Authentic Indian Chicken Curry Recipe
Stop opening up a jar of imitation curry and learn how to make a delicious homemade authentic chicken curry recipe that comes together in only 1 hour.
For the Curry:
broken pieces of cinnamon stick
cracked coriander seeds
cracked black peppercorns
peeled thinly sliced red onions
finely minced garlic cloves
finely minced fresh ginger
roughly chopped vine-ripe tomatoes or 6 cups roughly pureed
sea salt to taste
For the Chicken:
of cubed boneless skinless chicken breasts
sea salt to taste
finely minced fresh cilantro
Curry: Add the oil to a saucepot over medium-low heat and add in the cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, cloves and peppercorns and cook for 3 to 4 minutes to bring out some aromatics and flavor.
Next, add in the onions and caramelize until soft and dark brown, about 30 minutes.
Next, add in the garlic and ginger and cook for 2 to 3 minutes just until you smell it.
Stir in the turmeric, coriander, cumin and chili powder and cook for 2 to 3 minutes over low heat.
Pour in the tomatoes and stew over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes or until it becomes thick like a paste. Finish with salt.
Chicken: Add the oil to a large frying pan over high heat. Once lightly smoking add in the chicken and cook for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.
Season with salt and add in 1 ½ cups of the homemade curry in stir to combine over medium heat.
Finish with cilantro and serve with optional cooked long-grain white rice, steamed peas, carrots and potatoes, and naan bread.
Cook the spices at
the beginning will help bring out more flavors from the spices.
Take the time to
caramelize the onions because the more caramelized the more flavor into your curry. Also, red onions are most commonly used in Indian cuisine.
You can roughly chop
the tomatoes, finely mince or place in a blender to rough puree, which is what I did. You can also use canned in the off-peak season.
Only finish with cilantro
if using right away, if you are storing it then use the cilantro when adding it to something that will be served up immediately after cooking.
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