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'Microwave' Chicken Curry

Published Sunday, 11 March, 2012 by Shreedipta Mitra

Impress people with your microwave skills!



  • Chicken legs/wings - 500 grams
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Butter- 1 tsp
  • 1 medium sized chopped onion(red better, but white will do)
  • Chopped tomatoes/tomato sauce - 1 cup
  • Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry powder - 2 tbsp
  • Gararm masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Yoghurt(optional) - 3 tbsps
  • Salt- to taste
  • Corainder- optional
  • PS- You can replace all the spices with a ready made curry paste such as Patak's balti curry sauce or even a Sainsbury's Indian curry sauce. In this case, use 3-5 tbsps of the sauce depending on the instructions on the jar:)


1. Add the oil, butter and onions to a microwaveable pot and microwave on full power for 1 minute.

2. Add the chicken pieces with salt to the pot and microwave on full power for 6-7 minutes, with the lid partially on(i.e. place a lid on such that there is atleast 1 finger's space uncovered).

3. Add all the spices, the tomatoes or the tomato sauce and mix it all in. Microwave for another 3-4 minutes on full power, with the lid on in a similar way.

4. Finally add the yoghurt and some water, if required, at this stage. Mix it all in and finally microwave for another 2 minutes.

5. Add chopped corainder and the garam masala and let it stand, with the lid fully on, for 2 minutes(i.e. not microwaving, but just letting the steam already in the pot do the cooking) or so before serving hot, with rice or toasted pitta bread!

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