Chicken Curry with Tomato - Onion Paste

Chicken Curry with Onion – Tomato paste

Chicken Curry with Tomato - Onion Paste
Chicken Curry with Tomato – Onion Paste

My brother and his family hired a cook two years back, after they had a baby. Since my brother is a great cook himself (and a hard critic), when he says something I feel like I should taste it immediately. Few months back he said he likes the chicken dishes prepared by his cook. Then when my parents were visiting them, they noted down the recipe of few of the dishes. This chicken curry with onion-tomato paste  is one of them. It is very simple to make and tastes delicious. By the way, I have run out of ideas for recipe names!.

Make a paste of onions, green chilli and tomatoes.
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Heat oil and add whole spice.
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Add onions, ginger garlic paste and cook. Add marinated chicken.
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Add spices and beaten yogurt.
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Add chili powder, paste.

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Cook till done.

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Chicken Curry with Onion-Tomato paste

A spicy chicken curry made with a base of raw onions and tomato.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -5


  • 1/2 kg chicken
  • 1 and 1/2 cups onion
  • 1 cup tomato
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tea spn garam masala
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 tea spn chilli powder optional
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 " cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cardamom
  • 2 tea spns ginger-garlic paste
  • A pinch turmeric
  • 4-5 strands coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, a little salt and 2 tbl spn yogurt to chicken pieces and keep it aside for 30mins.
  • Heat a little oil and add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom. When a nice aroma starts coming, add 3/4 cup onions, 1 tea spn ginger-garlic paste to it and fry till translucent.
  • Now add the chicken and fry for few minutes. add garam masala and salt. Mix well.
  • Make a paste of 3/4 cup onion, green chillies, tomato to a paste and add it to chicken pieces, mix well.
  • Beat the yogurt well and pour it in chicken. If necessary, add the red chilli powder.
  • Cover and let it cook till chicken is completely done (you can cook in pressure cooker, I just cook on stovetop).
  • Garnish with coriander leaves(optional). Serve hot.

5 thoughts on “Chicken Curry with Onion – Tomato paste”

  1. I tried this and it tastes good,I was first wondering how adding raw onion/tomato paste at end would taste,but it came out well and it was nice to eat a different kind of chicken curry than regular coconut base which I usually cook.Thank you Shilpa.

  2. hi,

    made this today amd everyone at my place loved it. I could not eat it myself as I am a vegetarian, but other memberd in the house are non-veg lovers and I got a thumbs up from them.

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