Chicken & Potato Curry

    1 hour 30 minutes

    A delicious curry passed onto me by a friend who grew up in Darjeeling. Sure to impress your friends & taste buds!


    Western Australia, Australia
    25 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying
    • 1 tablespoon mustard seed
    • 1 tablespoon cumin seed
    • 3 large chopped onions (or minced)
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (fresh or bottled)
    • 1 teaspoon ginger (fresh or bottled)
    • 2 fresh chopped tomatoes
    • 3 tablespoons paprika
    • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
    • 3 tablespoons Indian or Malay curry powder for chicken
    • 1 teaspoon chilli flakess (or 1 whole small fresh chilli to taste)
    • 1 (400g) tin coconut milk
    • 6 chicken drumsticks
    • 2 large diced potatoes
    • 1/2 tablespoon salt to taste
    • 1 bunch coriander

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Heat oil in a high sided non stick pot. Add mustard seed & cumin seed, fry until they pop (don't scorch). Add onion, garlic, ginger & fry until transparent & cooked.
    2. Add chopped tomato, paprika, turmeric, curry powder, chilli & fry quickly stirring constantly (don't burn or scorch). Add a little coconut milk to stop any scorching then add chicken & potato - fry & coat in the spices only 1 min.
    3. Add can of coconut milk & stir thoroughly. Add salt to taste. Simmer for approximately 30 minutes. A slow cooker can be used for simmering this dish. This dish is moist, if it is too dry add a little water.
    4. Serve with jasmine rice & garnish with fresh coriander. Indian breads are nice with this too.


    Authentic Indian or Malay curry powder is essential to this dish. You can purchase them at your local Asian grocer. Chicken thigh is best & flavour is released from the bone... breast is dry & tasteless meat.

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    I am about to try this but wanted to ask which is better, madras curry powder or plain curry powder, for this dish. They're the only ones I have  -  07 Nov 2013


    This was so easy to make, quick and tasty. Definitely will make again  -  24 Oct 2011


    Hi I would like to make this however is like to make it in the slow cooker, so it's ready for when I get home from work. Just wondering how long it will take in a slow cooker?  -  31 Oct 2016