Mild chicken curry

    30 min

    A mild chicken curry recipe to serve the whole family, made from scratch with spices you have in your cupboard already. Top with chopped fresh coriander and serve over rice for a no-frills, satisfying supper.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 onions, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 3 tablespoons curry powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 cloves crushed garlic
    • 1 whole chicken, skin removed and cut into pieces
    • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
    • water to cover
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Fry the onions in olive oil until browned. Add the cinnamon and the bay leaf. Continue stirring and add the ginger, paprika, curry powder, sugar, salt and garlic. Continue stirring for 2 minutes. Mixture will become much like a paste.
    2. Add chicken pieces and tomato. Add enough water to just cover the chicken. Simmer until chicken is done, about 20 minutes.
    3. Just before serving, add the lemon juice and the cayenne pepper. Simmer for 5 more minutes.

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    Very easy, great as it is, or as a base recipe - I've added various veg to it depending what's at the bottom of the fridge! Enjoyed by all the family  -  14 Mar 2012


    My family loved this, easy to do and very quick. I added cardamom seeds, mushrooms and curry leaves to it. Mmmmm went down a treat. Thanks for recipe  -  31 Oct 2011


    taste goood  -  31 Jul 2011