The Original Thermomix Easy Chicken Curry!

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Easy chicken curry is one of my most popular Thermomix recipes because its a super quick weeknight meal, which is full of authentic Indian flavour. Plus, there are no difficult to source ingredients!

Overhead shot Easy Chicken Curry in black pan with yoghurt and chili

The Thermomix is exceptional at making full flavoured curries. The machine is able to meld the Inidna flavours so well together. When I did my cooking classes in India I found that most Indian kitchens had three different sized blenders.

The blenders ranged from a mini blender to mill spices,  a medium blender to make a garlic and ginger paste, and a regular sized blender to puree the finished curry sauce. The actual curry, or “gravy” as it’s known in Indian is made in a pressure cooker to help tenderise the meat and combine the flavours. Thankfully by using the Thermomix Indian recipes can be made simply whilst still keeping the authentic flavours.

This recipe is being shared from the first book I published called “An Indian ThermoKitchen”. The recipes have been sourced by spending time in India and learning from the locals. I have decided to give readers a little “taste preview” from the book. If you like this recipe please take a look at some of the other dishes.

An Indian Thermokitchen Cookbook

Easy Chicken Curry Substitute Ingredients

Yoghurt v’s Coconut Cream

This recipe uses regular unflavoured yoghurt which gives the dish a lovely tart lemony flavour. If you’re dairy free you can substitute the yoghurt for coconut cream. This will give a more South Indian style of curry.

Oil v’s Ghee

Clarified butter made into an Indian spiced ghee on a white background

In my cookbook, I give a recipe for spiced ghee which is the basis on most Indian recipes. If you don’t have access to my recipe just use mild flavoured vegetable oil. Vegetable oil is preferable to commercially prepared ghee. The quality of ghee available in Australia isn’t as nice as the ghee I sampled in India.

Thermomix Indian Chicken Curry on white background with yoghurt

5 from 15 votes
Overhead shot Easy Chicken Curry in black pan with yoghurt and chili
Thermomix Easy Chicken Curry
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
34 mins
Total Time
39 mins

The Original Easy Chicken Curry Recipe! Shared!! Easy chicken curry is one of my most popular Thermomix recipes because it's a super quick weeknight meal, which is full of authentic Indian flavours.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Easy Chicken Curry, Indian Chicken Curry, Thermomix curry, Thermomix recipe, Turmeric Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 440 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 30 g vegetable oil or Indian Spiced Ghee (recipe in Thermokitchen Indian book)
  • 200 g onion cut in quarters
  • 2 green chili fresh (cut in half)
  • 20 g ginger fresh
  • 20 g garlic fresh
  • 20 g coriander fresh
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander seed
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 120 g liquid chicken stock
  • 80 g tomato paste
  • 500 g natural yoghurt
  • 700 g diced chicken thigh fillets (cut each thigh fillet in 6 large pieces only)
  1. Place the oil, onion, garlic, ginger, fresh coriander and chili in the TM bowl. Chop 10sec/Speed 5.

  2. Scrape down the bowl. Cook 6 min/Varoma/Speed 2 (MC OUT).

  3. Add turmeric, cumin and ground coriander. Cook 3 min/Varoma/Speed 2 (MC OUT).

  4. Add the stock to the spices. Cook 5 min/Varoma/Speed 1.

  5. Add the tomato paste, yoghurt and chicken to TM bowl. Cook 22 min/Varoma/Speed 1 (Reverse Blade)

  6. Serve with rice.

Recipe Notes

To make this recipe dairy free the coconut cream can be used instead of yoghurt.

Serving Suggestion

The Easy chicken curry is delicious served with minted raita, naan bread and saffron rice. All of these recipes can be found in my book, "An Indian ThermoKitchen".


Nutrition Facts
Thermomix Easy Chicken Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 183mg61%
Sodium 505mg21%
Potassium 1256mg36%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 42.1mg51%
Calcium 284mg28%
Iron 5.7mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Saffron Butter Rice from an Indian ThermoKitchen Cookbook

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42 thoughts on “The Original Thermomix Easy Chicken Curry!”

  1. Angela Mohr says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for this delicious curry. We had it for dinner tonight and it met my husbands approval.
    I made a few adjustments. I didn’t have Yogurt so replaced it with coconut cream and added some carrot, celery and capsicum.
    This is definitely a keeper.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Angela
      I’m so pleased your family enjoyed the curry 🙂
      Thank you so much for letting me know 🙂

  2. Tracy says:

    5 stars
    Delicious!! The whole family gobbled this up. Thank you.

  3. Peter says:

    Is this for TM31 or TM5?

    1. Hi Peter,
      this recipe is suitable for all Thermomixes (TM31, TM5 and TM6).
      Happy cooking!
      Julie xx

  4. Abbie says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe so easy and such a pleaser!!

  5. Britt says:

    Delicious ! Thank you. Kids loved it too, although I might remove the seeds from the chilli next time as they found it a little spicy!

  6. Yumi says:

    Hi Julie! Is it Okay to use Greek Yoghurt as it has higher protein compared to Natural Yoghurt? Will the taste be greatly altered?

    1. Hi Yumi
      Thank you so much for asking this question. Please don’t use Greek yoghurt in this recipe. Greek yoghurt is thicker, creamier and far less tangy. The result is not a good flavour for the curry. It will reduce the flavour of all the spices giving the finished dish a dull, slightly sweet flavour which is not at all nice.
      I hope you enjoy the recipe.

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