Chicken Madras – Your weeknight meals just got even better with this easy to make and super delicious chicken curry. Featuring the best of South Indian flavors, chicken is simmered in a delectable sauce of aromatic spices. Without a doubt, it’s a great side dish that can be paired with rotis, parathas, and rice.
When it comes to good food, traditional dishes take the centerstage. Simple yet so rich in flavor- that’s my definition for a delicious classic recipe. Undoubtedly, the modern culinary masterpieces have so much to thank these simple classic recipes.
Chicken Madras, also called South Indian chicken curry, is a classic example of such food. I think beautiful tender chicken pieces cooked in a spicy aromatic sauce is absolutely delicious. Just like a regular chicken curry but spicier, this is completely irresistible and the rich sauce will leave you craving for more.
Ok, the base of this chicken madras curry, as you know, is the lip-smacking sauce. We’ll be using both whole and powdered spices in this recipe. Just because I really want to make the sauce super flavorful. So, I added a cinnamon stick and cloves to hot oil to release all the flavor and aroma.
Another little secret that makes this sauce incredible is the way you cook the onions. Remember this recipe calls for browned onions. And that means, soft and translucent is just not enough. Make sure you brown the onions until it gets a deep dark brown color.
As the chicken pieces gets simmered in the luscious sauce, they absorb all the beautiful flavors. A touch of coriander (cilantro) leaves definitely adds more color and flavor . To make this a hearty meal, add parathas and rice to your platter.
Isn’t this chicken Madras curry quick and easy to make? What do you think? In my opinion, this is the perfect side dish for just about any meal.