Indian curried chicken

Recipe from: 9/18/2003 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 23
Servings 4
Time

Ingredients

  • 125
    ml
    plain yoghurt
  • 10
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 5
    ml
    black pepper
  • pinch cloves
  • 2
    ml
    nutmeg
  • 2
    ml
    cinnamon
  • 1
    kg
    chicken pieces, skin removed and cut into bite-sixed pieces if desired
  • 60
    ml
    oil
  • 5
    ml
    mustard seeds
  • 3
    onions, finely chopped
  • 1
    x 5 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 4
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 5
    ml
    paprika
  • 5
    ml
    ground coriander
  • 60
    ml
    ground almonds
  • 6
    sprigs fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 0.50
    red chilli, seeded
  • 50
    ml
    tomato paste
  • 400
    ml
    canned coconut milk
  • 5
    ml
    ground cardamom
  • salt
  • extra fresh coriander to garnish
 

Method

 
Make a marinade by blending the yoghurt, lemon juice, black pepper, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Place the chicken in a non-metal container and pour over the marinade. Marinate overnight.
Heat half the oil in a pan and stir-fry the mustard seeds for a few seconds.
Add the onions, ginger, garlic and bay leaves and stir-fry over moderate heat until the onions are lightly browned.
Add the paprika and ground coriander, stir-frying continuously.
Combine the ground almonds, fresh coriander and chilli and add to the pan along with the tomato paste.
Stir-fry until a fragrant paste is formed.
Add the coconut milk and ground cardamom and heat slowly, stirring continuously until a thick, creamy, fragrant sauce is formed.
Heat the rest of the oil in a separate pan and brown the chicken pieces.
Add the coconut sauce, cover and simmer for about 30 to 45 minutes or until the meat is tender and done.
Remove the lid during the last five minutes of the cooking time.
Season with salt to taste, scatter with extra fresh coriander and serve with sticky rice and poppadums.
Hint:
Heat poppadums by microwaving them on HIGH for about 40 seconds at a time (or until puffed out).
 

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