Kalya E Khaas (Traditional South African Chicken Curry)

Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

From: “The Africa News Cookbook, African Cooking for Western Kitchens”.

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  1. Wash the chicken and pat dry.
  2. Combine the yogurt, tomatoes, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, cumin, chilies, saffron, turmeric, cayenne, ginger, garlic and salt.
  3. Pour mixture over the chicken, turning the pieces until they are well coated.
  4. While they marinate, in a large heavy skillet or stew pot, fry the onions gently in the butter and oil until light, golden brown. Let onions cool slightly and crush them with the back of a spoon.
  5. Add entire contents of the marinating bowl. Simmer until chicken is tender, adding small amounts of water as needed to keep the contents from sticking.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and mint and serve with rice or Indian bread.