Chicken curry sauce is one of my favorite go to sauce. A friend of mine who’s aware of my food adventure introduced the recipe to me a few years ago, and that’s it! I fell in love with it in no time.
Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a kitchen novice, making your own chicken curry sauce from scratch is easier than you might think. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll explore the essential ingredients, steps to thicken the sauce, how to kickstart the cooking process, and some tips to make your chicken curry sauce even more delicious.
Put your chicken breast in a bowl and marinate with salt, seasoning powder, curry powder, cayenne pepper (to make it spicy), ginger, garlic powder and all the other spices. Mix together and allow to marinate for a few hours.
Chop your veggies (green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, carrot) into smaller sizes.
In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and sauté until it turns translucent, usually about 3-4 minutes then add your marinated chicken. Fry the chicken for about 5-6 minutes till it is well cooked and looks brown.
Mix your thickener. This is a key ingredient so you want to do it properly. Add a 2-3 spoonful of corn flour or alternatively, all purpose flour to a cup of water and mix. You can use potato as a substitute for flour. Boil, mash then add water.
Time to sauté your veggies! Inside a separate pan, add vegetable oil, onion, ground spices then stir for about 5 minutes. Now, introduce your finely chopped vegetables and stir fry for 4-5 minutes.
Add 1 cup of water to your fried chicken from step 3 and allow to boil then add your sautéed veggies, mix together and cover to cook for 7 minutes. You don’t want to overcook so your veggies don’t become soft.
Add your corn flour and water mixture and stir. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes and voila! Your chicken curry sauce is ready to be served.
You can serve as main dish or with white rice as side dish and step it down with an homemade Zobotini. Learn how to make it here.
How to make chicken curry sauce thick?
Allow the sauce to simmer uncovered for an extended period. As the liquid reduces, the sauce naturally thickens. Alternatively, you can create a roux by mixing equal parts of butter and flour. Stir this paste into the sauce and cook until it thickens.
How to make chicken curry sauce taste better?
A splash of lemon juice can brighten up the flavors and add a subtle tang. For a more intense aroma, toast the ground spices in a dry pan before incorporating them into the sauce.
Do you prefer corn flour or potatoes as your thickening agent?