Indian chicken curry, fit for a king

    1 hour

    A long time ago, an Indian lady taught me how to make this recipe. It's simple and tastes delicious with rice. You can use mutton instead of the chicken.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh root ginger
    • 5 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
    • 450g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cubed

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in cumin seed and cook until they start to pop, 20 to 45 seconds. Stir in onion and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Season with turmeric, cayenne, garam masala, garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
    2. Puree the mixture with the tomatoes in a liquidiser until smooth. Return the puree to the frying pan and add the chicken. Simmer gently until the chicken has cooked, about 20 minutes; add water as needed while cooking to maintain desired consistency.

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    Something else. Try adding fried quartered onions to give you the second of the " two onions " , one pureed , one fried .  -  27 Jan 2009


    wanted an easy to cook curry for my kids to make, for the whole family. so many curry recipies involve a hundred spices and much preparation. This seemed easy enough. Got to say, it exceeded my expectations. Really was delicious. Two points though: 1. I would reduce the cayenne pepper next time - it came out as a "medium" curry house kind of heat, which was a litte much for our youngest kid (9). 2. I would take the suggestion of another here and set some fried onion to one side, and add later, to give some variety of texture. but that said, it was great, and I look forward to using this as a base to add other bits to.  -  16 Dec 2012


    This is very best dupiazi recipe,it's now my basic favourite,you can tweak it with mustard seeds,spinach,chillies etc...super! I add large chunks of well cooked onions,just before serving,and sometimes tomatoes as well...  -  08 Jan 2013