Chicken in Yogurt and Almond Curry

"A simple curry recipe for all days with a rich yogurt almond sauce. For this recipe I use stabilized yogurt and it works. If you don't have it, please for more informations read:"
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  • Place chicken in a bowl and coat well with ginger and garlic.
  • Heat the oil in a pot and roast at medium heat the chicken for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add chili, garam masala and coriander.
  • Cook for 2 more minutes turning once.
  • Add yogurt, cardamom, cloves and salt.
  • Cook 5 minutes.
  • Turn once the chicken and cook covered 20 more minutes.
  • Add almond ground and cook additional 5 minutes or until through. If the sauce is not thick enough you can add more almonds ground or some roasted flour if you have.
  • Place chicken with sauce on serving dishes and top with garam masala and almonds.
  • Serve with rice or naans and vegetables of course!
  • Note: To the spices you can add turmeric, ginger powder, cumin, curry leaves, bay leaves or simply more of the proposed quantities.

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  1. loof751
    This is a delicious curry dish! The cool yogurt was a great balance to the curry flavors. I think my pan was too hot when I added the yogurt because it curdled, so make sure your pan is on a low heat and your yogurt is room temp before adding it. Nonetheless, the flavor of the chicken and the sauce was delicious - we really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe!
  2. Karen Elizabeth
    Indeed, a simple recipe with great taste and a smooth creamy texture, very much my sort of curry! I cut my chicken into bite size pieces, prefer it that way, and since we were only 2, I cut back on the chicken but not on the sauce, so had lots of delicious sauce to enjoy with rice :) I did use a thick yoghurt, of a Greek yoghurt texture.<br/>This was lovely, awalde, thank you, made for PRMR tag game
  3. DailyInspiration
    This chicken had a really good flavor; however, the yogurt sauce did not turn out as shown in the picture. Perhaps I should have used greek yogurt vs. plain yogurt. I will definitely try this dish again and try greek yogurt since it has a thicker consistency than regular yogurt. Made for the AUS/NZ Make My Recipe Tag, November, 2011.
  4. Annacia
    Oh my, this is good! There wasn't anything that I didn't love about it. Loved the curry and yogurt together (used fat free Greek yogurt). It made a perfect summer meal with just a green salad on the side. Easy to make too and who doesn't love that. :D
  5. bigbadbrenda
    I enjoyed this but I cut all the spices in half for my taste. I will make this again . thanks for posting.Made for world tour 8


  1. Mia in Germany
    A wonderful blend of spices, just perfect! We loved this dish very much, thanks for sharing it :)<br/>I used greek sheep yoghurt which is very creamy, and instead of ground almonds (I didn't have any) I used roasted almond butter. So the sauce became extremely creamy and smooth. Served this with sweet potato and curried cauliflower.<br/>Made for Holiday Jolly Diabetic Friendly Foods and Game of the Diabetes Forum.


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