• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 750g chicken, cut into bite size piece
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 3 tbsp ginger, diced
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp cumin, coarsely pounded/ground
  • 1 tsp fennel, coarsely pounded/ground
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds, coarsely pounded/ground
  • 1 tabsp black pepper, coarsley pounded/ground
  • 2 sticks cinnamon, coarsley pounded/ground
  • 4 star anise, coarsley pounded/ground
  • 4 cardamom, coarsley pounded/ground
  • 5 dried chillies, broken
  • 3 fresh chillies (optional)
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 6-7 tbsp thick soy sauce
  • salt or light soy sauce as required
  • oil about 1/2 cup


  1. Marinate chicken in soy sauce, pepper, cumin, fennel, coriander and one sprig of curry leaf for about 30 minutes, longer if time permits.
  2. Heat oil in pan and fry cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, cloves, dried chillies and curry leaves over low heat. Add onions,garlic and ginger and fry till onions turn slightly golden.
  3. Add the marinated chicken and cook, stirring occasionally. When chicken is almost cooked, add tomatoes and fresh chillies and cook till done.
  4. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
  5. Note: Always cook on low to medium heat, to prevent chicken from sticking to pot.

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