How to Make Odisha Style Chicken Curry Recipe


Chicken Curry Recipe using Meera Spices Masala

Ingredients For the Odia (Odisha Style) Chicken Curry Recipe

For Chicken Seasoning / Marination

  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste 
  • 1/2 tablespoon Meera turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Meera Kashmiri  powder
  • 500gm  bone-in chicken pieces - Cleaned thoroughly

For the Spice Paste:

  • 1 teaspoon sorisa / mustards seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin/ Jeera seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander/ Dhania seeds
  • 4 pieces dry Kashmiri chilies
  • One  small cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cup (300ml) water

For the Curry:

  • 2 tablespoons (50ml) Sunflower oil
  • 3 slit green chilies
  • 3 bay / Tej Patra leaves
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • Fluffy white rice, for serving

How to Prepare: Odia (Odisha Style) Chicken Curry Recipe

First Let us  Marinate the Chicken: 

In a small bowl, mix together ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, and 1 tablespoon of the red chilies powder. Season chicken all over with salt, then rub all over with the marinade. Set aside.

For the Spice Paste:

  1. Heat a cast iron skillet until smoking, then turn the heat down. 
  2. Toast mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, Kashmiri chilies, peppercorns, cinnamon stick, and cloves until they release their aroma, about 15 seconds, stirring constantly so they don't burn. 
  3. Set aside to cool..
  4. Once the fried /toasted spices have cooled,  blend spices with 4 tablespoons (60ml) water until a smooth paste has formed. Set aside.

For the Curry:

  1.  In a heavy-bottomed, lidded saucepan, heat oil until shimmering, then turn the heat down. 
  2. Add green chilies and bay leaves. Stir until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add onion and keep stirring until soft but not brown, about 5 minutes..
  3. Add the spice paste and keep stirring until oil floats on top, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Add marinated chicken pieces and stir until coated in the spice mix, about 5 minutes. 
  5. Add remaining water to thin out the mixture for more gravy.
  6. Season with salt, stir once, and cover the pot. 
  7. Turn heat to medium. 
  8. Cook for about 15 minutes or until chicken is tender. 
  9. Open lid, stir, and serve hot with fluffy white rice/ Or With Roti & Parantha