The Original Thermomix Easy Chicken Curry!

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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 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 Indian 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 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 India is made in a pressure cooker to help tenderise the meat and combine the flavours. Thankfully by using 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” of 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 of 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

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

Thermomix Easy Chicken Curry

Julie Carlyle
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.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 34 mins
Total Time 39 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 440 kcal



  • 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)


  • Place the oil, onion, garlic, ginger, fresh coriander and chili in the TM bowl. Chop 10sec/Speed 5.
    30 g vegetable oil, 200 g onion, 2 green chili, 20 g ginger, 20 g garlic, 20 g coriander
  • Scrape down the bowl. Cook 6 min/Varoma/Speed 2 (MC OUT).
  • Add turmeric, cumin and ground coriander. Cook 3 min/Varoma/Speed 2 (MC OUT).
    2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp ground turmeric, 2 tsp ground coriander seed
  • Add the stock to the spices. Cook 5 min/Varoma/Speed 1.
    120 g liquid chicken stock
  • Add the tomato paste, yoghurt and chicken to TM bowl. Cook 22 min/Varoma/Speed 1 (Reverse Blade)
    80 g tomato paste, 500 g natural yoghurt, 700 g diced chicken thigh fillets
  • Serve with rice.


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".


Calories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 42gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 505mgPotassium: 1256mgFiber: 4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 775IUVitamin C: 42.1mgCalcium: 284mgIron: 5.7mg
Keyword Easy Chicken Curry, Indian Chicken Curry, Thermomix curry, Thermomix recipe, Turmeric Recipe
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Saffron Butter Rice from an Indian ThermoKitchen Cookbook

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

  1. liz says:

    I’ve made this recipe a few times so yummy I don’t use stock but I use 1/2 yogurt and half coconut cream the last 2 times
    I must eve over cooked it and it shredded the chicken still yummy though

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