Quick, easy and hits the spice spot - Manju's chicken curry ticks all the right boxes.


  • For the curry

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced

  • 400g / 14oz chicken fillets, skinned and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped

  • 1 green chilli, seeded and chopped

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp turmeric

  • ½ tsp ground cumin, toasted

  • ¼ tsp ground coriander, toasted

  • 1 tsp tomato purée

  • ¼ tsp garam masala or 1 tsp curry paste

  • 2 tbsp double cream

  • For the spicy salad

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

  • ½ green chilli, seeded and very finely chopped (optional)

  • Pinch of salt (optional)

  • ½ tsp runny honey

  • 1 tbsp balsamic or cider or wine or malt vinegar

  • 1 packet mixed green salad leaves

  • For the basmati rice

  • 200g white basmati rice

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • Drop of vegetable oil


  • 1.

    Heat the oil in a frying pan, then put in the onion and fry for 1 minute.  Add the chicken and continue to fry for 5-6 minutes.  Stir in the garlic and chilli and continue to fry, stirring from time to time. While the mixture is browning, make up the salad dressing.  Take an empty jar with a lid and put in the olive oil, black pepper, chilli, salt, honey and vinegar.   Screw on the lid and shake. Add the salt, turmeric, cumin and coriander to the chicken mixture. Stir well and continue to fry. Add the tomato purée and garam masala or curry paste, then fold in the cream. Put the salad leaves into a bowl, shake the dressing again, then pour it over the leaves and toss. Serve the chicken beside a pile of salad and basmati rice.

  • For the rice:

  • 1.

    Rinse the rice for 30 seconds. Place in a saucepan with the salt and the oil. Add 375ml of boiling water and cover the pan. Simmer on a very low heat for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and with a fork check a few of the grains to see if they’re cooked. All the water should be absorbed.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 230kj
  • Fat Total 12g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Protein 9g
  • Carbohydrate 18g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Sodium 206mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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