Basic Chicken Curry

    1 hour 5 minutes

    A very simple and authentic Northern Indian curry recipe. It's easy to make - the secret it to make sure your spices are fresh. Serve with white rice or naan.

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    • 5 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 3 large onions, diced
    • 3 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 2 cardamom pods
    • 4-5 cloves
    • 2-3 black peppercorns
    • salt, to taste
    • 500g chicken breast, cut into chunks
    • coriander, to garnish

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Heat oil in a deep saucepan. Add onions and fry until golden brown. Add the garlic ginger paste, chilli powder, coriander, cumin, garum masala, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves and peppercorns and 2 tablespoons water.
    2. Fry, adding 2 tablespoons water as necessary, until the oil separates out from the curry sauce, about 10 minutes. Add the chicken and 1/2 cup water and simmer 25 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until chicken is done. Add salt to taste.
    3. Garnish with coriander and serve.

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    excellent  -  05 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes India)


    I just added tomato and rum. It tasted.....WOW.....  -  19 Nov 2015  (Review from Allrecipes India)


    Cardamoms, cloves and peppercorns should be ground after toasting. Best to use also dried chillies also freshly ground.  -  18 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)

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