How to Make a Basic Chicken / Meat Curry

This is how to make a general tomato / onion based curry. You can use lamb or chicken, but cooking time is longer for lamb. With lamb you can add potatoes and peas, or cauliflower etc.

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How to Make a Basic Chicken / Meat Curry Recipe
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The ingredients!

The ingredients!

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Chop the onions small and fine-ish.

Chop the onions small and fine-ish.

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Add a glug of vegetable oil to a heavy base pot. Knock up the heat to bring it to the right temp, then back to medium

Add a glug of vegetable oil to a heavy base pot. Knock up the heat to bring it to the right temp, then back to medium

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Add all your onions and cover

Add all your onions and cover

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Grate in your ginger

Grate in your ginger

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Mix it in.

Mix it in.

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Add your cloves of garlic, crushed of course. Add more to taste.

Add your cloves of garlic, crushed of course. Add more to taste.

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Mix it in

Mix it in

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After about twenty minutes on a low heat, the onions should be caramelised and soft. Add cumin seeds, about half a teaspoon.
You can also add methi (dried fenugreek) if you wish or a pinch of turmeric

After about twenty minutes on a low heat, the onions should be caramelised and soft. Add cumin seeds, about half a teaspoon. You can also add methi (dried fenugreek) if you wish or a pinch of turmeric

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chop your chicken breast into one inch cubes. Wash.

chop your chicken breast into one inch cubes. Wash.

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Now add your tinned Tomatoes to the pot. Cover and simmer for about 25 mins on a low heat.

Now add your tinned Tomatoes to the pot. Cover and simmer for about 25 mins on a low heat.

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Add your ground coriander powder.

Add your ground coriander powder.

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Add your chilli powder to taste. Less if a wuss.

Add your chilli powder to taste. Less if a wuss.

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Add a teaspoon of salt

Add a teaspoon of salt

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Mix

Mix

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Add your chicken and half cup or so of water. Cook on low for 20 odd minutes covered

Add your chicken and half cup or so of water. Cook on low for 20 odd minutes covered

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Add fresh coriander

Add fresh coriander

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Add garam masala. Mix, cook on low for another 15 mins, check meat is cooked, and serve with bread of your choice.

Add garam masala. Mix, cook on low for another 15 mins, check meat is cooked, and serve with bread of your choice.

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