A good chicken curry

Recipe from: 2 April 2012
chicken curry

Ingredients 13
Servings 4
Time 00:20

Ingredients

  • 100
    ml
    sunflower oil
  • 2
    ml
    large onions- finely chopped
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 2
    tsp
    garlic- finely chopped
  • 2
    fresh red chillies- finely chopped
  • 1
    kg
    whole chicken pieces – breasts and drumsticks
  • 4
    tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1
    tsp
    chilli powder
  • 1
    tsp
    turmeric powder
  • 1
    tsp
    cumin powder
  • 500
    ml
    tinned tomatoes
  • 3
    tsp
    Garam Masala
  • 500-750
    ml
    water
 

Method

01:30
 
In a deep based pot heat the oil until hot. Add chopped onions and fry until golden.

Add bay leaves, garlic and chilli. When garlic turns brown turn down the heat and add the chicken skin side down.

Coat the chicken with the cooked onions and add all the spices to the pot.

Mix the spices through to release their flavours in the heat. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the tinned tomatoes and mix well.

Place the lid on the pot and let the chicken cook for 5 minutes before adding half the water to cover the chicken. Mix well, replace the lid and cook for 60 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

The sauce will thicken as you cook the chicken. Add more water if the sauce gets too thick or the chicken sticks to the base of the pot.

When the chicken starts to fall off the bone your curry is done. Serve this curry with Basmati Rice, Chapatti or Roti. Another great accompaniment is fresh coriander chutney.

Tip: 
For something interesting, add chopped mixed vegetables 15 minutes, or yellow lentils 25 minutes before cooking is done.

Reprinted with permission of Damian Ettish.
 

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