Creamy masala chicken

Creamy masala chicken

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Cooking time

Ready in 35-40 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A mild chicken curry with oodles of flavour

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
541
protein
36g
carbs
6g
fat
42g
saturates
23g
fibre
1g
sugar
0g
salt
0.32g

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 284ml carton double cream
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • basmati rice and naan bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Put the chicken, ginger, garlic, chilli powder, coriander, lime juice and 1 tbsp of oil in a bowl. Stir, and set aside. Chop the onion, and seed and chop the chilli.
  2. Heat a large shallow pan. Tip in the chicken and marinade and fry for about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a pan and fry the onion and chilli for 3-4 minutes until just soft. Add the turmeric and stir fry for 1 minute. Lower the heat, pour in the cream and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken and simmer for 5 minutes, or until cooked. Season and stir in the lemon juice. Serve with rice and naan bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2004

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falc0n's picture
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What a great recipe, cooked it last night and it halves well for 2 and tasted great. Will be making again.

tanyah's picture
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Fabulous - I have made this lots of times now and always goes down a treat even with the children. I always add extra lime and ginger for a bit more punch.

harley121202's picture
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Started doing this years ago when I first see the recipe and it is delicious (almost as tasty as the man himself!) I put grated block coconut in with mine to make it extra creamy and even add a little more chilli and my kids love it. I also use preboiled, halved baby new potatoes as well. It makes it go further and I think makes it taste better. I have mine with Tilda basmati and wild rice, and the obligatory naan bread and a homemade yoghurt dip.

hazelk2909's picture
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Very tasty even the kids loved it. Served it with naan bread and pilau rice will try it with chips next time. Definitely better than a takeaway!!

tray41's picture

Although i loved this curry i too thought it a little bland,will be doing this recipe for my daughters 21st birthday in a couple of weeks any ideas for a bit of extra taste and kick(apart from chilli) many thanks.

veelily's picture

I loved this curry but my husband thought it was abit bland and not hot enough, it was definatley missing something but cannot think what it might be.
Did anyone else add anything to this?

dorotastock's picture

far to much citrus, too over the whole dish

purpleflufff's picture
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I described thisrecipe as ok. Not exactly a stand out dish. Maybe I did something wrong, all the other comments made me really think this would be better. Not sure I would go to the effort of cooking this again as the result wasnt that impressive. There are better curry recipes on thsi site.

mugsys's picture

I have made this twice now, found the first time that the double cream was too heavy so changed it the second time around for M&S extra thick single cream which worked really well. Also added about 75ml of natural yoghurt (low fat) as well for extra sauce as the boyfriend prefers more sauce to dip naan bread in!!!

Very tasy and will be using this time and time again now :-)

philinbrighton's picture
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I got half way through this and realised it was going to be a bit dull so I added a teaspoon of ground cumin and one of groung corriander with the turmeric.

I also liquidised the cream. onion and chili mixture and added some chicken stock to make the sauce smooth. It was really tasty but i still could have done wth more flavour.

moc222's picture
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Really easy and loved final result - added more chilli for a bit more kick. Will make again.

lsandrews's picture
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I made this for my family and it was gorgeous, even my 3 yr old cleared his plate. Absolutely recommend making this one and easy to make too.

lucyadkinson's picture
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really tasty and very easy to make

west1871's picture
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loved this recipe, made it a couple of times now, once using creme fraiche instead of cream and thought that it tasted nicer and fresher although my husband likes it using cream the best.
Much better than a takeaway!

gerigrub's picture

Would like to T&A File's question - what would be the best way to bring down the fat content? Don't want to cook with cream.

sarahgough's picture
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I thought this was very bland, with only chilli, ginger and tumeric to flavour it... perhaps I missed something?

maureenchalmers's picture
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Great recipe. multiplied x3 for family dinner - so easy to prepare and everyone loved it, even my daughter who doesn't usually eat indian food. I might add extra chilli sometimes but very tasty as it is.

terttusalerno's picture
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Absolutely delicious will be making it again

sharon0ne's picture

i have just made this for my stepson, went down very well,
very tasty, i used two chillies, i will only use one next time.

lunabu's picture
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A wonderful recipe! I cook a lot of Indian food but this one stands out with its distinctive tangy flavour!
I used yoghurt instead of cream and that worked a treat! Cream is obviously the "nicer" option, but for the calorie-conscious, yoghurt works well or I may try it with creme freche the next time.

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