Curried Chicken Recipe

This recipe is all about cooking a home-style chicken curry that demands a preparation time of fifteen minutes and a cooking time of about thirty minutes only. This could be used for four servings and is freezable for further use. The dish contains 382 calories per serving and has all the goodness of protein, carbohydrates, fat, salt, sugar, saturated fat and fiber.

Ingredients required

  • 8 chicken thighs, skinless, boneless
  • 50gm of ginger, roughly chopped
  • 400gm of chopped tomatoes
  • Large Red onion, 1
  • 250ml of hot chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 5cm of cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp of chili flakes
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp of chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp of spices mix
  • 1 tsp of fennel seed

    Preparation method

    Use a small food processor to make paste out of chopped onion by adding few tablespoons of water and keep it aside. Use the same processor to make a smooth paste by adding chopped garlic and ginger and keep in a small bowl. In case, you do not want to make a paste of ginger and garlic, you can finely chop or grate them into small pieces. Heat the olive oil in a Wok over medium heat to combine the fennel seeds and cumin with chili flakes and cinnamon together. Stir them for about thirty seconds until you smell the aroma of the ingredients. Now, add the onion paste and fry for about seven minutes until the water content evaporates and turn into light brown. Add garlic paste and ginger and cook continually stirring the mixture for another two minutes. Add turmeric powder, sugar and spice mixture and stir for about twenty seconds, and add tomatoes and cook on medium for about ten minutes.

    Add the chicken pieces, cut into about small chunks, to the wok once the tomatoes are thickened to become a paste and cook for five minutes so that the mixture and the juice are coated to the chicken. Now, pour over the chicken stock and allow it to simmer for ten minutes without covering until the chicken becomes tender and cooked. If you feel the curry has thickened, you can add some more chicken stock. Sprinkle the chopped coriander, serve with hot rice and yoghurt in a side cup, and impress your guests.

    General Tips

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