A hot, sweet, sour and fragrant explosion of taste on a plate. The longer you leave to infuse the tastier it gets! You wont serve a better curry. Serve with rice or naan bread. Don't worry about the other whole spices, as the cooking will soften them. Enjoy as your tongue hits all the different combination of flavors.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat, and cook the onion until lightly browned. Mix in garlic, ginger, cinnamon, bay leaves, brown sugar, coriander, fenugreek, cloves, cardamom, red pepper, and peppercorns. Cook and stir about 3 minutes. Place chicken in the wok, and cook until lightly browned. Mix in curry powder. Pour in water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Add more water as necessary to keep chicken covered.

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  • Mix in lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, and continue cooking at least 15 minutes. Stir in cream and remove cinnamon stick and bay leaves before serving.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; 8 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 344 mg sodium. 7.5 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
I wanted a kid friendly curry dish that my 3yr old would love. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Lots of spices but still pretty quick. I made a few changes to suit my needs: I used ground spices instead of whole I used 3tbs of brown sugar cut the pepper in half (which was still too much for my 3 yr old so I'll have to cut back even more) and used coconut milk instead of cream. I also added sliced bell pepper (red yellow green & orange) to make it a one dish meal. Served with brown rice. RAVES!! I think this will be our new spagetti... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2005
This was tasty enough but I'm not sure it was worth the work. I have made much better 'from scratch' curries. Please note that you should remove the cloves cardamons and peppercorns from the sauce. Yes they soften up but biting into them unawares is NOT pleasant. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
I wanted a kid friendly curry dish that my 3yr old would love. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Lots of spices but still pretty quick. I made a few changes to suit my needs: I used ground spices instead of whole I used 3tbs of brown sugar cut the pepper in half (which was still too much for my 3 yr old so I'll have to cut back even more) and used coconut milk instead of cream. I also added sliced bell pepper (red yellow green & orange) to make it a one dish meal. Served with brown rice. RAVES!! I think this will be our new spagetti... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2005
This was tasty enough but I'm not sure it was worth the work. I have made much better 'from scratch' curries. Please note that you should remove the cloves cardamons and peppercorns from the sauce. Yes they soften up but biting into them unawares is NOT pleasant. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
I wanted a kid friendly curry dish that my 3yr old would love. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Lots of spices but still pretty quick. I made a few changes to suit my needs: I used ground spices instead of whole I used 3tbs of brown sugar cut the pepper in half (which was still too much for my 3 yr old so I'll have to cut back even more) and used coconut milk instead of cream. I also added sliced bell pepper (red yellow green & orange) to make it a one dish meal. Served with brown rice. RAVES!! I think this will be our new spagetti... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2010
Thought this was really good...my indian sister-in-law was also impressed. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2006
I love curry but not this. It was not the bold curry flavor I was expecting. It was more of a subtle West Indian curry. The flavors were not great only OK. It actually took a while to make and the finished product was not worth the time investment. I would not make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
I have been making hot curry for many years - this is one of the best recipes I have ever tried. I like the whole seeds - it is like a party in your mouth! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2008
Unlike some of the other reviewers I thought this was an EXCELLENT recipe. I used whole spices (and didn't remove them - they added extra flavor in different bites). I used a little extra of everything and particularly with the curry - I used 5-6 tbsp of Hot curry. I did the recipe with chicken thighs my hubby's preference and it was awesome. Serve with basmati rice and/or Nam bread and it would make a great treat! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2009
Not really worth the time and effort. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2009
It was very good. My chicken ended up getting dried out but i think I just let it simmer too long! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2007
Thumbs up for this quick tasty recipe.Kid friendly too.Worth trying! Read More
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