Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  269
  • Protein  21 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  18 g
  • Cholesterol  67 mg
  • Sodium  350 mg
  • Potassium  286 mg
  • Phosphorus  139 mg
  • Calcium  28 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

Indian Chicken Curry

For a different flavor, try kidney-friendly recipe for Indian Chicken Curry.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Chhaya from California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 2 small drumsticks


  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 one-inch cube ginger root
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoons whole peppercorns
  • 1-1/2 pounds small chicken drumsticks
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala


  1. Peel and chop tomato. Mince onion, garlic and ginger root. Remove skin from chicken and discard.
  2. Heat oil in a large, wide pot over a medium-high flame. When hot, put in the cumin seeds, cinnamon, bay leaves and peppercorns. Stir once.
  3. Add the onions, garlic and ginger. Stir this mixture until the onion picks up brown specks.
  4. Add the tomatoes, chicken, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir to mix and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover pot tightly, turn heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes or until chicken is tender. Stir a few times during this cooking period.
  6. Remove cover and turn up the heat to medium. Sprinkle in the garam masala and cook, stirring gently for about 5 minutes to reduce the liquid.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • The whole spices in this dish should be eaten for optimal flavor.

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Indian Chicken Curry

retiredteacher says:


This looks delicious but I am a little confused. The quantity of chicken needed is listed twice in the ingredients. Does this require 3 pounds of chicken or should it only say 1 1/2 pounds? Thanks~ Dietitian comment: Only 1-1/2 pounds of chicken[INVALID]the ingredient was mistakenly listed twice. Thanks for letting us know[INVALID]now it is correct!

Oct. 03, 2014, 11:03 AM - Inappropriate review?

Indian Chicken Curry

sarahbrook says:


should there be some sort of liquid in this recipe? Dietitian comment: No, on a low simmer the chicken and tomato will release liquid.

Jan. 13, 2014, 7:52 AM - Inappropriate review?

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