Chicken Curry - Oriya Style


For marination:

1 kg chicken
2 tbsp salt
1 tsp turmeric powder
Juice of 1 Lime &
2 tsp oil

To roast and grind:

1 big cinamonm stick
2-3 cloves
2-3 green cardamom

For the gravy :

2 whole garlic
1 inch ginger
3 big onions

4 red juicy medium tomatoes

1 tbsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp red chili powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 bay leave

4 tbsp mustard oil
2 small potatoes, cut into half and slightly tossed in 2 tsp oil.


Marinate chicken with oil , salt, turmeric & lime juice
Heat 4 tbsp mustrad oil in pressure cooker. Bring it to smoking point.
Reduce flame and allow it to cool down.
Add cumin seeds and sugar.
Add turmeric powder and 1 bay leaf.
Blend onion, ginger and garlic to fine paste. Add to the pressure cooker.
Cook till onion turns brown.
Blend tomatoes to fine paste.
Add to the cooker.
Cook till raw smell of tomatoes disappears.
Add all the dry spices and mix well.
Add chicken pieces and 1 glass of water.
Add potatoes and mix gently.
Close the lid and cook on high till you hear 2 whistles.
Reduce flame and cook for 5 minutes more.
Switch off the flame and allow pressure to drop.
Open the lid.
Add the roasted garam masala.
Sprinkle coriander leaves
Serve with Rice.