I saw the famously foul-mouthed chef do this on a live TV cook-a-long. It’s an easy curry to prepare, and big on flavour.
- peanut oil
- 1 large onion, peeled
- 1 -2 fresh green chile, depending on how hot you like it
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons garam masala
- 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 400 g chopped tomatoes
- 4 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
- 10 dried curry leaves
- 4 -6 tablespoons natural yogurt
- fresh coriander, chopped
- Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pan. Slice the onion and add to the pan. De-seed and chop the chilie, chop ginger and add to the pan. Crush the garlic and add to the pan; cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add chili powder, turmeric, garam masala and sugar; cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add tomato puree and tinned tomatoes; stir and cook for a few minutes.
- Transfer sauce to a food processor and blitz until smooth.
- Add 1 tbsp fresh oil into the pan in which you cooked the sauce and fry the chicken until lightly coloured. Pour the sauce back into the pan and add the curry leaves. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
- Stir in the yogurt (I swirl mine through it, rather than mix it in completely)with half of the chopped coriander and serve, garnishing with the remaining coriander.