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 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. Wow that looks is delicious. I’m bookmarking this to make it over the weekend. We have a huge fan of anything chicken in our household. Hehe

  2. Vaishali says:

    Sorry, forgot to mention, the herbs are making it so scrumptious.

  3. Vaishali says:

    This is such a mouth-watering recipe. Healthy and yummy.

  4. This looks so delicious. We love trying different dishes and this is definitely going up my kitchen. Thanks for sharing your cool recipe.

  5. Jyoti says:

    We love chicken and this is indeed intersting recipe. I will definitely try to make it accordingly . Thanks for sharing

  6. Neha Sharma says:

    I am a vegetarian so I will not be trying this recipe. But I am amazed to read the recipe, it is so easy just like cooking a vegetable dish. I used to think that cooking non-veg needs a lot of preparation and cooking time. I will share this post with my non-veg lover friends.

  7. Dipika Singh says:

    We have chicken at home because it is Sunday and this is the right time to read a post like this when I can try my hands on something new and flavourful

  8. Varsh says:

    I’m a vegetarian but a friend of mine is a hardcore non-vegetarian and loves chicken. This sounds like a recipe she’ll surely love to try as its spicy and looks so inviting.

  9. Ishieta says:

    This is such a simple to make at home recipe. I used to think such dishes would require lots of slaving over the pot… But good to learn easy recipe

  10. While I am a pure veg, my husband relishes non veg food and I’m sure he wld love to eat this dish… looks delicious and easy to make.

  11. I loved how the recipe had a subtle manglorean touch. The flavours will definitely be diverse. I am a hardcover non vegetarian and love to try new dishes. This ones on my list now.

  12. Harjeet Kaur says:

    Loved the recipe and will surely try it out.Thank you for sharing this Cindy….and a thumbs up to Karen for sharing the recipe.

  13. I do prepare Chicken curry in similar fashion, red paprika is what I need to try as chicken in spicy way is loved by my family.

  14. Yum! I generally love these kind of flavours and would love to recreate this recipe at home too. So happy to have come across it!

  15. Roma says:

    Yeah looks so so yum, will surely be trying this out Cindy and will tell you how it turned out.

  16. Ruchi Verma says:

    This recipe looks so tempting and this coming weekend I am sure that I will be trying this. Thanks will share my picture of this recipe

  17. Alpana Deo says:

    I am a pure vegetarian but chicken recipes are also on the list of non-vegetarians. Looking at the ingredients, they are easily available in everyone’s pantry..

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

    • Karen Dsouza says:

      Thank you for appreciating. I have tried this recipe with Paneer as well and it tastes just amazing. You can give it a try with exact same recipe and substitute chicken with Paneer (fry the paneer a bit before adding it in the gravy)
      Also, soon going to share some Vegetarian recipes as well.

    • Karen Dsouza says:

      Thank you for appreciating. I have tried this recipe with Paneer as well and it tastes just amazing. You can give it a try with exact same recipe and substitute chicken with Paneer (fry the paneer a bit before adding it in the gravy)

  19. James Parker says:

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

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