Chicken curry

This curry recipe is fantastic!  It’s sweet and it’s spicy, and it’s even better left over.  I think that when I make it again I’ll add some raisins to it, and maybe some kind of seeds or nuts too, just for a bit of texture.  You could serve this as a main dish with some sides, or you could have it over rice, or in a dish with a piece of naan to sop up the wonderful sauce- and it really is wonderful.
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
One 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup tomato sauce
Two boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 cup water
Garam masala
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

  • In a medium, cast-iron fry pan, heat the olive oil. Add the coriander, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom and cook over low heat until fragrant, about 1 minute
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is golden brown

  • Add the turmeric and tomato sauce and simmer over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened

  • Season the chicken breast chunks with salt and add them to the pan. Coat the chicken with the sauce. Add the water and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat, stirring a few times, until the chicken is white throughout, about 10 minutes

  • Season the chicken curry with salt

  • Plate the chicken and sauce. Sprinkle garam masala on top, garnish with the cilantro and serve.


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