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    Goan chicken curry

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes + marinating
    • Cooking time: 55 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes + marinating

    Serves: 4 - 6


    4 tbsp Waitrose Tikka Curry Paste
    2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tbsp white wine vinegar
    1kg essential Waitrose British Chicken Thigh Fillets, each cut in half
    2 tbsp vegetable oil
    2 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
    2 tbsp curry leaves
    2 onions, chopped
    400g can chopped tomatoes
    150ml chicken stock
    100g creamed coconut, roughly chopped
    28g pack fresh coriander, roughly chopped
    Warmed parathas or naan bread and rice, to serve


    1. Combine the curry paste, cumin and vinegar in a large bowl to make a thick paste. Add the chicken pieces, turn to coat in the spice mix and leave to marinade for 15-30 minutes.

    2. Warm 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large saucepan over a high heat and fry the mustard seeds and curry leaves for 30 seconds until the seeds start to pop. Tip out onto a plate and reserve for later.

    3. Add the remaining oil and the onions to the pan and fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes, or until the onions start to brown. Add the chicken mixture, including all the marinade, reduce the heat to low and cook, turning occasionally. After 5 minutes add the tomatoes, stock, creamed coconut, reserved curry leaves and mustard seeds, and two-thirds of the coriander.

    4. Bring to a gentle simmer over a low heat. Cook, uncovered, for 40 minutes until thickened and the chicken is thoroughly cooked through with no pink meat. Spoon into shallow bowls, scatter with the remaining coriander and serve with warmed naan bread and basmati rice.

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