Recipe per 1kg of Chicken

durban chicken curry recipe


  • Sunflower Oil or Ghee
  • 2 Medium sized onions
  • 2 Cloves of fresh garlic
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger
  • Fresh chillies (optional)
  • Curry leaves
  • Durban Curry Lovers, all-in-one Masala (30g or 4 tablespoons per 1kg chicken)
  • 34 Jam Tomatoes (chopped into a puree in food processor, or grated if done by hand)
  • 1kg chicken pieces
  • 2 Potatoes (whole or halved)
  • Salt
  • fresh Dhania (coriander leaves)


  1. Place the onions, chillies, garlic, ginger, a few curry leaves & chillies into a food processor (S-Blade is best) and chop with the pulse function until chopped but not pureed.
  2. Add your oil or ghee into the pot and heat. Add your chopped onion mixture and fry until soft
  3. Add the masala to the pot and let fry for a few minutes
  4. Place the tomatoes & salt into a food processor and use the pulse function to chop until they are pureed, add to pot.
  5. When the tomatoes are cooked down and the oil starts to separate, add the potatoes and the chicken as well as a few more curry leaves.
  6. When the chicken & potatoes are cooked, remove from heat, taste for salt and let stand for at least 10 minutes
  7. Garnish with fresh dhania and serve with your favourite accompaniments.


If you do not have a food processor or if you simply prefer to chop by hand, then finely chop the onions and grate the tomato.

Keywords: Durban, Chicken Curry