Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chicken Curry recipe

Hi everyone,

I hope all is good and well with you. Here is a chicken curry recipe for my lovely readers who enjoy cooking. It might look quite intimidating but trust me it's not. So here it is.

1 medium sized chicken
5 potatoes (cut into halves)
2 tomatos
1 tbs of tomato paste/puree
1 tbs of lime/lemon juice 
4 tbs of coconut cream (makes the curry creamy and yummy)
2 small onions (or you can use one large one)
8 pulps of garlic
1inch of ginger
1 habernaro or 4 chilis (optional as it depends on your chili tolerance)
4 cups of water
Salt to taste

4 tbs of curry powder
2 star anise
2 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
2 cardamons
1 tsp cumin seeds
8 curry leaves (I have the dried ones but if you have fresh ones even better)

1 handful of cashew nuts
1 tbs of dried coriander leave or fresh coriander (if you have)

Step 1
Grind/chop the onions, garlic,ginger and chili and set aside.

Step 2
Lightly fry the cashew nuts with some oil in a good sized pot. Set aside the cashew nuts for later use.

Step 3
Using the same pot and oil, put in the spices and fry for a min on medium heat. 

Step 4
Now add the onions, garlic, ginger and chili and fry for another minute.

Step 5
Add the curry powder and stir till all ingredients are mixed.

Step 6
Add the chicken and potatoes and stir well. Add water and some salt.

Step 7
Add the tomato puree/paste

Step 8
Cover the pot and let the curry cook for about 15 -20mins (until the potatoes and chicken are cooked)

Step 9
Add the tomatoes and coconut cream and let the curry to simmer for about another 5 minutes. Also remember to taste and add more salt if needed.

Step 10
Now for the final touch, add the cashew nuts and coriander leaves. Stir will and turn of the heat. Chicken curry is ready to be served.

Finally serve the chicken curry with warm rice and cold cucumber salad. 
Bon a petite!

Well, after a nice spicy meal there is always room for desert! Yum Yum! Diam cake with raspberry ice-cream and a nice cup of hot rooibus tea.

Hope you guys will try this recipe and maybe let me know how it went!

PS: I am trying to record a video tutorial on DIY throw pillow covers. Struggling to get everything within the camera frame. I hope to get it done in the next few days! So stay tuned for that!

Tata for now!


  1. YUM! My husband would freak out if he came home and I had curried chicken cooking. (Actually, my hubby would probably fall over if he saw me cooking, period. I'm a horrid cook!) This recipe sounds absolutely delicious.

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Uma, I'm going back to the store, I thought I was doing good getting curry powder! :D

    I need more ingredients to make this, it looks FANTASTIC!! I can almost smell it! Thanks for this!

    It's awesome that you share your culture with food recipes like this. I really love it :D

    You've just made me so hungry!

  4. Oh that recipe looks great and chicken curry is so good. Thanks for the recipe, I'll definitely be making this (smile)!

  5. thanks for sharing Uma,uI think Imma do chicken curry over the weekend,using ur recipe,,,ur food looks so delicious

  6. i'm not to much of a cook, but even I could follow these steps - great pictures, have to try this sometime! greetings from Finland, keep posting ❤

  7. Hi Uma,

    I really what to cook this bc it looks so yummy. Do you take out the cinnamon sticks and the star anise at some point in the cooking process???? thanks.

  8. This is awesome!! I'm a subscriber of your youtube channel and had no idea you had recipes up your sleeve. You should totally do a cooking tutorial (or at least post more recipes on your blog). Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Excellent curry recipe, easy, almost always have the ingredients, it has an authentic flavour and my family love it. It's nice also to find a curry without coconut milk!

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