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Chicken Curry

This chicken curry recipe is a popular traditional Sri Lankan dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken cut into 12 pieces

  • 2 tablespoons coriander powder

  • 0.5 tablespoon chilli powder

  • 1 whole onion

  • 2 slices ginger

  • 3 whole cardamom crushed

  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder

  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds roasted and crushed

  • 0.5 teaspoon fenugreek lightly roasted

  • 2 green chilli's sliced

  • 1 stick cinnamon

  • 1 piece pandanus leaf

  • 3 tablespoons ghee

  • 2 ripe tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree optional

  • 1 l chicken stock

  • salt to taste

  • 1 sprig curry leaf

Method

  • 1.

    Cut the chicken into 12 pieces.

  • 2.

    Chop onions and green chillies.

  • 3.

    Mince the garlic with the salt.

  • 4.

    Crush the cardamoms.

  • 5.

    Roast the cumin seeds and crush in a mortar and pestle.

  • 6.

    Add all the dry ingredients to the chicken pieces mix well and set aside for 20 minutes.

  • 7.

    Heat the ghee till it is melted but not too hot add the pandanus, onions ,garlic,green chilli and curry leaves till light golden brown.

  • 8.

    Add the chicken and turn up the heat and dry roast the chicken for 5 minutes.

  • 9.

    Add the chicken stock and tomato paste (if using) bring to the boil turn down and simmer till the chicken is tender, about 30 minutes.

  • 10.

    The sauce should be thick and rich.

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