilies and salt and saute for 5 minutes on medium flame or till the onions turn light brown. The chicken curry tastes good when the onions are sauted till light brown.SAM_6364
  2. Grind together garlic and ginger. Add this paste to the onion mixture and stir fry for 5 minutes on low flame till nice aroma comes, keep stirring so that mixture does not get burnt down.SAM_6376
  3. Add turmeric powder and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Then add coriander powder and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Then add red chili powder and saute for 1 minute. Be careful that the mixture does not get burnt keep stirring.SAM_6387
  6. Then add mint leaves and stir fry for 2 minutes, you get nice aroma. Then add tomato pieces and stir fry for 1 minute.SAM_6388
  7. Add water and mix well, cook on high flame till the mixture bubbles, reduce the flame to medium and cook covered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.SAM_6392
  8. Add the chicken pieces and mix well till the chicken pieces are properly coated with the tomato mixture and cook covered on high flame for 5 minutes till it starts bubbling keep stirring.SAM_6396
  9. Reduce the flame to medium and cook till chicken is done. Keep stirring occasionally. It takes about 40 minutes to cook.SAM_6399
  10. Add garam masala powder and stir well. Put off the flame.SAM_6401
  11. Garnish the Tangy Chicken Curry with coriander leaves.

Tangy Chicken Curry is ready to be served. It goes well with rotis, parathas, plain rice and biryanis.


  • Cooking chicken curry requires a bit of patience.
  • Onions should be sauted till it turns light brownish as it is one of the main secret of this chicken curry.
  • You can increase the spice level according to your taste buds.






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