Clay Pot Chicken Curry

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I have never tried cooking in a clay pot before and if you also never have tried this then you may want to think about giving it a try like me. 😀 It has numbers of health benefits and enhances the taste of the food too. People often say “Cooking in clay pot makes the food more delicious” and after tasting this chicken curry I must say IT’S TRUE.
This is the simple chicken curry recipe which I often make at home either in a pressure cooker or in a kadhai. This time the only difference was, I used a Clay pot AND it turned out super duper delicious.
Before cooking in clay pot soak it in water for 12-15mins (for first few times). While cooking in clay pot keep the flame to medium as the food cooks fast in clay pot compared to other cookwares.
Serves 2

  • 500gms Chicken
  • 2 Large onion finely sliced
  • 1 Medium tomato chopped
  • 7-8 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 Inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 Green chili sliced
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2-3 Dry red chili
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tsp black pepper corns
  • 1 Inch cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 Tsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 Tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp chicken masala
  • Salt as required
  • Mustard oil
  • 2 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Clay Pot Chicken Curry
Step 1- Heat the pot on high flame and once it’s hot turn the flame to medium and add oil and heat until the oil is hot. Add bay leaf, dry red chili, cumin seeds, black pepper corns, cloves and cinnamon. Sauté for 20-25secs and then add chopped ginger- garlic and fry till the raw smell goes away

Step 2- Add onions and fry till translucent and soft and meanwhile take pomegranate seeds in a mortar and crush them


Step 3- Add tomatoes and fry until they turns mushy and then add crushed pomegranate seeds and chicken and keep cooking until the chicken is half done


Step 4- Then add chopped green chilies. Mix well and add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt as required

Give everything a mix and then let the chicken cook. Do not add water. The chicken will cook on its own water. Cover the lid and cook for 12-15mins until done
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Step 5- Add the chicken masala, coriander leaves and give it a mix. Tun off the flame and again cover the lid

The delicious clay pot chicken curry is ready.
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Serve steaming hot chicken curry with plain rice/ jeera rice or chapati and some vinegar onion. Enjoy the HOT and delicious meal this weekend. 😀 🙂


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