Mum’s Chicken Curry

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This is a super simple, delicious curry Chicken curry made by my mum in my kitchen. My ultimate comfort food for the whole family!
Serves 6

oil of choice
5 brown onions, finely chopped
1 black cardamom
4-5 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp cumin seeds
2″ fresh ginger, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
4 tomatoes, roughly chopped
1.5kg whole chicken, skinless and roughly chopped
100ml natural yoghurt
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
4 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped

– Add 3-4 tbsp of oil to a hot pan. Once the oil is hot, add the cloves, black cardamom, cinnamon stick, and cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.

– Add the onions and cook for 8 minutes until golden. Once the onion begins to soften, add the garlic and ginger.

– Add the tomatoes and ½ tsp salt. Stir through and cook for 5 minutes until the tomatoes have softened.

– Add the chicken and yoghurt, and stir through.

– Add ¾  tsp salt, turmeric powder, ground coriander, chilli powder, and garam masala. Mix well.

– Add 150ml water, mix, cover, and cook for 30 minutes on low heat.

– Add the potatoes and make sure they are fully submerged in the curry. Cover again and cook for another 20 minutes.

– If you have time, turn off the heat and let the curry sit for up to 2 hours before you serve.

Option to garnish with some fresh coriander and serve with piping hot rice or chapati!