This is a type of chicken curry in a thick gravy with a nice spicy flavor, but is not too hot. You may adjust the 'heat' by adding more serrano peppers. Serve over rice, or with chapatti or roti.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the oil and ghee in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the cumin seeds in the oil until the seeds begin to change color.

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  • Stir in chopped onion onion; cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger; continue cooking until the onions brown, about 5 minutes more.

  • Mix in the chopped tomato, tomato paste, garam masala, turmeric, salt, serrano pepper, and water; simmer 5 minutes. Lay the chicken into the sauce; mix gently to coat the legs. Cover pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until chicken is no longer pink near the bone, about 40 minutes. Garnish with cilantro to serve.

Nutrition Facts

325 calories; 21.5 g total fat; 102 mg cholesterol; 394 mg sodium. 4.3 g carbohydrates; 27.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (42)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2009
This is an awesome "everyday" Indian dish. The person Rumshack74 who gave this a poor rating must not have used proper spices. Or maybe she was expecting normal Indian food to taste like resturant food? There is no way a dish with 1 table spoon of garam masala can be lacking in flavour! And I don't know of any Indian who uses "curry powder" one finds in non-Indian grocery. It has disgusting flavour!! Anyway I recommend you not pay attention to her review and try this recipe!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/01/2008
I'm sorry to give this recipe such a low rating but it had absolutely NO flavor. I followed the directions to the letter. In order to save the dish I had to triple the amount of spices added some curry powder chicken broth instead of water and salt. I don't like rating a recipe unless I have great things to review. Unfortunately this recipe was such a dissapointment I wanted to share my experience. I wish I could have enjoyed it more. Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2009
This is an awesome "everyday" Indian dish. The person Rumshack74 who gave this a poor rating must not have used proper spices. Or maybe she was expecting normal Indian food to taste like resturant food? There is no way a dish with 1 table spoon of garam masala can be lacking in flavour! And I don't know of any Indian who uses "curry powder" one finds in non-Indian grocery. It has disgusting flavour!! Anyway I recommend you not pay attention to her review and try this recipe!!!!! Read More
(68)
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2009
This is an awesome "everyday" Indian dish. The person Rumshack74 who gave this a poor rating must not have used proper spices. Or maybe she was expecting normal Indian food to taste like resturant food? There is no way a dish with 1 table spoon of garam masala can be lacking in flavour! And I don't know of any Indian who uses "curry powder" one finds in non-Indian grocery. It has disgusting flavour!! Anyway I recommend you not pay attention to her review and try this recipe!!!!! Read More
(68)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
this is one of the best chicken dishes ever. incredibly flavorful. my son is home from college and his best friend in college is Indian. they eat a lot of Indian food. when I made this we all agreed that it was tastier than anything we had had in awhile. almost too easy to make. all my seasonings were the regular dried variety. I add lots of Cayenne pepper. we like it real real hot at my camp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
This is one of the best "curry" dishes I have ever made. The family loved it and I am already craving to eat it again. I skipped the ghee and had to use powdered garlic and ginger but it was still awesome! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/01/2008
I'm sorry to give this recipe such a low rating but it had absolutely NO flavor. I followed the directions to the letter. In order to save the dish I had to triple the amount of spices added some curry powder chicken broth instead of water and salt. I don't like rating a recipe unless I have great things to review. Unfortunately this recipe was such a dissapointment I wanted to share my experience. I wish I could have enjoyed it more. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2014
This is generally a great recipe but I think it needs a few tweaks. The recipe doesn't include any salt but it needs it and I ended up adding quite a bit (at least 1/4 teaspoon) before it started to taste right. I also found the cilantro a bit light; the parts of the curry with more cilantro tasted better so I'd increase the 1/4 cup to 3/8 or even 1/2 cup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2014
OUTSTANDING! Because chicken drumsticks are messy in a sauce I used 1.5 lbs. skinless boneless chicken thighs. I served this over rice but when I make it again I plan to serve it over rice with green peas mixed in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2009
Great recipe. I enjoyed it. The flavours were great and the sauce was nice. Easy to make with not that many spices required. Don't forget to add the salt! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2010
Make sure your spices are FRESH!!! I tried it a second time with a new batch of Garam masala and it made all of the difference. Also used skinless chicken thighs. Good left overs too!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
Very good flavor. I used less water so that it was less soupy. Recommended Read More
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