Simple Durban Chicken Curry Recipe
Today, I felt like a hot, red & oily Durban Chicken Curry, nothing fancy, just good ol’ home cooking – and that is what I set out to make.
You may notice that I used a food processor to chop the onions. Works like a bomb.
I go into more detail about this here in my blog post, “The Easiest Durban Chicken Curry EVER“
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 45
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- Category: Durban Curry
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: Indian
- 150 – 200ml Sunflower Oil (or to your preference)
- 3 Onions
- 2 Fresh Green Chillies (or to your preference)
- 1 Dried Red Chilli (or to your preference)
- 1 Tablespoon Chopped Ginger & Garlic
- 1.5kg Chicken Pieces (I used Thighs & Drumsticks)
- 3 Large Jam Tomatoes
- 6 Tablespoons Durban Curry Lovers, ORIGINAL BLEND, All-in-One Masala
- 3 Large Potatoes
- Salt to taste
- Fresh Dhania
- Fresh Curry Leaves (oops)
- Add the oil to your pot
- Add the onions & chillies and sauté until they are soft
- Add the ginger & garlic and sauté until incorporated into the onions
- Add the masala, mix well and allow the masala to temper until the pot goes dry. (do not allow the masala to burn, keep mixing)
- When the pot cooks dry, add some water to the masala, mix and allow the water to cook off again.
- Add the tomato, mix and allow to cook until the tomatoes break down into the sauce and the oil starts to separate.
- Add the chicken, mix well and braise until the pot cooks dry.
- Add got kettle water, mix and allow the chicken to cook for a few minutes.
- Add the potatoes, mix, add more water if required
- After 5 mins check for salt
- Simmer until the potatoes are soft and the chicken is cooked through to the bone. (around 30min +-)
- Serve with rice, roti or however you like it. I love pap with chicken curry, so that is what I had
- Serve with your favourite sambal or salad. I made a simple carrot salad.
Pap is a maize meal that is cooked until it is firm, fairly similar to ‘grits’ in the USA.
It is a staple food in South Africa and is a very popular accompaniment at a South African Braai.
Keywords: Durban Curry, Durban Chicken Curry, Pap, Carrot Salad
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