Coconut & tamarind chicken curry

  • Ready in 1h 20m

  • Serves 10

  • 427 calories

  • 18.15g carbs

Coconut & tamarind chicken curry could be just the gluten free and dairy free recipe you've been looking for. For $2.83 per serving, this recipe covers 28% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This main course has 485 calories, 47g of protein, and 25g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 10. If you have ml can coconut cream, juice of lime, chicken stock, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. This recipe is typical of Indian cuisine. 215 people have made this recipe and would make it again. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. It is brought to you by BBC Good Food.

19 ingredients

  1. 20 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  2. 3 juice of lime
  3. 2 tsps ground pepper
  4. 2 tsps turmeric
  5. 6 tbsps vegetable oil
  6. 3 tbsps tamarind pulp
  7. 2 cups coconut milk
  8. 1 coconut cream
  9. 2 tbsps coriander
  10. 4 tbsps vegetable oil
  11. 3 tsps mustard seed
  12. 3 tbsps bay leaf
  13. 4 onions
  14. 8 garlic cloves
  15. 3 oz ginger
  16. 1 tbsp paprika
  17. 3 tomatoes
  18. 2 cups chicken stock
  19. 2 tbsps golden brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Put the chicken in a big mixing bowl, add the lime juice, pepper and turmeric, and mix well. (Its best to use gloves for this as the turmeric stains fingers.) Set aside for 1 hr.
  2. Make the sauce.
  3. Heat the oil in a big pan, toss in the mustard seeds followed by the fresh curry leaves (if you are using dried leaves, add them later with the tomatoes) and fry until it releases a warm, nutty aroma about 30 secs.
  4. Add the onions, put on the lid, and cook over a low heat for 10-15 mins until meltingly soft, stirring now and then. Take the lid off, turn up the heat, add the garlic and ginger, and fry for 1 min until it gives off a toasty aroma. Stir in the paprika and continue cooking for another 30 secs.
  5. Add the tomatoes, stock and sugar (and dried curry leaves if using). Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 mins until the sauce has thickened and reduced by one-third.
  6. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas
  7. Meanwhile, fry the chicken.
  8. Heat 6 tbsp oil in a frying pan and cook in batches until golden. You may need a little extra oil. Keep warm.
  9. Pour any excess oil from the frying pan and add a ladleful of water swirl it around and scrape up any juices with a spoon before adding to the tomato sauce.
  10. Put the chicken in a deep roasting tin or ovenproof casserole and pour over the sauce. Cover with foil and oven cook for 15 mins until the chicken is tender. Skim off any oil from the top of the sauce.
  11. Take the chicken pieces out of the tin and transfer to a serving dish.
  12. Pour the sauce into a pan and bring to a simmer. Stir in the tamarind pulp, coconut milk and half the coconut cream. Adjust the flavour by adding more sugar or tamarind. Ladle the sauce over the chicken, drizzle with the remaining coconut cream, and scatter with coriander before serving.
Coconut & tamarind chicken curry

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