|September 26, 2022


Indian cuisine is renowned for its vast selection of ingredients and spices, and this homemade chicken gravy is no exception. When all ingredients are added in the correct proportions, it creates a truly exquisite dish. A chicken gravy typically comprises juices derived from meats, combined with liquids such as broth, and is thickened by flour, cornstarch, or something similar.

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A cornerstone of Indian cooking, basic white gravy is created from a combination of ingredients including onions, cashew nuts, melon seeds, garlic, curds, fresh cream, and ginger, and used to create a homemade chicken gravy. Typically, white gravy is light in color and offers a mild taste compared to other gravies. 

Originating in India around 8000 years ago, homemade chicken gravy is a traditional Indian delicacy. On special occasions and even in daily family life, it is a widely appreciated dish - its flavorful spices tantalizing even the most seasoned of palettes. With its growing popularity, chicken curry has even become a favorite among many people outside of India, making its rich and flavorful aroma known the world over.

With Alcoeats' Easy Indie Bowl spicy chicken simmer sauce mix, you can now easily prepare the most delicious homemade chicken gravy that will tantalize your taste buds with its special flavor!

How To Make Instant Homemade Chicken Gravy

Create a delightful homemade Chicken Gravy recipe using cooked chicken, onions, tomato-cashew puree, and various spices and masala powders. This savory gravy makes a wonderful accompaniment for a variety of dishes, including rice, roti, and chapati.


A lip-smacking Chicken Gravy is prepared by simmering chicken, a succulent onion and tomato cashew puree, and flavor-infused spices and masalas. An unbeatable accompaniment for rice, roti, chapati, and more!

Print Recipe
  • Serves- 4
  • Preparation Time- 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time- 30 Minutes


For the marination-

For pot pie gravy (to grind)

  • 3- Tomatoes
  • 12- Cashews
  • 2- Kashmiri red chili

For Cooking-

  • 2- Chopped onions
  • 2 Tbsp- Cooking oil
  • ½ inch- Cinnamon sticks
  • 2- Cloves
  • 1- Cardamom
  • 1 Tsp- Cumin seeds
  • 1- Star anise
  • 1 Tsp- Alcoeats Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp- Alcoeats coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp- Alcoeats cumin powder
  • 1 Tsp- Alcoeats Garam Masala
  • ½ Cup- Curry leaves
  • 1 Tbsp- Coriander leaves
  • Water- As required
  • Salt- To Taste


  • Blend big tomatoes along with Kashmiri red chilies and cashew nuts.
  • Blend it to make a puree without water. Keep it aside.
  • Place chicken in a mixing bowl, then stir in the yogurt, turmeric powder, salt, and ginger garlic paste.
  • Blend it completely and let it marinate for a half hour.
  • Add all the ingredients to a large cooking pot.
  • Now add onion (chopped), salt, and ginger garlic paste.
  • Saute until golden for at least 3 mins.
  • Now add cashew tomato puree.
  • Simmer the mixture until all of the uncooked aromas of the tomatoes have vanished and the mixture has thickened.
  • Stir in the Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, and cumin seeds powder and sauté them briefly.
  • Now add marinated chicken to the pot.
  • Add water to make a thick gravy.
  • Mix them well and let them simmer on a low flame.
  • Cover the dish and cook it over a low-medium flame for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken has become tender. Alternatively, if you desire, you may use a pressure cooker and pressure cook the dish for three whistles.
  • Finally, add garam masala and coriander leaves.
  • Delicious homemade chicken gravy easy mix is ready to serve.

Homemade Chicken Gravy Recipe Methods

  • Pressure Cooker- This is an easy and quick method. Simply add the ingredients, sauté them, then add the chicken and pressure cook it.
  • Open pan- When using the open pan method of cooking chicken, it will take at least thirty minutes; if the country chicken is the chosen meat, it could take up to fifty minutes.
  • Instant Pot- An Instant Pot is a particularly speedy cooking method; set it on the high-pressure setting for twenty minutes when cooking homemade chicken gravy mix, and only ten minutes when preparing broiler chicken - you can trust it to release the pressure by itself afterward.

Summing Up

When you are prepping a meal that calls for boiling pasta, potatoes, or steaming vegetables, take a moment to consider swapping out the regular water with something that can enhance the flavor of your dish: homemade gravy with chicken broth, beef, or vegetables. Making this simple switch can elevate your dish to a whole new level.

Indian cuisine is acclaimed for its rich assortment of spices and ingredients, which makes homemade chicken gravy recipe a delectable and flavourful dish. This dish consists of meat juices, combined with liquids such as broth, and further thickened by flour, cornstarch, or other alternatives. When all components are added in the exact proportions, the gravy acquires a distinct and extraordinary flavor.

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