Key Points:

  • Spicy chicken curry with a blend of Indian spices
  • Madras style curry with a rich and thick gravy
  • Perfect dish for those who love aromatic and flavorful Indian cuisine


Chicken Madras Curry

This authentic Indian chicken curry recipe is full of spices and flavors that will leave your taste buds tingling. It is a perfect dish for any curry lover looking for a flavorful and aromatic meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 250 kcal


  • Large pot
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Cooking spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • 1 lb chicken cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp Madras curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  • Heat oil in a large pot and sauté the onions until golden brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they are soft and mushy.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook until they are browned on all sides.
  • Add the curry powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well to coat the chicken.
  • Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30-40 minutes until the chicken is tender and the gravy is thick.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves before serving.


Nutrition Information (per serving):

- Calories: 250
- Protein: 20g
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Fat: 14g
- Fiber: 3g
Keyword Chicken madras curry



This chicken madras curry is a great source of protein and essential spices that promote digestion and overall health.


Serving Tips:

Serve hot with steamed rice or naan bread for a complete meal.


Tips and Tricks:

  • Marinate the chicken in yogurt and spices for extra flavor.

  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference.


Variations of Recipe:

Add coconut milk for a creamy texture or vegetables like bell peppers and peas for a twist.


5 FAQs & Answers:

Can I use boneless chicken for this recipe?

Yes, boneless chicken can be used for a quicker cooking time.


Can I make this curry ahead of time?

Yes, the flavors will develop even more if made ahead and reheated.


Is Madras curry powder spicy?

Madras curry powder has a medium to hot spice level, but you can adjust it to suit your taste.


Can I freeze leftovers?

Yes, this curry freezes well for up to 3 months.


Can I use store-bought curry paste instead of powder?

Yes, you can use curry paste for a different flavor profile.



This chicken madras curry is a delicious and comforting meal that is perfect for any occasion. Enjoy the rich flavors of Indian spices in every bite!