Goan Chicken Curry Recipe


Serving for – 3


Chicken – 500 gm (Cut into medium sized pieces and wash into warm water.)
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Tamarind pulp – 2 tbsp (or 1/2 tsp tamarind paste concentrate)
Paprika – 3/4 tsp
Oil – 2 and 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Cilantro for garnishing

For Masala paste

Onion (medium sized) – 2 (Sliced)
Dry grated coconut – 1/4 cup
Cloves of garlic (big sized) – 3
Ginger – 1.5 inch piece

Spices to dry roast and grind

Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
Dried red chilies – 5
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
Bay leaf – 1
Cloves – 2
Green cardamom – 2
Black peppercorns – 10-12
Cinnamon – 1.5 inch stick


  • Dry roast all spices mentioned above on low heat till the time nice aroma starts to come out.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add sliced onions and saute till they get nice golden brown color. Add ginger, garlic and coconut. Saute for a minute. Switch off the heat.
  • Let them cool down. First grind all roasted spices coarsely. Then add onion-coconut mixture in a blender and make a smooth puree by adding 1/2 cup of water.
  • Now masala for chicken curry is ready.
  • Heat 1 and half tbsp oil in a pan. Add some finely chopped onion and saute till translucent. Add chicken pieces, turmeric powder, ground masala, paprika and salt to taste. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add 2 and half cups of water (Add less water if you want thick gravy). Cover the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir in between.
  • Finally add tamarind paste concentrate and allow curry to simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the heat and garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with any Indian flat bread or rice.