Authentic Durban Chicken Curry
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Authentic Durban Chicken Curry

By georgiacooks (GoodFood Community)
  • Rating: 5 out of 5.1 rating
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  • Serves 6
Authentic Durban Chicken Curry is a pungent dish comprised of chicken simmered in a spicy gravy. It does not contain any saccharine ingredients. Key ingredients include garamasla, finely chopped onions and tomatoes, curry leaves and coriander.


  • 6 chicken pieces cut into smaller portions
  • 1 teaspoon ginger and garlic
  • Half cup peas
  • 4 medium potatoes quartered
  • 2 medium sized onions sliced fine
  • 1 teaspoon garamasala
  • 1 tablespoon Chicken curry masala or chilli powder of choice
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • desired limit salt (I used 1 teaspoon)
  • 6 curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 500ml water


  • STEP 1
    Add half teaspoon oil to a heated heavy based pan. Brown the chicken pieces on both sides for a minute or two.
  • STEP 2
    Lower the heat. Remove the chicken from the pan. Add finely chopped onions. Fry for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add remaining oil. Add ginger and garlic.
  • STEP 3
    Add powdered spices. Mix. Braise for 2-3 minutes.
  • STEP 4
    Add half cup water. Mix. Add chopped tomatoes. Mix. Add chicken pieces. Add another cup water. Mix.
  • STEP 5
    Add potatoes and peas. Add salt. Add remaining water. Cover and allow to cook on medium heat for 25-30 minutes.
  • STEP 6
    Serve warm with rice and carrot salad.
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