Sri Lankan Chicken Curry Recipe
 
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Sri Lankan chicken curry recipe from scratch.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Curry
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1.5 kg chicken cut up
  • Ghee
Spices
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 2 Onions diced
  • 4 - 6 garlic cloves diced or grated
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
Other Spices
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • t tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground fennel seed
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3-6 finely chopped chillies (add more if you like it hot)
  • 2 tsp salt
Whole spices
  • 6 cardamom seed pods bruised
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
Other ingredients
  • 2 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
Add Before Serving
  • 1 cup coconut cream (or milk)
  • 1 lime (or lemon)
Instructions
Step1
  1. Add fenugreek seeds and curry leaves to heated Ghee.
  2. Over low heat until leaves brown
Step2
  1. Add the onion, ginger and garlic
  2. Brown in the hot Ghee
Step3
  1. Add the other spices as listed plus the malt vinegar
  2. Mix everything thoroughly to even consistency
Step4
  1. Add chicken to pot
  2. Mix / stir until the chicken is evenly covered by spices
  3. Add lemongrass, tomato and whole spices
Step5
  1. Cook over low heat for 1 hour
  2. Add lime and coconut cream before serving.
Notes
Adapted from The Complete Asian Cookbook by Charmain Solomon (2011)
Recipe by Taste Obsession at http://tasteobsession.com/973/sri-lankan-chicken-curry-recipe/