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Chicken Curry

Mauritian style Chicken Curry
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  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (crush coriander seed pods in your coffee blender)

  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (or use chopped green chillies-as much as you can take)

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder

  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic mixture

  • Salt, pepper, oil

  • 1 kg chicken (cut into pieces)

  • 250 grams prawns (shelled and deveined)

  • 1 big onion, sliced

  • 2 chopped tomatoes (or used 425 grams crushed tomatoes in cans)

  • Curry leaves

  • Chopped coriander leaves


  • 1.

    1.Mix together powdered ingredients and make into a paste with some water. Fold in ginger-garlic mixture.

  • 2.

    2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and fry in oil till light brown. remove and set aside.

  • 3.

    3. Fry prawns (do not overcook), seasoned with salt and pepper in the same oil. Drain and set aside.

  • 4.

    4.In about 3 tablespoons of the same oil, fry onion till it becomes transparent. add curry paste and stir fry till mixture leaves the side of the pan.

  • 5.

    5.Put in the crushed tomatoes with the curry mix, curry leaves and some salt. Mix well and cook till gravy thickens.

  • 6.

    6.Add chicken and prawns with half a glass of water (or enough to keep the gravy in a slightly watery consistency). Mix well, cover and simmer till chicken is tender.

  • 7.

    7.Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves.

  • 8.

    8. Serve hot with rice.

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