Ultimate Chicken Curry (Tamatar Murghi) from 'Indian Cooking Unfolded'

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Alisha I.: "Awesome recipe and delicious with just the right…" Read More


  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds (or black)
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 15 cayenne chiles (dried red, like chiles de arbol, stems discarded)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • curry
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 onion (small, coarsely chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (medium-size, coarsely chopped)
  • 4 pieces fresh ginger (each about the size and thickness of a 25-cent coin; no need to peel the skin, coarsely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons Madras curry powder (Raghavan’s Blend, above or store-bought)
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (canned, with their juices)
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts (cut into 2-inch cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (or coarse kosher)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves (finely chopped fresh, and tender stems)
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Alisha I. 3 May 2016
Awesome recipe and delicious with just the right amount of heat 😊 I would definitely make this again