Chicken Curry with Poppy seeds Ingredients

For the Marination

  • Chicken 1 Kg cut into desired size pieces
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric (Haldi) powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder

For the Poppy Seed Paste

  • 3 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 5-6 Green Chillies

For the Gravy

  • 1″ Cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 Green Cardamoms
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 2 Medium Onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric (Haldi)
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt as per taste

How to make our Chicken Curry with Poppy seeds

  • Wash and clean the chicken. Cut into desired size pieces. Mix the ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, turmeric and graham masala powder into the chicken. Let the chicken marinate for 30 mins – 1 hr.
  • Soak the poppy seeds in half a cup of hot water for 10-15 mins.
  • In a grinder, add the poppy seeds and green chilies and make into a fine paste. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan, Add the cinnamon stick, green cardamoms and the cloves and stir fry for 10-15 secs. Add the chopped onions and fry till the onions become soft and light pink.
  • Then add the chopped tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes are mushy. Add the turmeric powder, chili powder and salt and cook till the oil starts separating from the gravy.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces and mix it well so that the chicken pieces are nicely coated. Fry for another 5-6 mins.
  • Then add the poppy seeds paste and cook for 5-10 mins on low flame. Add a cup of water, cover the pan and cook for another 10 mins till the chicken becomes tender.
  • Sprinkle garam masala over the curry, mix well and garnish with chopped coriander/cilantro. Serve with rice or chapatis.