Easy Chicken Curry Coconut Milk Southern India

Easy Chicken Curry Coconut Milk Southern India


This is the easiest and by far the tastiest recipe for curry I’ve found. Not only does it look good it tastes sublime. Once you’ve mastered it you’ll make it again and again. It is reminiscent of Southern India with the coconut cream and the butter both of which make it an indulgent dish. It will also impress your dinner guests who will not believe something so good can be produced in such a short space of time!

INGREDIENTS Serves 4 – 6 depending on appetite

I Chicken breast cut into bite size portions
1tbsp oil
3tsp butter
1tsp cumin seeds
1onion chopped finely
1tin chopped tomatoes
1tsp salt
3 green chillies chopped finely
half tsp red chilli powder
half tsp ground turmeric
a sprinkle of garam masala
1 cup of coconut cream
a handful of chopped fresh coriander


Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan with the cumin seeds. When the seeds are sizzling, add the onion and fry until it becomes lightly golden. Next add the chicken pieces and fry until they start to brown. Now turn
down the heat and add the chopped tomatoes, salt, chilli, ground turmeric and chilli powder, stirring well to combine.
Whenever you prepare or handle chillies, please ensure you wash your hands thoroughly before you touch your eyes or nose. If not I can promise you that you will regret it!

After a while, when the sauce is shiny and the oil separates, add a sprinkling of garam masala and stir in the coconut cream. Put a lid on the pan and cook on a low heat, gently, for approximately 15 minutes. Check to make sure that the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve with basmati rice.

N.B. As with all curries add as much or as little of the chillies and the chilli powder to your own taste. The amounts given in the list of ingredients are those that are to my taste, please amend and adjust to suit you and your friends. This basic sauce recipe is extremely versatile in that it works well with fish, i.e.prawns or pieces of cod and will also make a very tasty vegetable curry.

Many people enjoy a glass or two of wine with their curry, however I feel that the perfect accompaniment is a glass of lager. The Indian brands i.e. Kingfisher compliment Indian food especially well.

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