South Indian garlic chilli

Garlic Chilli Chicken

South Indian garlic chilli

Garlic Chilli Chicken

As you’ve seen from most of my recipes, I get most of my meat from my local butchers now. There really is no comparison when it comes to quality and taste 🤤
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 523 kcal


  • 500 g chicken breast or cubed lamb
  • 100 g ghee or vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 30 g ginger or 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 8 onions
  • 6 garlic cloves or 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp curry leaves crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp fenugreek
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 chicken or lamb stock in 350ml water
  • 6 tomatoes vine
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 10 small green chillis stalks removed & roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Melt chicken/lamb fat and ghee in heavy bottomed pot
  • Season cubed chicken/lamb with salt & pepper and cook in pan until browned
  • Remove meat from pan and set aside
  • Crush coriander seeds in mortal & pestle then add to pan with fennel & cumin seeds – fry for few minutes until fragrant
  • Add finely diced onions, grated ginger & garlic, curry leaves, cardamom, turmeric, fenugreek and cinnamon to pan
  • Add more fat or ghee (it’s a curry, ha!), cook on medium heat for approx 30mins with lid on, stirring occasionally
  • Add tomato paste & green chillis and fry for a few minutes before pouring in lamb stock, tinned tomatoes, vine tomatoes and previously browned cubed chicken/lamb – simmer on medium heat for approx 1.5hrs
  • Ensure to stir at regular intervals to make sure the curry doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan
  • Add sugar & salt when it’s reached desired consistency and stir through a generous helping of fresh chopped coriander
  • Serve with rice, naan etc.


Calories: 523kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 29gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 801mgPotassium: 1071mgFiber: 9gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1710IUVitamin C: 100mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Batch Cooking
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