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Chicken Drumlette Curry with Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian


Masala paste

  • 1 medium red onion; cubed
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes; cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3-4 fresh coriander leaves stalks and root included if available
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala

For the curry:

  • 600 gms chicken drumlettes skinless
  • 3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 inch cinnamon bark
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 green cardamom
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 red onion; finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • Salt to season
  • 2 potatoes; cubed
  • Coriander leaves; for garnish


  • Select the Sauté/Sear function for 12 minutes (lid open); add oil and the whole spices (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and cumin seeds)
  • As the spices begin to sizzle, add the curry leaves followed by the onions; mix well and sauté for 5 minutes till the onions turn light brown.
  • Then add the ground masala; mix well and continue to cook for another 3 minutes. There will be some amount of spluttering so stir continuously.
  • Mix the spice powders (turmeric, red chilli, coriander and garam masala) in 2-3 tbsp water and add this to the masala. Mix well to combine and cook for one minute.
  • Add the chicken pieces and season with salt. Also add 2 cups water and mix well to combine.
  • Select the Pressure cooker (poultry) function and close the lid. Set the timing for 15 minutes, pressure at 40.
  • After 5 minutes, select the add ingredient function. Open the lid once pressure has dropped and add the potatoes. Mix well and add more water if you desire more gravy.
  • Close lid and continue pressure cooking process for the remaining 10 minutes.
  • Once cooking is complete, open lid and garnish with coriander leaves.


Traditional PC – The steps remain same but cooking times will change. More water is release when cooking chicken in a traditional PC, so add only 1 cup water.
Stove top – Follow the same steps. After adding the chicken pieces and water to cook in Step 5, bring to boil and then simmer on low heat till the chicken is half done. Then add the potato pieces and cook covered till both the chicken and potatoes are cooked through and tender.