Chicken Vindaloo

Total Time
10 mins
45 mins

Any Red Dwarf fans out there will recognise this one.... A Kerala specialty, hot and spicy. Use prepared masala if you wish.

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  1. Rub chicken with turmeric and set aside.
  2. Grind the next 6 ingredients, by hand or a spice grinder, until powdered (this is masala).
  3. Mix the masal with enough water to make a thick paste.
  4. Grind the cashews and raisins to a paste.
  5. In a wok, chow the onion until soft and browned.
  6. Reduce heat.
  7. Add the ginger and garlic, stir together until aroma is released.
  8. Add the masala paste, stir until the oil separates out of the mixture.
  9. Add the diced tomato, cook for about 2 minutes.
  10. Add the chicken to the wok, toss to coat.
  11. Add 1 1/2 cup of water, stir well, reduce heat further and cover.
  12. Simmer until chicken is done and tender.
  13. Stir in the cashew/raisin paste.
  14. Remove from heat, garnish with cilantro leaves.