Chicken coconut curry recipe - Chicken with coconut milk and spices

My Indian TasteReviews(24)
Suku G.: "Delicious and creamy. A bit spicy but I’ll add le…" Read More


  • 400 grams chicken pieces
  • 2 onions (julienne cut;)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (grated, or paste;)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 2 green chillies (cut into big pieces;)
  • 1 tomato (peeled and cubed;)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (for a mild spicy curry or as per taste;)
  • salt (as per taste;)
  • 200 milliliters coconut milk (thick)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (or vegetable oil;)
  • 3 curry leaves
  • 3 fresh coriander (/cilantro leaves to garnish.)
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NutritionView more



Calories470Calories from Fat340
Total Fat38g58%
Saturated Fat24g120%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat340
Total Carbohydrate13g4%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Suku G. 9 days ago
Delicious and creamy. A bit spicy but I’ll add less chilies next time
Great flavor! Easy to adjust to own tastes
Sheila H. 14 Jun
Substituted curry powder for curry leaves. Made 1/2 batch
Julie J 22 May
oh my goodness!! this was amazing! i didn't have curry leaves so i used curry powder but added all the other ingredients. next time im going to make double to have for later.
very tasty, i like it.
lynsey m. 22 Apr
Loved this. Will definitely use this recipe again
delicious. i didn't have coconut cream so I added some corn starch to the milk to thicken the sauce. it still turned out awesome. my three year old had three servings. I'm definitely adding this recipe to my regular rotation.
Made a few substitutions but overall it turned out great.
Angela 17 Apr
It is really good and I will definitely make it again. Next time I will use more chili’s as I like it spicy and the small chilis I used did not add any heat. Also be sure to go with less water not more. A keeper recipe for sure.
Great! Would make it again!
Viv 21 Mar
Very good. Wish the ingredients list was on the actual recipe, as I had to go back and forth trying to figure out the ingredients... but it was well worth it.
A quick and easy meal with lots of flavor. Will definitely be repeating this one
Great flavor, hubby loved it!
Rhiyah 16 Jan
Delicious! So much flavour. Family loved it! Used chicken thighs instead, so nice and tender!
Mai J. 10 Jan
Super delicious!! I made it with shrimp instead of chicken I’d totally make it again!
Brett F. 20 Oct 2017
Great! Used chicken thighs
Sara 18 Jul 2017
So tasty!! Added cabbage at the reduction stage and it was amazing. Used half a tin of diced tomato
B.T.N.H B. 10 Jun 2017
Unbelievably tasty and delicious!!
Zainab A. 9 Jun 2017
Very delicious and creamy
Cat 2 May 2017
Excellent meal and not difficult to prepare. Exactly what we were hoping it would taste like! Didn't have curry leaves so just used more curry.
Chip 10 Jan 2017
Fantastic! We did not have curry leaves so I added bay leaves. Looking forward to making it again with curry leaves
Izamar T. 7 Jan 2017
It was really good. Really recommend it This is my first time making so it's pretty easy and it actually tasted like as if you were in a Indian restaurant.!! :)
Sarah Payton 31 Jul 2016
Tasted like bringing the Indian restaurant home! I skipped the chilis and chili powder to keep it mild for my little one. Also added green peas for more veggies. Second day was even better as the sauce got a little thicker.
Stephanie Rose T. 15 Jul 2016
Incredible curry! Used boneless chicken thighs and they came out absolutely tender. Now one of my go to recipes since it's so easy to make