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Andhra Style Chicken Masala Curry


Ingredients for Andhra Style Chicken Masala Curry 


  • 5oo gms chicken
  • 3 onions
  • 3 to 4 green chillies
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 to 3 bay leaves

Chicken marinated for Andhra Style Chicken Masala Curry 

Ingredients for Marination:

  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 3 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons red chilli powder (as per taste)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (as per taste)
  • 1/2 tea spoon haldi

Ingredients for Masala powder, Andhra Style Chicken Masala Curry

Ingredients for Making Masala powder:

  • 2 tablespoons dhaniya (whole)
  • 1 tea spoon  jeera
  • 4 to 5 cloves
  • 2 to 3 cardamoms
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Khas Khas
  • (Fry all the above ingredients dry (without oil) and grind to fine powder)



Clean and wash chicken.  Take it into a bowl.  Add half cup curd, red chilli powder, 3 tea spoons ginger garlic paste, salt and haldi.  Mix well.  Marinate chicken for half an hour.

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan.  Add bay leaves, Saute and add chopped onions and green chillies.  Fry until the onions become translucent.  Now add the marinated chicken to the onions and fry in a medium flame. Chicken starts oozing out  water.  Fry until the chicken starts leaving oil.  Stir occasionally.  Now add a cup of water.  Add salt if necessary.  Close the lid and cook in a low flame for 15 to 20 mins.  until the chicken is cooked well. 

Andhra Style Chicken Masala Curry being cooked 

Now add the grounded masala powder.  Fry for few more mins and switch off the flame.  Andhra Style Chicken Masala Curry is ready..........Take the curry into a serving bowl and garnish with fresh dhania leaves.............Serve with steamed rice, rotis or chapatis.

Andhra Style Chicken Masala Curry

This is one of the Andhra Style chicken masala curry....Mostly prepared in Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh.  I learnt this recipe from my mother in law who belong to Krishna district. 

Andhra Style Chicken Masala Curry

By Mrs Uma ramana


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