Saffron Tandoori Chicken Curry 


2 lbs boneless chicken 🍗 cubed pieces 

2 tbsp olive oil 

1 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)

2 tbsp tandoori powder 

1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt or sea salt 

1/4 tsp turmeric 

1/4 tsp red chili powder 

1/2 tsp garlic ginger paste 

1/4 tsp cumin powder 

1/4 tsp coriander powder 

2 tbsp plain yogurt 

2 tomatoes 🍅 chopped 

1/4 tsp saffron threads 

1 can coconut 🌴 milk 


  1. In a large pan, add chicken, add oil, and tandoori powder, salt, turmeric, red chili powder, garlic ginger paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, and yogurt.  Mixing it all through
  2. On medium high heat; cook until chicken starts to get tender. 
  3. Add tomatoes (you can add any other veggies you wish, some people like to add steamed cubes potatoes) 
  4. Add coconut milk, ghee, and saffron threads. 
  5. Cook until flavours blend – you can tell as ghee will rise to the top. 
  6. Serve with rice, or pita, or naan, or paratas.  Up to you.  I actually had mine with spinach tortillas.   Enjoy!  

Some people add chopped cilantro and parsley too.  I was planning to; but then as I placed it on the table, my kids couldn’t wait.   

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