This BEST masala chicken curry you could make at home on a weeknight!
This is my go-to chicken curry recipe! I have been perfecting this for a couple years and my family devours it every time I make it! It has been a trial and error type of recipe. Lots of fails to get it just right, but this is the flavor and texture that hits exactly the right spot when I’m craving a simple chicken curry.
I have to emphasis this: this isn’t an Indian chicken curry that you’re used to. Its not chicken tikka masala or chicken butter chicken. It is actually not even my mom’s chicken recipe.
But it is really delicious! And actually very easy to make! I break always it down into 3 easy sections whenever I make this:
- Prep the ingredients
- Get the sauce cooking. Blend the sauce, get it back in the pot.
- Add the chicken, cook the chicken and eat!
The Texture of this Sauce is Everything!!
The texture was the hardest part of me. I kept making really good tasting chicken, but the texture was usually too chunky and yet somehow watery. So the easiest solution, that for some reason took me years to come up with, was to just blend the sauce.
But the really trick to getting a thick, creamy, rich curry sauce is potatoes. I know you’re thinking, ‘but I do not see any potatoes there’. Well that’s because the potatoes get cooked and blended with the sauce!!! That one potato makes the sauce absolutely luscious!
The seasoning for this weeknight masala chicken is pretty standard Indian masala.
- healthy amount of garam masala
- red chilli powder
- garlic – freshly grated
- ginger – freshly grated
- apple cider vinegar – adds that needed acidity, but gives it a hint of sweetness as well
- black peppercorns
- salt – to bring it all together
Do not forget the Quick Pickled Red Onions and rice! It will make this the absolute most perfect easy weeknight meal!