It takes a slightly fresh weather and comfort food cravings to come up with the idea of cooking a nice chicken curry. The dish is full of flavors and leaves you completely satisfied with your meal. I always thought these kinds of dishes needed a basic recipe that the cook could play around with. The choice of spices, vegetables, proteins, and the level of spiciness are completely subjective. So here is a recipe you can use as a base and then manipulate according to your preferences.

Chicken Curry Recipe

Ingredients (for 6 persons):

  • 1 kg chicken (a mix of diced chicken breast and chicken thighs)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable cooking oil
  • 2 medium onions, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 4 large red tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • 800 ml coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 1 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1.5 Tbsp mustard
  • Olive oil, to sprinkle
  • 300 ml water


  1. In a large pot, heat 3/4 of the vegetable oil and cook the chicken until slightly brown. Remove from pot and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the onions, garlic and ginger. Cook until slightly brown.
  3. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  4. Add the rest of the vegetable oil and all the spices. Mix well.
  5. Add the chicken and mix well to coat.
  6. Add the coconut milk and mix.
  7. Add the green beans and mix.
  8. Add a handful of chopped coriander, the mustard and a sprinkle of olive oil and mix.
  9. Add 300 ml of water and mix.
  10. Bring to a boil, then lower the fire and cover the pot. Let it simmer until the chicken is very tender and the sauce is thick.
  11. Taste and season with salt, pepper or spices as you see fit.

What would you add/remove?



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