Amritsari Chicken Curry
Amritsari Chicken Curry
5 from 4 votes
Embark on a culinary journey with us as we explore the delectable Amritsari Chicken Curry, a dish that will awaken your taste buds with its myriad of spices and velvety texture.
Amritsari Chicken Curry

Amritsari Chicken Curry is a tantalizing dish that hails from the vibrant city of Amritsar, known for its rich culinary heritage in the heart of Punjab, India.

This curry, bursting with robust flavors and spices, encapsulates the essence of Punjabi cuisine, offering a delightful journey for your taste buds.

Originating from the streets of Amritsar, where food is not just sustenance but a celebration of life, this recipe embodies the warmth and hospitality of Punjabi culture.

Despite its complex flavors, this dish is surprisingly simple to prepare, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and seasoned cooks alike.

With its combination of tender chicken, aromatic spices, and creamy texture, Amritsari Chicken Curry promises to elevate your dining experience to new heights.

Whether enjoyed with steamed rice or freshly baked naan bread, this curry is sure to leave a lasting impression on your palate.

Expert Tip: For a richer texture, substitute cream or yogurt for the double cream garnish.


Chicken: Adds protein and heartiness to the dish, creating a satisfying meal.

Onions: Provide a sweet and savory base for the curry, enhancing its depth of flavor.

Tomatoes: Contribute acidity and richness to the curry, balancing the spices.

Garlic: Infuses the dish with a pungent aroma and savory taste, complementing the other ingredients.

Ginger: Adds warmth and earthiness to the curry, enhancing its overall complexity.

Green Chilies: Provide a subtle heat that elevates the dish without overpowering it.

Cumin Seeds: Offer a nutty and slightly bitter flavor, enhancing the aroma of the curry.

Coriander Powder: Adds a citrusy and floral note to the curry, enhancing its fragrance.

Turmeric Powder: Imparts a vibrant color and mild bitterness to the curry, as well as anti-inflammatory properties.

Chilli Powder: Provides heat and intensity to the curry, balancing the other flavors.

Garam Masala: A blend of aromatic spices that adds depth and complexity to the curry.

Fenugreek (Methi): Offers a slightly bitter taste and a hint of maple syrup-like sweetness, enriching the flavor profile.

Salt: Enhances the overall taste of the dish, bringing out the flavors of the other ingredients.

Oil: Used for sautéing and adds richness to the curry.

Water: Essential for creating the base of the curry and achieving the desired consistency.

Coriander: Fresh coriander leaves for garnish, adding a burst of freshness to the dish.

Double Cream: Optional garnish that adds a luxurious creamy texture to the curry, balancing the spices.

Expert Tip: Toast the whole spices like cumin seeds before adding them to the curry for a more intense aroma.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve hot with steamed rice or naan bread for a complete and satisfying meal.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and a drizzle of double cream for an extra touch of indulgence.
  • Pair with traditional Indian sides like cucumber raita or onion salad to complement the flavors of the curry.

Expert Tip: Marinate the chicken in yogurt and a blend of spices for added tenderness and flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use boneless chicken instead of chicken with bones?

Yes, boneless chicken can be used for this recipe. Adjust the cooking time accordingly as boneless chicken tends to cook faster.

Can I make this curry ahead of time?

Yes, Amritsari Chicken Curry can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving. In fact, the flavors often deepen and develop further when the curry is allowed to sit for a few hours or overnight.

Is it necessary to garnish with double cream?

No, garnishing with double cream is optional. It adds a creamy texture and richness to the curry, but the dish is delicious even without it.

Can I adjust the spice level of the curry?

Yes, feel free to adjust the amount of chili powder and green chilies according to your preference for spice.

Can I freeze leftover curry?

Yes, leftover curry can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

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Amritsari Chicken Curry

Amritsari Chicken Curry

by Nabeela Kauser
Embark on a culinary journey with us as we explore the delectable Amritsari Chicken Curry, a dish that will awaken your taste buds with its myriad of spices and velvety texture.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 239 kcal


  • 500 g Chicken Cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Onions Finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes Pureed
  • 3 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2- inch Ginger Grated
  • 2 Green Chilies Chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Methi
  • Salt To taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 100 ml Water
  • Coriander
  • Double Cream For garnish


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add the finely chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  • Add the minced garlic, grated ginger, and green chilies. Sauté for a few more minutes until the raw smell disappears.
  • Stir in the coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Cook the spices for a couple of minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook until they turn white on all sides.
  • Pour in the tomato puree and cook for 5-7 minutes until the oil begins to separate from the mixture.
  • Add the water and mix well. Cover the pan and let the chicken simmer for about 20 minutes or until it’s cooked through.
  • Once the chicken is tender, sprinkle garam masala and fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) over the curry. Mix well.
  • Garnish the Amritsari Chicken Curry with fresh coriander leaves and a drizzle of double cream.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or naan bread.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 13gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 59mgPotassium: 399mgFibre: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 753IUVitamin C: 15mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 42mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken, Cooking, Curry, Food, Recipe
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Nabeela Kauser

I’m glad you liked the mix of spices and flavors. Let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything else you’d like to try.

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