Punjabi Chicken Curry

Punjabi Chicken Curry

1 tbs crushed garlic

1 tbs crushed ginger

1 kilo chicken thigh fillets roughly chopped

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp turmeric powder


2 tbs vegetable oil

1 large brown onion finely chopped

2 whole black cardamon pods

1 bay leaf

1 cinnamon stick

1 tbs ginger paste

1 tbs garlic paste

1 green chilli chopped

3 tsp coriander powder

1 1/2 tsp cumin powder

1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder

1/2 tsp turmeric 

1 1/2 tsp garam masala  

3 medium tomatoes cut into pieces.

1. In a mixing bowl add, chicken, garlic, ginger, turmeric and salt. Mix well. Cover the bowl with cling wrap, place in the refrigerator and marinate for 2 hours or over night for a better result.

2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, on medium heat. Add onion, bay leaf, cardamon pods and cinnamon stick. Cook until a light brown 8- 10 minutes. Add green chilli, garlic, ginger cook for 4-5 minutes.

3. Add chicken and brown gently for 4-5 minutes. Add the remaining spices. Season to taste. Cook for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and 1/3 cup of water mix well. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

4. Uncover the pan and turn the heat to high and brown the masala for approx 4-5 minutes. This will add a depth of flavour to the masala.


I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.

I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.

I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.

I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.

Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!

So welcome to CCKFOOD. It is my creative playground where I am able to share my love of good food with you all. Enjoy.