Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Nepali Chicken Curried with Mango and Spices

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a non-stick sauté pan, heat two tablespoons of butter.
  2. Fry the black pepper corns for 30 sec.
  3. Add turmeric and onion and sauté until translucent.
  4. Add garlic, ginger and cumin powder; stir well for a minute or so.
  5. Put the mango chunks into the onion mixture; mix well and sauté for five minutes to allow sweating of the mango.
  6. Add chili paste, salt and pepper; stir thoroughly for the complete incorporation of the ingredients.
  7. Allow the mango mixture to simmer for another 10 minutes or so.
  8. Reduce the mixture by half.
  9. Remove from heat and transfer to a blender for pureeing.
  10. Puree the mango mixture into a mango sauce.
  11. In a large bowl, season chicken pieces with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  12. In a non-stick sauce pan, heat two tablespoons of butter.
  13. Add chicken mixture and brown well over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until the chicken pieces are almost done.
  14. To the browned chicken add pureed mango mixture and stir well to coat all the pieces of chicken.
  15. Lower the heat and allow braising for 10-15 minutes until the chicken pieces are tender and the curry has attained a thick, saucy consistency.
  16. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  17. Garnish with a tablespoon of chopped cilantro.
  18. Serve with rice and roti (flat bread).
Most Helpful

5 5

This was a really delicious supper. Honestly, I wasn' tentirely sure about it, but made it to use up a mango we had. I made a half recipe and it served the 2 of us with a little left over. I made the recipe as is, but was a little heavy handed with the chili paste (I used sambaal oleak) and it had a nice spice to it. I used the immersion blender, so also a plus for not having a lot of cleanup! Thanks for posting.

5 5

Great recipe! I threw a handful of cilantro leaves, and a few cloves into the blender along with all the other ingredients. Also added cilantro leaves and lemon juice to the chicken. Fantastic!!

5 5

This recipe is flavorful. I substituted onions for onion powder, minced ginger for ginger powder. Next time I will use less cumin as to let the flavor of the mango come through.