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Manipuri Spicy Chicken Curry

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Prep: 1 hour Cook: 40 minutes

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Serves 5

A spicy chicken curry from the North-Eastern part of India.

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  • 1.8 lbs Chicken, cut into medium sized pieces
  • 6 medium size Onions, ground to a fine paste
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Garlic paste
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 Tbsp freshly ground Green Chilli paste
  • 1-1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • 2/3 cup Mustard or Vegetable oil
  • 1 or little more cup Water
  • 1/2 cup fresh Coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Put the chicken pieces in a bowl. Add onion paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, chilli paste, turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder, salt and oil. Marinate and mix with your hand for 45 mins.

  2. Heat 1-1/2 Tbsp Oil in a large wok or pan. Add the marinated chicken into it, mix in properly. Cover and let it simmer, with occasional stirring.

  3. After 30-40 mins, remove from heat when cooked properly. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves. Serve with rice or Indian flat bread (roti, naan).

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