Fragrant chicken curry

Fragrant chicken curry recipe

Curry is the ideal meal for cooking in advance and freezing. 

Fragrant chicken curry

Serves: 4 – 6
Cooking Time: 3 hours 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 cardamom seeds
  • 10ml fresh ginger
  • 10ml coriander seeds
  • 10ml aniseed
  • 30ml medium curry powder
  • 20ml garam masala
  • 20ml ground cumin
  • 10ml ground smoked paprika
  • 1 red chilli, seeded
  • 10 cloves
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 20ml butter
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1kg chicken pieces
  • 3 x 410g tins whole peeled tomatoes, liquidised
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 250g baby potatoes
  • 125g fine beans
  • 1 x 410g tin butter beans, drained
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 40ml fresh coriander, coarsely chopped
  • basmati rice, to serve

Instructions

1

Place the garlic and spices in a pestle and mortar, and pound until well combined and fragrant.

2

In a deep pot heat the olive oil and butter, and sauté the onion for 5 minutes.

3

Add the spice mixture and cook until the oils and flavours have been released, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.

4

Add the chicken and sauté until well browned and coated with the spices.

5

Add the tomatoes, season then add the potatoes, fine beans and bay leaves.

6

Simmer for about 3 hours. Add the butter beans 30 minutes before the end of cooking time.

7

Serve sprinkled with coriander and basmati rice.

More curry recipes you might enjoy:

Thai green curry

Thai red beef curry and sticky rice

Aromatic Durban lamb and lentil curry

Madras-style lamb curry

Mutton curry

Send this to a friend