Fiji-Indian Chicken Curry

Recipe by Julumkana
READY IN: 50mins




  • Chop chicken into bit size stewing pieces.
  • Finely chop 1 onion and slice the other onion and set aside.
  • Combine garlic, serrano chillies, ginger in mortar and pestle and pound until it becomes a paste. Add 1 teaspoon salt to help make paste and so garlic doesn't fly away on you. You can also use a blender, but i find the mortar and pestle makes it more pasty without wasting any flavour from garlic.
  • Add garam masala, turmeric and some water to the garlic paste and mix to make a curry paste and set aside.Should be a runny consistency.
  • Heat canola oil in stewing pot.
  • Add cinnamon stick, mustard seed, cloves, cardamon seeds with shells removed and cummin to pot. Stir until seeds pop.
  • Add curry leaves. Watch out for oil splatter.
  • Add finely chopped onions and cook until well browned but do not burn. (The more brown, the more flavor).
  • Add curry paste and stir for a few minutes until garlic is well browned. Should be a nice yellowish color.
  • Add chicken and half of sliced onion and a punch of salt. If you are adding chicken stock later on, add less salt.
  • Stir and let cook until water comes out of chicken.
  • Cook until water evaporates and fry the chicken until slightly browned approximately 20 minutes for fryer chicken, longer for stewing or freerange.
  • Stir in remaining sliced onion.
  • If adding chicken stock add it now and bring to boil. This is great for when you have a cold. This is Indo-fijian chicken soup for the soul.
  • If you are health conscious, at this point i usually remove the excess fat that floats on top of the curry. Up to you if you want to leave it in, more flavor.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Remove from heat.
  • Serve over rice. Enjoy! ;-).