Quick and Easy Chicken Curry (Bhuna style)

One pot, Chicken Breast, onions, tomatoes, lemon, chillies coupled with store cupboard ingredients and you can be serving this tasty Chicken Curry in around 40 minutes!!

You will need for 4 people:

Amounts are a guide only, vary to suit individual taste.

2 large skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
2 Onions. Peeled halved and sliced
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 cm piece of peeled ginger finely chopped
2 teaspoons of cardomom seeds
2 teaspoons of ground cumin
2 teaspoons of ground coriander
2 red chillies finely chopped. (Optional remove the seeds or add more chillies!)
1 teaspoon of fennel seed
Juice of ½ a large lemon
6 ripe tomatoes, preferably peeled and deseeded, then chopped
Salt, Sugar and water, white wine or chicken stock


Heat a little oil in a large saucepan or deep frypan, medium heat
add the onion and soften for a minute or two before adding the garlic, ginger and chilli. Stir well and cook another couple of minutes before adding all the spices, stir well over the heat for another 2 minutes to release the fragrance.

Then, stir through the diced chicken meat for a minute before adding the lemon juice, the tomatoes, pinch of salt, pinch of sugar, and a slosh of water or stock.

Stir well. Bring to a simmer. Stir occasionally, add more liquid if drying out. Should be ready in about 15/20 minutes!

Steamed Rice and Salad and you have a meal on the table in double quick time.


to deepen the spice flavour, dry roast the spices as seeds, then grind together to make your spice


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