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“I found this recipe in Charles Mattocks's book Eat Well but Eat Cheap. I just added a few more spices to it and made it slightly differently. This one was quite easy to make and well worth the effort. It does have several ingredients from an Indian kitchen but most are easy to locate in any supermarkets or an Indian store near you.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces (or slightly bigger) and keep aside.
  2. In a blender drop onion, ginger, garlic, 1/2 the cinnamon stick, seeds of the cardamom pods and cloves. Blend till the mixture is a paste.
  3. In a large skillet, over medium heat, pour the oil and wait a minute or two.
  4. Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, bay leaves and remaining half of the cinnamon stick.
  5. Once the seeds start crackling, add the onion, garlic and ginger paste. Reduce the heat and cook, stirring frequently, till the mixture turns slightly brown.
  6. Once the mixture is cooked, add the spices (turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala) along with the salt. You can choose to use either coriander powder or garam masala if one is unavailable. Mix these thoroughly.
  7. Add in the chicken and the yogurt. Mix these ingredients over medium heat for 5 minutes to ensure that the chicken is adequately covered in the gravy.
  8. Turn the heat to low and cover the skillet and let it sit for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  9. Serve hot with basmati rice or naan.

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