Bihari Chicken Curry Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious and authentic Bihari Chicken Curry that is rich in flavor and spices.




Key points: Spicy, traditional, flavorful


Number of servings and serving size: Serves 4, serving size: 1 cup


Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes preparation, 40 minutes cooking


Cuisine categories: Indian, Bihari


List of Equipments:

  • Pressure cooker
  • Skillet


List of ingredients with accurate measurements:

  • 1 lb chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


Detailed Step-by-step directions:

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and sauté onions until golden brown.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, and salt. Cook until oil separates.
  4. Add chicken pieces and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add water, close the pressure cooker, and cook for 3-4 whistles.
  6. Once pressure releases, open the cooker and garnish with coriander leaves.


Benefits: Protein-rich, flavorful, traditional dish


Serving Tips: Serve hot with rice or roti.


Tips and tricks of recipe: Marinate chicken for an hour for better flavor.


Variations of recipe: Substitute chicken with paneer for a vegetarian version.


FAQs & answers:

Can I use boneless chicken for this recipe?

Yes, you can use boneless chicken for a quicker cooking time.


Can I adjust the spice level?

Yes, adjust the red chili powder to suit your spice preference.


Can I use garam masala in this recipe?

You can add garam masala for additional flavor.


Can I make this curry in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can cook it on low for 4-6 hours in a slow cooker.


Can I skip the pressure cooker and cook it in a regular pot?

Yes, but it will take longer to cook.



Enjoy this Bihari Chicken Curry for a taste of traditional Indian flavors in the comfort of your own home.