Ian Higgins’ chicken curry

 

curry 2Serves:  4 – 5 People

Ingredients

  • 650g skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 x 400 g canned chickpeas (drained)
  • 1  large onion, chopped
  • 1 stick of celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 5 baby marrows, sliced (Also known as courgettes or zucchini)
  • ½  each, red & green & yellow peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp freshly ground ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp freshly ground cumin
  • 1 heaped tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 x 400 g packet of Denny Butter chicken cook in sauce (or equivalent)
  • 1 tsp ground leaf masala
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to fry
  • Fresh coriander to garnish

 Method:

 Heat the oil in a large heavy based pan.

Fry the chopped onion gently till transparent.

Add the crushed garlic cloves & freshly ground ginger.

Add the chopped celery & carrot.

Keep stirring with slotted spoon until the vegetables soften.

Add sliced baby marrows. Keep stirring on heat level 3 for about 5mins.

In a separate bowl mix ground spices and add ±100ml of warm water to form a fluid gravy.

Add to the vegetable  mix & turn down the heat to level 2 & cover to simmer.

In a Wok, brown sliced chicken breasts in oil & garlic in batches to seal the meat.

Remove chicken with a slotted spoon & place in a separate bowl. Drain off excess oil.

Add chicken to the vegetables and mix well.

Add the Cook In sauce. Turn up the heat to level 3 & bring to a simmer.

Add chopped peppers and season with salt & pepper to taste.

Turn down to level 2 & simmer gently for 20mins, stirring occasionally so not to stick.

Add drained chickpeas & gently simmer at level 1 for 10mins.

Add a handful of chopped coriander & turn off the heat.

Serve with poppadums / yogurt & cucumber / Mrs Balls chutney & Basmati rice.

NB: If you want it hotter you can add some fresh or dried chilli with the Leaf Masala.

 

Advertisements

One Comment Add yours

  1. I’ve tried this recipe! It’s wonderful- Thanks Ian

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s