Don’t we always crave for that thick and creamy chicken curry that we get in some restaurants? At home, we generally do not try it because it seems like a tedious process to get that yummy taste and consistency. But, I’ll help you save time and energy by giving you a quick way to prepare a flavourful red creamy chicken curry in your own kitchen.

This gravy is so simple to make, that along with being proud of yourself, you will also be licking your plate clean.



4 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
3 tbsp oil or butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, finely chopped or pureed
1 big clove of garlic, minced
2 tbsp garam masala – you can buy it here
1 tbsp paprika, this adds the color to your dish ½ tsp chilli powder, if you like it spicy
Salt for taste
3/4 cup heavy cream/fresh cream – you can buy it here
Coriander leaves for garnish


  • In a pan, heat oil or butter and add onions and garlic and fry till brown.
  • Add tomatoes, salt and paprika. Sauté till tomatoes turn mushy and the oil is visible separately. If using tomato puree, add 2 tbsp water as the puree can be thick. With water, it can spread evenly and cook.
  • Add chicken pieces and garam masala and cover and cook till chicken is fully cooked.
  • Add cream and cook for another 3 to 4 mins.
  • Adjust the consistency as per your preference. Do not add water. In case you find it too thick, you can add 3 tbsp water.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • You can have this with roti, naan, bread or even ghee/jeera rice.

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Karen Lavina D’souza

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Karen was born in Kuwait and raised in Mangalore, India. Though she loved eating, she never entered a kitchen until her mid-twenties when she passionately began cooking for her baby sister and boyfriend (husband now). Till then, cooking was probably not even on her list of passions. But after a lot of experimentation and kitchen accidents, Karen now finds cooking therapeutic. She believes it is an art that gives her a sense of satisfaction when she prepares dishes for her friends and family, especially her little one.

Her dishes are usually simple and include easy-to-find ingredients. Her goal is to provide busy moms with tried and tested quick recipe options. So, in the midst of running around after your kids, cleaning boogers off your clothes or simply trying to steal some time for a bubble bath, you can still prepare these easy but delicious meals for your loved ones as well as yourself.

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  1. Again an interesting recipe by Karen. I m sure non vegetarian will love it. I request her to share something for vegetarians too.

  2. This looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will try to prepare this at home.

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