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Chicken Curry

Kanthi Jayarajah

For Dinner ( Chicken, Indian )


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20 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to cook

Serves 4


1 free range chicken cut into 8 pieces
2 cloves garlic
2 slices ginger cut into strips
2 green chillies sliced
1 onion sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons Larich Foods Sri Lankan curry paste
1 teaspoon tumeric powder
3 tablespoons tomato paste/puree /yogurt.
1 cup milk or chicken stock
2 tablespoons almond meal
1 Cinnamon stick
3 cloves
3 cardamom pods
2 curry leaf sprigs
3 cm lemongrass
Salt and pepper
Lemon juice


1. Heat olive oil, add onion, garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant and soft.
2. Take care not to burn the onion mixture. [At this stage add the optional ingredients if you have them]
3. Add chicken and increase heat and stir until the chicken pieces are coated and beginning to look golden for about 5 minutes.
4. Add the curry paste mixed with either tomato paste/puree or yogurt. Reduce heat and cover and cook for 5 minutes. If the mixture looks dry add 1 cup warm water or 1 cup light coconut milk or milk or chicken stock.
5. Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes until the chicken is well cooked and the sauce is thick.
6. Taste mid way through if too spicy add more tomato or yogurt.
7. Stir occasionally.
8. Taste and add salt and pepper and lemon juice.
9. Add the almond meal just before taking off the fire and cook for 2 minutes with the lid slightly open.
10. Add lemon juice and serve warm with coconut rice or plain rice.


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    For curry pastes and ingredients used in this recipe and for any other Sri Lankan gorcery items, I've located a 'near-enough' grocery shop for you. It is in Ashwood. The nale of the shop is
    MKS Groceries, 382, Warrigal Road, Ashwood Vic 3147.
    Tel: 98859932 before you visit the shop, as some supplies are low.

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    Optional ingredients are the cloves, cardamom pods, lemongrass and cinnamon as most of the curry pastes contain these. But if you have them its best to use as these add a great fragrance to the curry. Beef mix may be a bit too strong so if you cannot find the Chicken paste try the mutton mix. Will try and source the chicken mix and give you the details Halina. So glad you like the recipe.

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    Very nice to see someone who respects curry...!!! Nice...!!!

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    Yum, this is one of my favourites :)