Spiced Chicken Masala with Coconut Sambal

10 minutes - 15 minutes
to cook

Another very quick curry using ready-blended spices.

If you like the sambal, stock up with the coconut as it freezes really well.

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This recipe is from Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking. Serves 2

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  • Ingredients


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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