Watch how to make chicken curry with our step-by-step video:



  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole dish or large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and a generous pinch of salt and fry for 8-10 mins, or until the onion has turned golden brown and sticky. Add the garlic and ginger, cooking for a further minute.

  • STEP 2

    Chop the chicken into chunky 3cm pieces, add to the pan and fry for 5 mins before stirring through the spice paste and tomatoes, along with 250ml water. Bring to the boil, lower to a simmer and cook on a gentle heat uncovered for 25-30 mins or until rich and slightly reduced. Stir though the yogurt, coriander and ground almonds, season and serve with warm naan or fluffy basmati rice.

How to thicken curry sauce

If you find your sauce is on the runny side, there are several ways to fix this. Here are our top 3 methods:

  1. Simmering gently on a low temperature will reduce the volume of liquid as well as intensifying the flavour of the curry.
  2. Add 1 tbsp cornflour to 2-3 tbsp of cold water to form a slurry. Then add this to the curry and simmer until it thickens.
  3. Add a few tbsp of Greek yogurt, which will give the curry a lovely creamy consistency too.

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