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How to cook a scrumptious chicken curry in a hurry

Cook a Scrumptious Chicken Curry in a Hurry

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INGREDIENTS
Main ingredients. For the chicken, cut it into equal pieces so that it can cook evenly. For the curry powder, you may need to adjust the amount depending on how spicy you may want the food.

Main ingredients. For the chicken, cut it into equal pieces so that it can cook evenly. For the curry powder, you may need to adjust the amount depending on how spicy you may want the food.

Chop up the onion, the smaller it is the faster it will cook.

Chop up the onion, the smaller it is the faster it will cook.

Finely chop the ginger.

Finely chop the ginger.

Add the oil onto a hot pan

Add the oil onto a hot pan

Add the onion and ginger and cook on a medium heat

Add the onion and ginger and cook on a medium heat

Allow to cook after stirring

Allow to cook after stirring

The idea is to let the onion brown evenly.

The idea is to let the onion brown evenly.

Keep stirring to ensure the onion evenly browns

Keep stirring to ensure the onion evenly browns

Meanwhile, cut the tomatoes and garlic into large chunks and put into a blender/food processor

Meanwhile, cut the tomatoes and garlic into large chunks and put into a blender/food processor

Blend and add a little water if necessary.

Blend and add a little water if necessary.

The onion is ready for the next stage......

The onion is ready for the next stage......

Add the curry powder.

Add the curry powder.

Stir and allow to cook for about 1 minute taking care you don't burn the mix.

Stir and allow to cook for about 1 minute taking care you don't burn the mix.

Ready for use

Ready for use

Add the pur\u00e9ed tomatoes

Add the puréed tomatoes

Give it a stir

Give it a stir

Allow to simmer over medium heat then......

Allow to simmer over medium heat then......

Add the chicken

Add the chicken

Give it a mix.

Give it a mix.

Add salt and stir again

Add salt and stir again

Cover and cook over medium heat for about 12 minutes. It will take longer if the chicken pieces are large and less time if the pieces are boneless.

Cover and cook over medium heat for about 12 minutes. It will take longer if the chicken pieces are large and less time if the pieces are boneless.

Keep stirring occasionally as it cooks and check and adjust the seasoning.

Keep stirring occasionally as it cooks and check and adjust the seasoning.

You know its ready when the largest piece is cooked and no pink liquid is oozing out.

You know its ready when the largest piece is cooked and no pink liquid is oozing out.

If you like, add some fresh cream at this point and turn off the heat.

If you like, add some fresh cream at this point and turn off the heat.

Stir and check if the sauce is tasty to your liking.

Stir and check if the sauce is tasty to your liking.

(This is optional) Roughly chop up some cilantro(coriander) and add.....

(This is optional) Roughly chop up some cilantro(coriander) and add.....

Give it a quick mix

Give it a quick mix

Serve hot. For a different taste, skip the cilantro or add coconut cream instead of fresh cream.

Serve with your favourite rice and vegetables on the side. The chicken improves with taste over time especially when you have it in the next day as the flavours take time to blend in.

Serve with your favourite rice and vegetables on the side. The chicken improves with taste over time especially when you have it in the next day as the flavours take time to blend in.

Hope you enjoy this and please let me know how it turns out when you make it. Bon Apetite! For more about me facebook.com/chefraphael

  • 1.0 Whole Chicken(1.4kg)
  • 2.0 Large Onions
  • 4.0 Garlic cloves
  • 20.0g Root Ginger
  • 3.0 Large Tomatoes
  • 4.0tsp Curry powder
  • Small bunch Cilantro(coriander)
  • 20.0ml Cream(optional)
  • 3.0Tbsp Sunflower oil