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Prep 30 hours
Total 40 hours

Chilli Chicken

Friday Fakeaway

A quick and easy fat free if needed curry in a hurry, cheaper quicker and more delicious than a takeaway

Serves
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ingredients
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • thumb size piece fresh ginger
  • 4 tbsps light oil
  • 4 green chillies
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • bay leaf
  • tbsp Malt Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Mirch
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes pureed
  • 6 –8 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • handful fresh coriander chopped

Chilli Chicken

Friday Fakeaway

A quick and easy fat free if needed curry in a hurry, cheaper quicker and more delicious than a takeaway

  1. In a large fry pan or wok heat 2 tbsps of oil
  2. Add the Cumin seeds to the oil
  3. When you can smell the aromas add the bay cardamom and cinnamon stick
  4. Again when you can smell the aromatics add your ginger and garlic, keep over a low heat so not to burn
  5. Add chopped green chillies
  6. When softened add your pureed tomatoes
  7. Leave this to simmer and if serving with rice now is the time to get that on the go
  8. Add your chilli powder to taste, remember we can always add more but not take any out
  9. Also add your Kashmiri mirch, turmeric and fenugreek
  10. Simmer for approx. 5 mins you will see the colour change and it will start to thicken.
  11. Now add the chicken thighs and cook through
  12. Whilst they are cooking away, now to use the onions, you thought I forgot about them didn't you, these are used as a lovely *side dish, add  some malt vinegar chilli powder, cumin seeds and chopped coriander in a bowl and mix cover and fridge until needed,
  13. When thicken is cooked through serve with your now cooked fluffy rice a flourish of chopped coriander and the lush onion pickle on the side. serve with a squeeze of lime if you wish
  14. onions will keep a few days in the fridge and to be honest get better the longer left, fabulous on burgers and a cheese toastie
  15. Paneer can also be used in the gravy so you will have vegan version