Goa chicken masala curry

    1 hour

    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!

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    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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    good - tried and liked it  -  19 Jul 2016  (Review from Allrecipes India)


    Good Recipe  -  02 Oct 2014  (Review from Allrecipes India)