Goa chicken masala curry

Goa chicken masala curry

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About this recipe: An Indian red masala curry recipe from Goa. My mother used to make for special occasions! It involves making your own masala paste but it's worth it!


Serves: 6 

  • 6 red chillies
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 (2.5cm) piece of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon corriander seeds
  • 4 to 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 (2.5cm) piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into large pieces
  • water as needed
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind juice, or to taste
  • salt , to taste
  • freshly chopped coriander leaves

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Grind red chillies, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, garlic and ginger together in a mortar and pestle or food processor until it turns into a paste.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pot. Add chopped onions and fry till they are golden brown. Stir in masala paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add pieces of chicken; mix well and pour in enough cold water to cover the chicken.
  3. Bring to the boil; cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and tamarind juice. Stir well and let cook for additional 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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