- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 3 - 4
Ditch the takeaway menu and cook our healthy chicken madras curry instead. This simple family dinner is full of fragrant spices and tender pieces of chicken
- 1 onion, peeled and quartered
- 2 garlic cloves
- thumb-sized chunk of ginger, peeled
- ½ red chilli
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1-2 tsp hot chilli powder (depending on how spicy you like your curry)
- 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- small pack coriander, chopped
- rice, naan and mango chutney, to serve
- STEP 1
Blitz 1 quartered onion, 2 garlic cloves, a thumb-sized chunk of ginger and ½ red chilli together in a food processor until it becomes a coarse paste.
- STEP 2
Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a large saucepan and add the paste, fry for 5 mins, until softened. If it starts to stick to the pan at all, add a splash of water.
- STEP 3
Tip in ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander and 1-2 tsp hot chilli powder and stir well, cook for a couple of mins to toast them a bit, then add 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks. Stir and make sure everything is covered in the spice mix.
- STEP 4
Cook until the chicken begins to turn pale, adding a small splash of water if it sticks to the base of the pan at all.
- STEP 5
Pour in 400g can chopped tomatoes, along with a big pinch of salt, cover and cook on a low heat for 30 mins, until the chicken is tender.
- STEP 6
Stir through small pack of coriander and serve with rice, naan and a big dollop of mango chutney.