Liver Masala Curry
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Liver Curry

Full-flavoured chicken livers cooked by simmering in a curry base of onions, tomatoes, and a combination of popular Indian spices. This liver masala curry is an experience you should try!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people


  • 500 grams chicken livers
  • 2 large onions finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 10 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder tweak depending on the prefer heat
  • 10 black pepper corns crushed
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoon oil

To clean the liver

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vinegar


  • Clean the liver pieces by washing under cold water.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder, mix well with some water, and keep it aside.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and add the finely chopped onions.
    Liver Masala Curry Step - Sauteing the onions
  • Cook on a medium flame while stirring occasionally.
  • Add the curry leaves, finely chopped ginger and garlic when the onions start to turn brown.
    Liver Masala Curry Steps - Adding ginger, garlic, and curry leaves
  • Cook till the raw smell of ginger and garlic is fully gone.
  • Add finely chopped tomato. Combine well.
    Liver Masala Curry Steps - Adding tomato
  • Cook until the tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, and the crushed black pepper.
    Liver Masala Curry Steps - Adding spice powders
  • Combine well and cook until you see oil emerging from the spice mix (masala).
    Liver Masala Curry Steps - Mix is ready when oil starts emerging
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of water and salt. Mix well and bring to boil on a high flame with the lid on to create the curry base.
    Liver Masala Curry Steps - Bring to boil
  • Drain off the liver pieces that we had kept aside in the beginning.
  • Add them to the pan and mix well.
  • Reduce to a medium flame and cook without the lid.
    Liver Curry Steps - Cook the liver pieces in the curry base
  • Continue until the liver is cooked through and the water/gravy has reduced to your preference.
  • Serve hot with some fluffy bread to soak up the curry.