Simple Chicken Curry Recipe (base free)

Serves 2-4
Difficulty: Easy
Total: 35 mins
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins

Don’t have any base gravy? Then try our simple chicken curry that can be cooked with a handful of basic ingredients and our mix powder.


  • 2 chef's spoon (80ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon (20g) garlic and ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon (7g) salt
  • 1 & ½ teaspoon (5g) BIR mix powder
  • 400g (2) chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch chunks)
  • 2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
  • 150ml water
  • handful of fresh coriander


  1. Heat a pan on a medium high heat and add the vegetable oil

  2. Add the onions, garlic and ginger paste and salt and cook for 10 mins until the onions soften and start browning

  3. Add the BIR mix powder, stir and cook for 1 min

  4. Add the chicken and stir so that all the chicken pieces are coated with the spices. Cook for 5 mins stirring frequently so that the chicken doesn’t stick to the pan

  5. Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 mins

  6. Add the water and cook on a high heat for a further 3 mins

  7. Turn heat down to medium and cover the pan and simmer for 8 mins stirring occasionally

  8. Uncover and cook for a further 3-5mins until the sauce thickens and oil starts to separate on top

  9. Add the coriander and stir through


  1. To spice up the curry add green chillies or chilli powder (or both) with the mix powder

  2. Use chicken on the bone for a homestyle/staff curry