Easy Simple Chicken Madras Curry Recipe

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An easy homemade chicken madras curry recipe with a handful of cheap ingredients.

This lazy simple recipe will take around 45 minutes and make for 4 servings.


To make 4 servings

  • 4 chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 carton passata (500g)Or 1 tin chopped/whole tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon madras pasteMore/less to taste. Could swap for madras curry powder.
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlicMinced, chopped or grated
  • 1 teaspoon gingerMinced, chopped or grated
  • 1/2 to 1 red chilli, deseeded and choppedAmount to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Frozen veg (e.g. peas) (optional)
  • Pilau rice (optional, to serve)Or other rice
  • Chopped coriander (optional, to serve)

How to make an easy chicken madras curry recipe:

  1. Prep by peeling and dicing up the onion. Deseed and finely chop up the chilli. Finely chop, mince or grate the garlic and ginger.
  2. Dice up the chicken breast.
  3. Over a medium heat, add a tablespoon of oil to a large frying pan or saucepan.
  4. Fry the onion, chilli, garlic and ginger together for five minutes.
  5. Turn up the heat to high and add the chicken. Fry, stirring often, for a few minutes until the chicken is white all over.
  6. Stir through the curry paste for 30 seconds.
  7. Add the passata or chopped tomatoes together with the tomato puree, stir well and reduce heat to a simmer.
  8. Simmer gently for 30 minutes, stirring regularly. If it begins to stick to the pan, add a splash of water.
  9. Stir in any frozen vegetables you like for the final 5 minutes.
  10. Optionally serve with pilau rice and some freshly chopped coriander.
  11. Enjoy!

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