Simple Chicken Curry

Simple shouldn’t mean bland – and this Chicken Curry recipe knocks it out of the park!


3 Tbsp Sunflower Oil
0.5 Tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Bay Leaves
4 Green Cardamom Pods
4 large Red Onions, peeled and chopped finely
6 Black Peppercorns
4 Medium Potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
2 Tbsp Sea Salt
1 Kg skinned Chicken Breast
1 Tbsp Ginger Paste
1 Tbsp Garlic Paste
2 Tbsp Ground Coriander
2 Tbsp Ground Cumin
1 Tbsp Chilli Powder
1 Tbsp Turmeric
4 Tomatoes, skinned and chopped
400 ml Chicken Stock
3 Green Cardamom Pods, roasted and ground
Cinnamon Stick, roasted and ground
1 Tbsp chopped Coriander Leaves


Heat the Oil in a large pan and add the whole spices
When they crackle, add the Onion and fry over a medium heat until golden brown
Stir in the Potatoes and cook for 5-6 minutes
Add 1 Tsp od Sea Salt
Add the Chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned
Add the Ginger and Garlic Pastes, Ground Coriander and Ground Cumin, the remaining Sea Salt, Chilli Powder and Turmeric
Cook for 10 minutes stirring constantly
Stir in the Tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes
Then you in the Chicken Stock
Bring to the boil
Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the Chicken is cooked
Taste and correct he seasoning
Sprinkle over the roasted Cardamom and Cinnamon powder and finish with the chopped Coriander leaves
Serve with rice of your choice