Malabar Chicken Curry Recipe

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serves: 4
Spice: Mild
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 50 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 523 kCal 26%
Fat 38g 54%
  -  Saturates 21g 105%


  • 3tbsp flavourless oil, such as groundnut
  • 2 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small green chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 5cm (2in) piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1/2tsp chilli powder
  • 1tsp each turmeric and ground coriander
  • 12 skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
  • 4 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 400ml (14fl oz) coconut cream
  • 12 curry leaves
  • squeezed lemon juice
  • 2tbsp coriander leaves, roughly chopped


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan then add the onions, chilli, ginger and garlic. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes, then add the chilli powder and spices. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes then add the chicken. Cook for a few minutes.

  • Add the tomatoes and coconut cream, and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.

  • Fry the curry leaves in a little oil and add. Finally add the lemon juice and a pinch of salt, and stir in the coriander before serving.

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