A comfort food for many, chicken curry is one that can never fail to impress the taste buds of those who love those succulent chunks of chicken, simmering leisurely in a feisty gravy. This dish is an ultimate crowd-pleaser too, and a must-have on any Indian party menu. And there are a lot of varieties to choose from. Be it the fiery North Indian-style chicken curry or the coconut-flavoured South-Indian chicken curry, every region in the country has its own style of cooking this dish.  

Usually when we cook chicken curry at home, we tend to make it in a large quantity, thanks to its popularity. And while we can have the same curry the next day too, paired with rice or roti, did you ever think of turning it into another yummy delicacy altogether? Yes, that’s possible. If you haven’t experimented yet, we have four lip-smacking ideas that you must try. 

1. Chicken Curry Biryani 

If there’s one dish that is as popular (or more) than chicken curry, it has to be biryani. Imagine if we combine the two. There just can’t be a better way to give your leftover chicken curry a delicious spin than toss it up with some rice, and transform it into a delectable plate of biryani. You can take help of any chicken biryani recipe, and replace the ingredients for chicken and spices with chicken curry. It would be quick and super easy, and ideal for a lunchtime indulgence. 

2. Leftover Chicken Curry Pulao 

If biryani is too heavy for you, this quick and easy pulao is just the perfect lunchtime dish. All you need is some pre-soaked rice, water, salt, and the leftover chicken curry. Mix it all together, and cook until the rice is soft and mushy. And voila, your chicken curry pulao is ready to be devoured. You can add more spices, depending on your taste. Make sure you keep a check on the chicken, so the chicken curry is not overcooked. 

3. Kathi Roll 

If a quick, fuss-free meal is on your mind, and less time in hand, this kathi roll is sure to impress. Take pieces from your chicken curry, shred them with a knife into small chunks, cook a roti on the tawa (preferably a maida one), spread the shredded chicken on it, and top with sliced onion and a bit of gravy. Your kathi rolls are ready to be served.

4. Desi-Style Chicken Pasta 

If you love those desi makhani pastas, this recipe is perfect for you. All you have to do is boil the pasta of your choice, and mix it with the chicken gravy. You can adjust the seasonings as per your taste. Isn’t it the quickest pasta recipe ever?