Dhaba style chicken curry

Dhaba style chicken curry ⠀

Spicy, fragrant, flavourful dhaba style chicken curry that will make you go weak in the knees! Made with ground spices, lots of onions and tomatoes. The perfect recipe for a hearty meal. ⠀

Ingredients ⠀

1 whole chicken cut into curry pieces ⠀
1 tsp salt ⠀
1/2 tsp turmeric ⠀
1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder ⠀
1 tsp garlic paste⠀

1 large onion, sliced ⠀
1 cup tinned tomatoes ⠀
1 tbsp garlic paste⠀
1 tbsp ginger paste ⠀
2 tsp coriander powder⠀
1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder ⠀
1 tsp cumin powder ⠀
1 tsp turmeric ⠀
1/2 tsp garam masala ⠀
6 tbsp oil ⠀
2-3 chillies, optional⠀
1 bunch coriander, chopped ⠀
Salt to taste⠀

Method ⠀

Place all ingredients listed under ‘marinade’ in a bowl and mix to combine. Cover and set aside in fridge for a few hours or a minimum of 30 minutes. ⠀

Heat a deep pan or wok on medium heat and add 3 tbsp oil. Fry marinated chicken for 10 minutes until chicken is half cooked and browned. Remove chicken from pan and set aside. ⠀

In the same pan add 3 tbsp of oil and add onions. Sauté on medium high heat until onions brown. Add garlic and ginger paste and sauté for a minute then turn heat to low and add coriander powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric and 1/4 cup of water. Fry spices on low heat for 3-4 minutes. ⠀

Add the tinned tomatoes and chillies stirring to combine. Add the chicken to the pan and sauté on medium high heat for 5 minutes or until oil separates from the masala and chicken is well coated. Add salt and 1.5 cups of water then simmer on medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. ⠀

Top curry with garam masala and coriander and sauté for another 1-2 minutes. Serve curry while warm with rice or naan. Enjoy!

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