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

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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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fluppy's picture
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This curry is great! I've always wanted to make curry and this curry is perfect for my first try! easy and delicious!

However, I've been trying different ingredients and I find COCONUT MILK gives a more aromatic scent to the dish which makes the dish much more delicious.

Also, with an asian tough, I find this curry too mild. So, I added approximately 1 teaspoon of FISH SAUCE for 2 servings (salt would work as well) and quadruple the amount of chilli required using the hot chilli powder, which is just nice. Lastly, I added tomatoes and banana into the curry - they work excellently especially the banana! (turmeric doesn't really add any flavour to the curry but colour- so if you don't want to buy it then don't worry seeking for one)

Hope this helps,

janesi's picture
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Have had this quite a bit and we all really like it. I eveb cooked it with the chilli and can eat it without problem! Would definitely recommend it.

nicholl's picture

This was fantastic!! I made it for a girlie get together and it went down a treat. I recommend making it well before you eat and allow it to "mature" on a low heat. The colours in the cream change and become deeper and the flavour is more intense without being too hot.
Absolutely delicious!!!

zoehill's picture
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didnt put the red chilli and loved it all the family enjoyed it, i have made it for guests who have all asked for the recipe. love it and will make it again and again

joanna79's picture
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I didn't really rate this, way too creamy for my liking and I found it quite flavourless. I will probably try it again in the future but use hot chilli powder instead.

annie0176's picture
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Very good, the kids loved it. Will definitely make again.

sandien's picture
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cooked this recipe on saturday for my husband and my son
they really enjoyed it will defenitely make again. wasn't to hot
I don't like really spicy things.

daisycat's picture
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Great recipe - 'proper' curry taste without any hassle, so much nicer than out of a jar! Used dried chilli flakes, missed out the ginger and forgot to buy double cream so used half fat creme fraiche - worked really well. Will be making again!

silvertfox's picture
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Made this for family visiting and it went down very well. Wasn't difficult to make altho I might add another chilli just to give it a bit more bite. Definitely make it again.

caz132's picture

Absolutely delicious! I used 2 chillies as I prefer my curries on the hot side, and it was perfect. Will definitely be making this again!

weeclairey's picture

A great recipe!!! my husband made this for me, really easy to follow and took no time at all.Will definately cook again and again.

ferrittmerritt's picture
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YUM!! I added some ground almonds, everyone loved this even my two year old who is funny about any meat (she doesnt like to chew!) i also used half the amount of chilli but i think i will use it all next time.

juliav's picture
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Made this for my hubbie and his friends. A big hit. It was flavoursome rather than hot, although I added a bit more chilli powder to give it a kick. Absolutely delicious - would recommend.

katglynn's picture
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really tasty meal, easy to make plus both my children enjoyed it

giorgiasrecipes's picture

Definitely will try this for when the family come over, but have you a recipe for Gluten free naan bread to go with it please as my granddaughter is coeliac and we all like to eat gluten free so that she can eat anything on the table. Thanks.

jandoline's picture

This is absolutely yummy! Doesn't take long at all to produce this restaurant-quality curry. Suprisingly flavoursome. I'd definitely cook it again. James Martin isn't just a pretty face.

moosepup79's picture
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Simple, and really delicious. I was slightly sceptical about this recipe as it was so quick to prepare, but I was very pleasantly surprised. This will become a regular in our house.

pest88's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous! I'm not a fan of hot curries but used the full amount of chilli - not hot at all, just lovely flavours. Almost Thai-ish with the lime. Will definitely use again.

theresaos2005's picture

Could you bring the fat content of this curry down by using low fat yoghurt or creme fraische ?

mumoffour's picture
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an absolutely fantastic recipe which i will make many times i'm sure!My 4 children loved it and were disappointed when they were finished.I used the full quantity of chilli and it wasn't too spicy at all

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