Zero Oil and easy Chicken Curry | How to make Zero Oil and easy Chicken Curry

By sapna dhyani devrani  |  5th Feb 2016  |  
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  • Zero Oil and easy Chicken Curry, How to make Zero Oil and easy Chicken Curry
Zero Oil and easy Chicken Curryby sapna dhyani devrani
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  • Cook Time

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About Zero Oil and easy Chicken Curry Recipe

Yes, you heard it right! There is ABSOLUTELY NO OIL used here. You will be surprised at how well this turns out. This is how I prepare chicken curry at home and leave the heavy gravies for the times when we have company for mealtime. My family loves it and my kids keep asking for more ”soup” in it. A friend returned from a holiday in Manipur and kept raving about this local chicken curry that she had tasted. But since I have made some changes in the original recipe that was shared with me, I couldn’t name it ” Manipuri zero-oil chicken ” !!!!

Zero Oil and easy Chicken Curry

Ingredients to make Zero Oil and easy Chicken Curry

  • 500 grams chicken
  • 4 onions – paste
  • 4 tomatoes – pureed
  • 1 inch ginger piece, 6 cloves garlic and 2 green chillies- crushed
  • 1 cup coriander leaves and 1/2 cup mint leaves (make a roughly ground paste)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp chicken masala powder ( optional )
  • salt to taste

How to make Zero Oil and easy Chicken Curry

  1. 1. In a heavy bottomed pan, put 2 glasses of water and bring to a boil.
  2. 2. Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt.
  3. 3. Now add the onion paste and the crushed ginger, garlic & green chillies.
  4. 4. Add the tomato puree, corriander-mint paste and bring to a boil.
  5. 5. Add the chicken pieces. Cover and cook ( on a high flame for 10 minutes and simmer after that) till the chicken is done. Add more water to it for more curry once you open the lid.

My Tip:

If you want a quick curry, just put everything into a pressure cooker. It will be done in a few whistles.

Reviews for Zero Oil and easy Chicken Curry (21)

sonam sahoo10 months ago

Thanks
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Sana Khan2 years ago

kya onion without fry past hona chahiye kya ma'am
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Hey, thank you Sana...and no, the onion is not fried..

Tathagata Deb2 years ago

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Mkanmani Gprabhu
a year ago
grind the onion make paste
sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you Tathagata. That's awesome :)

Preeti Sinha2 years ago

Thanks for sharing this oil free chicken recipe. I never thought that chicken could be prepared without oil. I hope it would taste as good as the chicken prepared using oil.
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Hi Preeti, thanks for the appreciation. There will be a difference in the taste , but My family loves it, I am sure your's will too. :)

Sumitra Pradhan2 years ago

wow nice dish
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you so much Sumitra..:)

Deepa Saluja2 years ago

WOW !!!! It sounds and looks fantastic and easy to cook as well. And that too, without using oil ! Truly commendable. Kudos to u, Sapna. Thank u so much.
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thanks for the appreciation and the stars Deepa :) I am sure you will like it as much as I do

Sushma Sabharwal2 years ago

sounds interesting
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thanks Sushma... super :)

Sukhwinder Takkar2 years ago

Nice one
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you Sukhwinder :)

Kusum Wadhwa2 years ago

seems delicious
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you so much Kusum. :)

Saroj Sobti2 years ago

I will try it yummy
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
That's awesome Saroj. Thank you so much :)

Geeta Dhawan2 years ago

sounds yummy nd healthy as well
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you Geeta. Yes, it's sure healthy, and my family loves the taste too :)

Maithili Thangkhiew2 years ago

I cannot believe that this dish required no oil! will have to try it and then believe it :)
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you Maithili. Yeah, it is oil less :)

Sunaina Garg2 years ago

a must try recipe, thanks Sapna you have given me the menu for Saturday
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you so much Sunaina :) hope it turned out good

Bakhtawar Medhora2 years ago

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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Hey Bakhtawar, that's awesome. Thanks :)

Reena Andavarapu2 years ago

totally different way if cooking ...worth a try
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you Reena.. hope you try :)

Meenakshi Gour2 years ago

Very different style of cooking chicken I am going to try this out. Thanks for sharing.
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you Meenakshi..hope you do :)

Shilpa lad2 years ago

So this is a Manipuri dish? Lovely!
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you so much Shilpa. Well, as I said, not sure at all if I can call it Manipuri.. :)

Vanitha Bhat2 years ago

Looks so rich despite no oil. A must try!!
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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you so much Vanitha :) hope you do

Mahua Neogy3 years ago

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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Hey Mahua, that's awesome. Thank you :)

vidya pradeep3 years ago

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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thank you so much Vidya :)

Sukhmani Bedi3 years ago

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sapna dhyani devrani
a year ago
Thanks Sukhmani :) that's awesome

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