Indian Red Chicken Curry

Indian Red Chicken Curry


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This curry is easy to make and hot and spicy. It has a thin gravy and is the right consistency to eat with rice.


Serves: 4 

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, crushed
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds or powder
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 3 onions, diced
  • 4 teaspoons Kashmiri style chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 3 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1kg chicken fillets, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 3 cups (750ml) water or chicken stock

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Puree garlic, ginger, tomato, tomato paste and cumin seeds in a blender.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry onions until lightly coloured then add the chilli powder. Count to 5 then add 1/4 cup of water and stir well.
  3. Bring to the boil. Add the coriander and turmeric powders then stir continuously for a minute.
  4. Add the garam masala powder and sprinkle with a bit of water. Stir well and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken and salt then saute the chicken in the spices for 4 minutes stirring so that the spices do not stick to the saucepan.
  6. After 3 minutes add the tomato mixture and stir.
  7. After 2-3 minutes add 3 cups of water or chicken stock and leave to cook until done.
  8. Add the vinegar and simmer for 1 minute. Serve with rice.

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Very tasty and easy dish. I used chicken thighs. - 09 May 2014

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