2 green chillis, chopped in big pieces, or to taste
200g chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon red chilli powder, or to taste
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste, or chop root ginger and garlic gloves very finely
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1kg chicken, lamb or beef, cut into medium sized pieces
200g natural yoghurt
100g coriander leaf, finely chopped
salt to taste
Method Prep:30min › Cook:30min › Ready in:1hr
Base: In oil first fry whole cumin, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and cardamom pods. When cumin start popping add onions and green chillis and fry till golden brown. Then add tomatoes fry for 3 minutes. Now add the red chilli powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, garam masala and ginger and garlic paste, and lemon juice and fry for 2 more minutes.
For Chicken Curry: Add chicken, cover and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Mix occasionally with gentle motions. Add yoghurt and mix and leave to cook for 5 more minutes with lid closed. Now add coriander leaves, mix and allow cook in low heat till you see oil floating on surface. This indicates that all the ingredients are cooked.
For lamb or beef curry:
Boil lamb/beef first with onions (100g), black pepper (1tbsp), salt (to taste) then follow procedure as followed for chicken curry but totally skipping the part involving adding yogurt.