Basil Chicken Coconut Curry

Basil Chicken Coconut Curry is a delicious curry to have along with boiled white rice. Enriched with various spices and exotic ingredients like cumin, cinnamon, coconut, jalapeno, cardamom, basil it is simply awesome in taste. The curry is full of flavors and you will be surprised to know that you can have this chicken recipe while on a keto diet. Usually, while you cook chicken, you make use of tomatoes in it. But the cooking style of this chicken curry is very unique as it makes use of whisked coconut milk for its preparation and thus no tomatoes. This curry could also be accompanied with parathas as per your taste and preferences. The chicken itself has its own benefits and has a chewy texture if cooked in this way it would turn out to be more delicious to have. You could prepare this dish for your friends, family and beloved people. This is a tongue-twisting curry and everyone will definitely want it more and more. Add this dish in your party menu and impress others with your cooking skills. It will take around an hour to cook this flavorful curry. Make sure you use fresh coconut milk to prepare this chicken to get a better taste and flavor. The ingredients used in the preparation of this dish are easily available. You can serve this dish on kitty parties, birthdays, luncheon etc.


  • 1 kilograms chicken thighs
  • 10 cloves chopped garlic
  • 3 chopped jalapeno
  • 500 ml coconut milk
  • 4 sprigs basil
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered green cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 large onion
  • 2 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt as required
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • black pepper as required
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

How to make Basil Chicken Coconut Curry

  • Step 1. To prepare this flavors curry, first, dice chicken thighs into 1- inch cubes neatly and keep aside. Then, take a small-sized bowl and mix salt, pepper and chilli powder in it. Now, coat each diced chicken properly with the prepared spice mix. Once you are done with the coating of each cube separately, cover them and let them rest for an hour at least.
  • Step 2. Now, take a medium-sized non-stick pan and place it on medium flame. Add some ghee in it along with cumin seeds, clove and cinnamon. Then, add onion, chopped basil, garlic, cardamom powder, turmeric, jalapeno, cayenne pepper, coriander powder and stir for next 3-4 minutes. Cook onion until translucent. Next, add the diced chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the coconut milk with the help of a whisker.
  • Step 3. After a while, add whisked coconut milk in the pan. Then, add ginger and stir the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
  • Step 4. Once the curry has cooked well, transfer it to the serving dish. Pour lemon juice over it, garnish with basil leaves and serve hot.

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