Hyderabadi Special Chicken Curry

Ingredients for Chicken Hyderabadi:

  • Chicken, curry cut with bones- 500 gms
  • Onions, finely chopped- 1 medium (85-90 gms)
  • Tomato, chopped- 1 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1.5 tsp

For the onion-spice paste:

  • Sliced onion- 50 gms
  • Fresh coconut chopped-2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon- 1
  • Cloves- 3
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder- 1.5 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp (use Spice Eats Garam masala powder)
  • Whisked Curd/yogurt- 2 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves- 2 tbsp
  • Chopped mint leaves- 2 tbsp
  • Refined oil- 2 tbsp 


  1. Make a paste of the items mentioned. Add all the items in a grinder/blender, coarse grind it and then add 3 tbsp water and make into a paste.
  2. Chop the onion, tomatoes, coriander & mint leaves.


  1. Heat oil in a kadai or pan & fry the chopped onion on medium heat for 5 mins till it is light brown.
  2. Add the ground paste and fry for about 2 mins on medium heat. Continue to fry it for another 3 mins on low heat till oil separates.
  3. Now add the ginger garlic paste, mix and fry for 2 mins on low heat.
  4. Add the turmeric, red chilli and coriander powder, mix and add a splash of water and fry on low heat for 2 mins.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes, give a mix and add a pinch of salt . Continue to cook it on medium to low heat for around 5 mins till the tomatoes are soft.
  6. Now add the chicken, give a mix and fry/bhunno it on high heat for 2 mins.
  7. Add 1/2 tsp garam masala powder & 1 tsp salt, mix well and bhunno/fry it on medium heat for around 5 mins. Continue to fry for another 5 mins on low heat till the chicken is browned and oil separates.
  8. Add the whisked curd/yogurt on low heat, mix well and continue to cook on low heat for 5 mins stirring till the yogurt is cooked.
  9. Now add the chopped coriander & mint leaves, mix well and cook for around 2 mins.
  10. Add 200 ml water, mix and cover & cook on low heat for around 15 mins till the chicken is tender.

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