Chicken Patia

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Snowbunny Andorra

My favourite dish at my old local Indian was a Patia. Since I've moved away, I thought I'd try to recreate it so, with a little help from Google, I found this recipe. The recipe is in two parts - one is the base, which can be portioned and frozen for future use, and then the main part, which is really quick and easy once you have the base. The recipe of the base makes enough for three curries, so you can freeze two thirds for future curries - or if you want to make just this one, reduce the base ingredients amounts to 1/3 of the listed amount.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Heat the oil in a large pan or wok, add the garlic and ginger then the coriander, turmeric and paprika. Stir together and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the onion and salt and cook, stirring, until softened. If the spices stick to the pan, add a little water.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, then fill the can with water and add that. Bring to the boil, then simmer until considerably thickened (the original recipe said one hour, but I found after 35 minutes it was very thick).
  5. Puree with a hand blender, split into three portions and freeze two of them when cooled.
  7. Put the oil, cumin, ground coriander, garlic, ginger and onion in a large pan and heat until the onion is soft.
  8. Stir in the tomatoes, base sauce from above, chicken stock pot, water, cinnamon, vinegar, sugar and chilies. Add salt to taste.
  9. Add the chicken and simmer gently for about 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the tomatoes have softened.
  10. Stir in the fresh coriander before serving.

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