Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe

Tomato Chicken Curry

How to make TOMATO CHICKEN CURRY at home – TOMATO CHICKEN CURRY is a mouth-watering curry made with a freshly prepared tomato-onion + sessame + poppy seeds + cashew base which is mild & creamy and goes well with roti / steamed rice / pulao, etc.

For this curry, fresh tomato puree is prepared with fresh and ripe tomatoes which gives a wonderful, colour, flavour and tanginess to the dish. This is a must try simple and easy dish which comes together under 30 minutes.

Please checkout my other chicken recipes in the blog – Indian butter chicken, One pot pressure cooker pepper chicken, Chicken 65, Ambur chicken biryani.

HOW TO COOK TOMATO CHICKEN CURRY

Cooking instructions with step by step pictures

Wash and marinate chicken pieces with curd, salt, 2 tsp red chilli powder and ginger garlic paste and keep it aside.

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 1

Grind coconut, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and cashews into a fine paste with little water. Keep it aside.

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 2
Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 3

Heat oil in a pan and saute onions are browned. Grind it separately after it cools down.

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 4
Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 5

Blanch tomatoes and grind it separately. You can even blanch it using a microwave. If you are doing it on the stove top, bring water to boil and add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Grind it after it cools down. You can even use store bought tomato puree.

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 6
Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 7

In a pressure cooker, heat oil and ghee. Add cinnamon, clove, cardamom, star anise and green chillies. I have added ginger garlic paste here also. It is totally optional since we have already added while marinating the chicken pieces.

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 8

After it sizzles add onion paste and saute for a minute.

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 9

Add tomato paste and saute till oil separates.

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe - Step 10

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala. Mix well till the raw smell of masala goes off.

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 11

Add marinated chicken pieces and mix well. Add ½  cup water and close the pressure cooker. Cook on high flame for 3 whistles for broiler chicken and 5 whistles for country chicken. Let the pressure release naturally.

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 12

Now open the pressure cooker and add the ground coconut paste. 

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 13

Add chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves. Mix well and bring it to boil. Cook on high flame for 5 minutes.

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe  - Step 14
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Switch off the stove and serve hot !!

Tomato Chicken Curry Recipe

Tomato Chicken Curry

Dr. Monica
TOMATO CHICKEN CURRY is a mouth-watering curry made with a freshly prepared tomato-onion base which is mild and goes well with roti / steamed rice / pulao, etc.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

For marination

  • 500 g chicken pieces with bone
  • ¼ cup curd
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¾ tsp salt

To grind

  • ¼ cup coconut pieces
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts

To make tomato chicken curry

  • 2 big onions (300g)
  • 3 big tomatoes (300g)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash and marinate chicken pieces with curd, salt, 2 tsp red chilli powder and ginger garlic paste and keep it aside.
  • Grind coconut, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and cashews into a fine paste with little water. Keep it aside. You can also soak them in warm water for 10 minutes prior for easy grinding.
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute onions are browned. Grind it separately after it cools down.
  • Blanch tomatoes and grind it separately. You can even blanch it using a microwave. If you are doing it on the stove top, bring water to boil and add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Grind it after it cools down. You can even use store bought tomato puree.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil and ghee. Add cinnamon, clove, cardamom, star anise and green chillies.
  • After it sizzles add onion paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add tomato paste and saute till oil separates.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala. Mix well till the raw smell of masala goes off.
  • Add marinated chicken pieces and mix well. Add ½  cup water and close the pressure cooker. Cook on high flame for 3 whistles for broiler chicken and 5 whistles for country chicken. Let the pressure release naturally.
  • Now open the pressure cooker and add the ground coconut paste. 
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves. Mix well and bring it to boil. Cook on high flame for 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the stove and serve hot !!
Keyword Chicken, Curries, Curry, Gravy recipes, Non vegetarian

Checkout other chicken recipes in the blog,

Indian Butter Chicken

One Pot Pressure Cooker Pepper Chicken

Chicken 65

Ambur Chicken Biryani

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