Chicken in Tomato, Black Pepper and Coriander Sauce

“This is Alva Carpenter's recipe from her Slim Lines column of the Thursday magazine. I hope you enjoy it!”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut each chicken quarter into 3 pieces.
  2. If you are using leg quarters, separate the leg from the thigh and cut the thigh into 2.
  3. Apply lemon juice and salt to the chicken.
  4. Keep aside.
  5. Heat oil in a large pan.
  6. Toss in the cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves.
  7. Let these sizzle gently on medium flame until the cardamom pods have plumped up.
  8. Add the ginger-garlic and onion puree.
  9. Stir-fry on medium heat for 6 minutes or until the onion juice begins to evaporate.
  10. Lower flame and stir-fry for 4 minutes.
  11. Add the paprika or chilli powder, turmeric powder and the corriander powder.
  12. Mix well and then stir in the tomatoes.
  13. Cook on medium flame for 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, as it cooks.
  14. Add the black pepper and the chicken.
  15. Cook on high flame until the chicken is tender and cooked{ready to eat}.
  16. Add the water, mix well, cover and cook on a simmer for 25 minutes.
  17. Remove the cover and cook on medium flame for 8 minutes or until the sauce has reduced and looks like a thick paste.
  18. Remove from heat.
  19. Serve hot with rotis and/or rice.
  20. Enjoy!

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