How to make Chicken Curry (Indian and Malay Version)

Chicken Curry

This simple Curry Chicken is a common delicacy in South Asia (specifically India), East Asia, as well as in the UK and Caribbean.

A typical spicy Curry Chicken is easy to make, consists of chicken in an onion, tomato, and yogurt-based sauce, flavoured with ginger, garlic, chillies and a variety of spices, often including cumin, cinnamon, cardamom.

Chicken curry is sometimes made with pre-made curry powder. Milk is sometimes added to decrease the spiciness.

Recipe for Chicken Curry (Malay Version)


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 kg chicken breast fillet, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh lemongrass
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped (if unavailable use 2 tsp grated lime rind)
  • 4 small fresh red chili peppers, seeded,chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 (250 ml) cup water
  • 1 (250 ml) cup coconut cream


  1. Heat oil in large pan, saute onion, ginger and garlic, stirring until onion is soft.
  2. Add chicken, cook, stirring, until browned lightly.
  3. Stir in spices, lemon grass, lime leaves and chilli, cook, stirring until fragrant.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, simmer, Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Serve Curry Chicken with rice, prata or naan bread.

Recipe for Chicken Curry (Indian Version)

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