“Gravy Chicken” is basically the chicken curry recipe we all wish we had in our little secret box of recipes. I cannot tell you how many youtube recipes I have followed in this lifetime trying to create a chicken curry recipe I loved. I toasted spices and ground them to make my own masalas, and even soaked spices overnight, but the end result was never one I was happy with.
After too much effort, I gave up!! I decided chicken curry was just the one thing I would not know how to make and that was that. However, after I got married I realized I needed to start that mission again. Honestly, it annoyed me that I could make so many things, but not this one simple dish!! I tried many versions but none ever held up to the taste of other chicken curries I had tasted. Mine always tasted like raw masalas, was too tangy or just had no depth of flavor.
Long story short, I tried this Shan Nihari chicken seasoning and it has been life changing. I now cook this gravy chicken at least once a week and this recipe makes enough to have leftovers in the fridge (which don’t last too long !).
You can use skinless chicken thighs/legs for this and the bone in meats will definitely impart more flavor, or you could also opt for chicken breast, boneless skinless chicken thighs too!
Shan seasonings can be very salty so do not add salt in this recipe! They also have chili powder in them so for that reason, do not add any green chilis unless you like things REALLY spicy! This it not from scratch, but I think it tastes great and is an accessible recipe for those who don’t have a ton of spices/ingredients on hand! I had this with paratha or you can serve it with rice too!
If you find it too be too salty or spicy, adding a dollop of yogurt into the curry can be a quick fix!
If you try this, please tag me on my instagram handle @thechutneylife ?
Happy Eating ?