Chilli chicken curry

Chilli chicken curry

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(52 ratings)

Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4
A healthy flavour-packed curry that counts as one of your 5 a day, and it's low in fat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal283
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.35g
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  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3cm root ginger, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • ¼ tsp hot chilli powder or ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 230g can chopped tomatoes
  • 350g potato, peeled and cut into rough chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 500g boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3cm chunks



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  • ½ tsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • natural yogurt, to serve


  1. Blitz the onion, ginger and garlic in a food processor with 1 tbsp water until smooth.

  2. Fry the cumin seeds in oil for a few seconds. Add the onion paste and brown over a medium heat. Add a dash of water if it starts to catch.

  3. Sprinkle in the turmeric and chilli. Add the tomatoes and fry for 5 minutes. Stir in the potatoes and 250ml/9fl oz hot water. Cook covered for 10 minutes.

  4. Add the chicken and garam masala. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until cooked. Season with salt. Tip into a bowl, scatter over coriander and serve with flavoured rice and natural yogurt.

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Nixynoo's picture
9th May, 2020
Was a good hearty meal but could do with an added oomph. Will probably add more spices next time.
Jessica O'Shea
30th Jan, 2014
Good week day meal. Added cardamom and sugar. Blitzing the onions etc in the blender really made a difference.
24th Sep, 2013
I did this last night but i took out the potato's and added another onion but left it in chunks i added a chicken stock cube to the hot water and to build it up i also added some peppers altogether we enjoyed the curry
17th May, 2013
Only rating this high as mine tasted great. But only cos I added lots of extra things to give it flavour. Added creme frais and corgettes and a squirt of honey and also some chilli flakes. Also some tomato puree and alot more tinned tomatoes. Cooked it for an hour on simmer and used cut up chicken thighs.
19th Jan, 2013
This was awful! I followed the recipe exactly and it was tasteless and watery. A trip to the local curry house was necessary for us to eat!
5th Jan, 2013
I tried this recipe as we love curry, but watching what we eat now and this is low in fat, we really enjoyed it, but next time i will add more chilli, and replace potatoe for butternut squash, and will let you know how it goes
29th Apr, 2012
very easy to make and very tasty, a popular saturday night meal in our house.
8th Sep, 2011
Made this yesterday, taste really good, but looked watery. used fresh chillies, did'nt need the potatoes as served with rice.
iruz88's picture
2nd May, 2011
My favourite... My boy friend loves it all the time... As asians we've got lots of curries.. but this one has a unique flavour..!!!
iruz88's picture
2nd May, 2011
This is awesome... My boy friend fond of this curry.He want it all the time. As asians we have lots of curries.. This is different and has a unique flavour too....


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