TRADITIONAL CURRY

Traditionally the Indian cuisine calls the sauces in which meat and vegetables are cooked ‘masala‘. In translation ‘masala‘ means a combination of spices. The curry masala we present is one of the most popular worldwide and is made with tomatoes and meat.

Preparation

15 min
Cooking

90 min
Serves

4
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SPICE KIT INGREDIENTS:

allspice, thyme, cassia cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, clove, chili pepper

 

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YOU WILL ALSO NEED:

  • 1.5 kg chicken thighs / 1 kg lamb
  • 3 onions (300 g)
  • 4 cm ginger (around 1 tbsp grated)
  • 7 garlic cloves (around 1 tbsp grated)
  • two 400g cans of tomatoes (or 1 kg raw tomatoes)
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1-2 chilies (optional)
  • fresh coriander (optional)
  • Basmati rice (as a side dish)
  • salt
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PREPARATION
  1. Puree/grate 7 garlic cloves and 4 cm piece ginger.
  2. Cut 1 kg meat (skinless chicken or lamb) to approximately equal cubes of 2-3 cm for even cooking. If using chicken thighs, leave them whole.
  3. Finely chop 3 medium onions (300g) and 1-2 chilies (if using).
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COOKING*
  1. Heat 6 tbsp oil over medium heat and add contents of package №1 for 30-60 seconds.
  2. Add the chopped onion with a pinch of salt and cook until golden (about 20-25 min.), stirring occasionally.
  3. Add garlic, ginger and chopped chillies (if using) and cook 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the contents of package №2 (and optionally one or two packages Chili) and stir constantly 1 minute before adding two 400 g cans of tomatoes (or 1 kg fresh grated tomatoes).
  5. Once the tomatoes have simmered 15-20 min., add the meat and 3 tbsp well stirred yogurt. Add some salt, cover and simmer until the meat is completely cooked:
  6. at least 35 min. for whole chicken thighs;
  7. 15-20 min. for chicken breast;
  8. at least 40 min. for lamb.
  9. Add water if necessary.
  10. When meat is cooked add salt to taste.
  11. Remove from heat and garnish with fresh coriander (optional).

Serve with basmati rice or naan bread.

* The above cooking times are approximate and may vary according to the thickness and material of your pan and the heat source.


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