Ingredients1 onion, chopped into rings
600g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm x 3 cm pieces
10 curry leaves (I pick up dried ones from Indian grocers or dry my own. If you cant find any dont panic. They are not essential)
1 dried red chilli, finely chopped
1 tbs coriander seeds, crushed in a pestle and mortar
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp tamarind paste (I use Sainsburys own brand)
1 tsp sugar
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 inch ginger, grated
1 cinnamon stick (not essential)
1 tsp salt
2tbs olive oil
(and a lidded pan)
MethodPop the oil in the pan and get up to a medium heat. Add the onions, cinnamon stick and curry leaves and cook for around 10 minutes until theyre do keep stirring every now and then to ensure they cook evenly. They should be lovely and golden.
Now add the grated ginger and garlic, stir for a couple more minutes and add the rest of the spices and the salt and sugar.
Stir again and add the chicken. You want to seal the chicken, cooking it for around 6-8 mins. I pop the lid on the speed up the process.
After this time add the tamarind paste, stir and add the coconut milk. Stir again and pop the lid on for around 30 mins on a low to medium heat stirring every now and then.
The curry should turn a golden brown and thicken up very slightly. Eat hot and quick with basmati rice (and dont forget to take out the cinnamon stick)