Chicken Curry, Indian, Quick and Easy in just 15 minutes

Easy Indian Chicken Curry in 15 Minutes

If you're looking for the best chicken curry that's also quick and easy to make, then this is it. This Indian chicken curry takes only 15 minutes to cook. It uses easy to find Indian spices and the chicken pieces are cooked in sour cream and tomato-based gravy. As a result, it is rich, creamy and delicious. So simple, easy and quick you will surely be making it often.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: 15 mins, Chicken curry, curry, Easy chicken curry, Indian curry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov
Cost: $10


  • 800 grams Boneless chicken
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste mostly for color
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Canola oil
  • 1/2 tso Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Grind to a Paste

  • 1 medium Onion 1/2 cup chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Ginger
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro leaves
  • 5 Curry leaves
  • 2 tsp Red chilly powder Cayenne (med or hot)
  • 1 tsp Sweet Paprika for color
  • 2 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala



  • Clean, wash and chop the chicken.
  • Season with salt pepper and lemon juice - and set aside.
  • Add all the paste ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.

Cook the curry

  • Heat oil in a saute pan large enough for the whole recipe.
  • Add the ground paste and cook on medium for about 3 minutes.
  • If necessary add a few tablespoons of water to prevent the spices from burning.
  • You will know the spices are cooked when you get a nice aroma in the house.
  • Next, add the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir well.
  • Add the chicken pieces and coat well with the mixture.
  • Add one cup of water and stir.
  • Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  • Add sour cream and stir well.
  • Check and adjust seasoning.
  • Sprinkle with more chopped cilantro before you serve.



Serving: 174g | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.2g | Protein: 23.9g | Fat: 7.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 2.1g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg