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Chicken Madras curry in a balti dish with naan bread

Chicken madras

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • 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

  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal373
fat17g
saturates4g
carbs9g
sugars8g
fibre3g
protein43g
salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  • 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.

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Recipe from November 2017, November 2017

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