Oil less cooking is no longer impossible …
I know that cooking without oil might not sound like fun, but use the oil for the main events and parties . It will take a little time for your taste buds to adjust to no oil . The dishes actually turning out pretty delicious, the effect of zero oil food can only mean one thing – a healthier you.
Today I am bring to you low fat chicken Curry with absolutely no oil. Yes, you are reading it correctly . This healthy, easy to cook yet so tasty oil free chicken will surely be a crowd pleaser .
For marinating the chicken we will be needing
500 Grams boneless chicken thighs
1/2 cup yogurt / curd
1 tbs lemon / lime juice
Ginger Paste – 1 tsp
Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder – 1tsp
Paprika – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Mix the chicken with all the ingredients under marination and Let it marinate for at least 1 hour. Over nigh is the best .
For the Gravy we will be needing
500 grams marinated Chicken
1tsp Black peppercorns
2 Black Cardamoms
1 Bay Leaf
2 large Onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp Ginger ,chopped fine
1 tbs Garlic , chopped fine
1 large tomato , chopped fine
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 green cardamom
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
Salt to taste
water as per needed
2 tbspns Finely chopped Coriander/ cilantro leaves for garnishing
In a pan , wok , dutch oven or a non stick pan combine all the ingredients in the order mentioned above, except for the coriander leaves, and cook on a medium flame for approx 35 minutes, or till the chicken is done. Tada, oil free chicken curry is ready! Garnish generously with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Rice or Indian Flat breads ..
Nobody can say that’s oil free Shails! Love the click.
Thank you Sonal . This will be my plain chicken curry recipe from now on 🙂
Oil free? Chicken curry? Count me in!
Anjana you will not even miss the oil in this one 🙂
My grandma had a somewhat similar recipe for oil-free mutton curry. The secret seems to be to use a thick pan and simmer for a long time, right?
Anjana , absolutely right + a little bit of yogurt goes a long way too 🙂
I can’t believe that this moist & beautiful looking dish is oil-free- wow!!
Thank you dear . I used a little yogurt in the curry to give it a rich look …
This chicken curry dish looks absolutely delicious! So moist and flavorful. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Fiesta Friday!
Oh my, this curry gravy just looks sooooo delicious, and I love that there’s no oil too!
Thank you Sue . Yogurt made this gravy look rich and we did not really miss not having any oil in it 🙂
It doesn’t look like you need any oil at all, Shelly! The chicken looks good and the gravy looks delicious with all those spices!
Thank you Ngan . This was my first time cooking chicken without the oil and I think I will be cooking like this more often 🙂
Wow, I have to try this, really when you think of it, why do we saute the onions and ginger/garlic separately anyway? I’ll bet this would be great in a slow cooker too, I might just dump all the ingredients mentioned and let it cook and simmer all day long – I can just imagine the aroma in the kitchen. Thanks for that!
Loretta , what a great idea to make this curry in a slow cooker , i will try it next time 🙂
yum, saved and going to try this x
I made this batch a little hot and sweeter . You can adjust the seasoning according to your taste 🙂
sounds perfect x