March 26, 2013

Chicken Thokku

               Every time I cook something with chicken or plan to prepare some gravy, I want that to taste different but still satisfying my hubby. This was one such try again. Eventually I was left licking my pan because of the taste :). It gets thicker sometime after cooking, so goes well with roti/naan.


Chicken - 1-1/2 Lb / 500 Grams (Cut to your required size)
Onion - 1-1/2 cups (Finely chopped)
Tomato - 2/3 cup (Finely chopped)
Green chilli - 2 no's
Garlic - 4 pods (Finely chopped)
Ginger - 1/2 inch sized (Finely chopped)
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1-1/2 tablespoons
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1-1/2 teaspoons
Water - 1-1/4 cups
Oil - 3 tablespoons
Salt - as needed

  • Heat oil, add fennel seeds, ginger and garlic to release its smell.

  • Add onions-let it cook till they are transparent and slightly brown.

  • Add Chilli powder, Coriander powder and saute to let its raw smell go away.

  • Add tomato and cook till they are soft.

  • Add cleaned and washed Chicken with salt, saute until meat turns to white colour(half cook). keep the lid closed for fast cooking.

  • Add water with garam masala and allow to boil on medium flame or until chicken is well cooked.

  • The gravy will get thicker as it cools down. you can serve chicken thokku for roti/dosa/rice too.


  1. Chomp..Chomp.. Slurp...Slurp...It is other way round here. I try to cook the same way i did before but still it turns out differently

  2. So delicious!! I love chicken thokku!

  3. looks really yummy... if i'm planning chicken, i am always trying a different recipe each time! only if i really crave for something previously prepared, i repeat something... this looks interesting... bookmarked to try soon! :)

    1. Thank you rafee..will be happy to know after you try...

  4. Me the same.. I too wanna try something new everytime with chicken & still want my hubby to love it.. Ur chicken thokku looks awesome.. No wonder u were licking the pan :)

    1. Thankyou chitz...yes, just like i crave for the same recipe at times but for hubby i have to change it...else he will say "try new divi try something new...let my tastebuds dance ;)"

  5. Delicious chicken curry. Nicely explained too. Gud post divya..

  6. Inviting food,wish i live near you.Chicken thokku with dosa,mouthwatering here..

  7. With chicken, I like to experiment a lot :) The thokku sounds so very delish Divya :)

  8. Wow,love this chicken thokku.Yummy and drool worthy :-)

  9. Chicken thokku looks so delicious and tempting..

  10. Spiced up with lovely spices and cooked to perfection. I will probably finish the whole dish and that has to be with rice.

  11. Love the step by step photos, looks very yummy :)

  12. Delicious and yummy chicken Divya... I wanted to comment on this post earlier but by mistake commented on some other post dear.. Loved this recipe :-)

    1. Thank you nilu...i guessed that when you commented on nadan ellisheri :)


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