How to cook Nepalese Style Chicken Curry at home?


Himalaya Khukura – Nepalese Style Chicken Curry

In this article, we will teach you how to cook Nepalese style chicken curry (Himalaya Khukura) at home.

Prep Time : 20 mins    Cook Time : 25 mins     Serves : 4-6


  • 1 kg Chicken thigh, cut into pieces
  • 2 onions, finely diced
  • 4,5 cloves of garlic finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, finely grated
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 4 cloves
  • Little cinnamon stick
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • chopped coriander to garnish


  • Heat the oil in the pan & add the cumin seeds and fry for about 15-20 secs. Add the chopped onions and fry the onions till they become light pink and soft.
  • Add the chicken pieces and salt to taste. Fry until the chicken become light brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaf fry stir for another 3 mins
  • Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and mix well with the chicken and cook for 3-5 mins,
  • Add the tomatoes and then lower the heat and cover the pan and cook for 10 mins. No need to add water at this stage as the chicken and tomatoes will leave water.
  • Depending on how much gravy you prefer, try adding a little water. The Himalaya Khukura should be done in another 5 mins.
  • Just before you serve, garnish it with chopped coriander!

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  1. wow looks wonderful!

  2. easy to cook. delicious first class meal. i cooked fried rice eith chilli and spring oion
    quick and easy

  3. Making this as I miss my favourite curry house ‘Guras Curry house’ in Moraira, España. The flavour is amazing! Thank you for the recipe, will make again and again! ??


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