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Easy Red Chicken

Servings: 3



  • 1 kg chicken cut into medium side pieces
  • 5 medium tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 big onions sliced
  • 5-6 green chillies chopped
  • 1 full bulb garlic chopped medium
  • Few drops of red food color
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • Oil



  • Boil the tomatoes in water till the skin starts breaking. Remove the skin and puree the tomatoes.
  • Pour this tomatoes into a pan, to that add the chicken, salt, sugar, turmeric, and vinegar.
  • Boil the chicken in this till it is well cooked. You can do this on high heat. The gravy should be very thick and reduced.
  • In another pan, heat some oil and add in onions, green chillies, garlic, and curry leaves all together. Sauté till onions turn soft. Add the cooked chicken to this along with the thick tomato gravy. (Remember that the gravy shouldn’t be loose, it should be very thick and reduced to just about 3-4 tbsp)
  • Add garam masala. Sauté.
  • Now add the tomato ketchup and red food color and stir well for 5 mins. Add in coriander leaves. Serve.


✔️ While cooking chicken in tomato puree, lots of water will be released from the chicken as a result of which there will be lots of gravy. Remember to reduce the gravy till it thickens.
✔️ The red color in the chicken is achieved from the red food color thatis added. You can omit it but it won’t look very nice. But taste will be great.