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Spiced chicken masala with coconut sambal

Another very quick curry using ready-blended spices. If you like the sambal, stock up with the coconut as it freezes really well.

 
 

This recipe is taken from Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking

Method

To make the sambal, simply add all the ingredients to a mini-chopper and whiz until everything is very finely chopped (you will need to stop to push the ingredients down into the chopper occasionally).

Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a medium saucepan until very hot.

Cut the chicken into largish pieces and brown half of them in the hot oil, tossing them around till golden-brown all over. Then remove them to a plate and brown the other half.

Meanwhile, finely chop the garlic, onion and ginger in a mini-chopper. When all the chicken has been browned and removed from the pan, add the rest of the oil and cook the chopped mixture for about 5 minutes, or till tinged brown at the edges. 

Next, add the tandoori masala spice blend, stir that around for a few seconds, then return the chicken to the saucepan. Add some seasoning and stir in the crème fraîche.

Bring to a simmer and cook gently, with the lid on, for 10-15 minutes. 

Serve with the coconut sambal.

 

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