Chicken curry

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A symphony of flavours, this chicken curry is a delicate blend of exotic spices. Low in carbohydrates, it's a perfect dish for diabetics, allowing you to relish every bite without sacrificing blood sugar control.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Serving size: 1 cup (200g)


  • Chicken boneless, (450g)
  • Garlic and ginger mixed paste, 1 tbsp
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • Onions, 1 cup, diced
  • Water, ¼ cup
  • Cumin powder, 1 tsp
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Cooking oil, 1 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cilantro leaves, for garnish


  1. Add olive oil to a pan and put on a low-medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onions and sauté until transparent.
  3. Stir in the ginger-garlic paste and cook for about a minute, until aromatic.
  4. Thoroughly cover the chicken in cumin, with a dash of salt.
  5. Add the diced chicken to the pan and sauté for a few minutes.
  6. Add the tomato chunks and stir well.
  7. Pour the mixture from the pan into a pressure cooker and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat, wait 5 minutes, then open the pressure cooker and add lemon juice.
  9. Check the curry's consistency. If it’s too thick, add a little water or coconut milk to thin it out.
  10. Pour the chicken curry into dishes for serving.
  11. Add chopped cilantro leaves as a garnish for a vibrant flavour boost.

Storage: Store the chicken curry in an air-tight container and allow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Consume within a few days.

Nutritional information

Per serving:

Calories - 218kcal

Fat - 15g

Carbohydrate - 7g

Protein - 24g

Sodium - 398mg

Iron - 2mg

Fibre - 1g

Potassium - 375mg

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Kainat Kamran

Kainat Kamran is a dietitian with a strong background in recipe writing for diabetes management, dedicated to helping people lead healthier lives through balanced nutrition. She uses her passion for educating and empowering her clients to develop successful meal plans and dietary strategies.

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