Ingredients for Chicken Curry:
- 400 gr ( 1 lb) can chopped tomatoes
- 8 chicken thighs , skinned, boneless (about 800g)
- 1 large onion
- 6 garlic cloves , roughly chopped
- 50g ginger , roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 5 cm cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp caster sugar
- 250 ml ( 1 cp) hot chicken stock
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander
Roughly chop the onion, the garlic and the ginger, transfer it to a food processer, and add 5 tablespoons of water.
Proces to a slack paste.
Place about one inch of oil in a frying pan. Combine the cumin and fennel seeds with the cinnamon and chilli flakes and add to the pan in one go.
Swirl everything around for about 1 min. until the spices release a fragrant aroma.
Add the onion with the garlic and the ginger paste.
Fry until the water evaporates and the onions turn a lovely dark golden.
Stirring all the time.
Stir in the turmeric, garam masala, and sugar and continue cooking for 30 secs before tipping in the tomatoes.
Continue cooking on a medium heat for about 10 mins without a lid until the tomatoes reduce and darken.
Cut the chicken thighs into 3cm chunks and add to the pan once the tomatoes have thickened to a paste. Cook for 5 mins to coat the chicken in the masala and seal in the juices, and then pour over the hot chicken stock. Simmer for 8-10 mins without a lid until the chicken is tender and the masala lightly thickened - you might need to add an extra ladleful of stock or water if the curry needs it. Sprinkle with chopped coriander.
Serve with fluffy basmati rice.