There’s nothing more wholesome than a steaming pot of chicken curry. But preparing the same recipe can get a little daunting, right? Try smoking your chicken and you will be blessed with a whole new dish! Smoked Chicken Curry brings succulent chicken pieces which are laced in flavourful spices. But it’s the smokey flavour which really seals the deal. Wish to know how to create this yummy dish? Continue reading.
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Wash the chicken thoroughly and drain out the excess water. Add the marination ingredients such as ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix thoroughly and set the marinated chicken aside for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, add oil to a deep-bottomed pan and place it on a medium high heat. Once the oil is hot enough, add the onion paste and let it cook until it turns slightly brown. Add the tomato puree along with coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt. Combine everything together and add the marinated chicken pieces and water to the pan. Stir well and place a lid over the pan. Let the chicken cook for 15-20 minutes.
Once the chicken is cooked, get ready to smoke it. Roast a piece of coal on low flame and let it get hot. Then using tongs, place the hot coal in a small bowl and pour some oil or ghee over it. Immediately place the bowl over the chicken curry and close it with a lid. Let the coal sit inside for 2-5 minutes.
Once the chicken is smoked properly, remove the bowl. Garnish the smoked chicken curry with coriander leaves and squeeze some lemon juice over it. Serve it hot with naan or steamed rice.
Recipe TipsMarinate the chicken with yoghurt for an enhanced flavour.Share your version of this recipeWhat is your favourite Smoked Chicken Curry recipe? Do share your style or variation with us!Frequently Asked QuestionsHow to know whether the chicken is cooked properly or not?Cut the chicken piece and see if the juice runs clear. This is an indication of properly cooked chicken.Can I use chicken breasts for this recipe?Yes, you can use chicken breasts for this recipe. But remember to adjust your cooking time as chicken breasts get cooked quickly.