Nigella Lawson Chicken & Apricot Masala

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READY IN: 24hrs 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak apricots overnight in 2 cups cold water, or cover with 2 cups hot water and soak until swollen and softened, 2 to 3 hours.
  • Prepare masala: In a small bowl, combine hot pepper flakes, cumin, coriander, cloves, cardamom, garlic and ginger.
  • Add 1/4 cup water, and stir to make a paste.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat cinnamon stick.
  • Add onions and salt, and sauté until onions begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add masala, and stir.
  • Add chicken, and stir for about 5 minutes.
  • Add apricots and their soaking liquid, diced tomatoes and diluted tomato paste.
  • Cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  • Check cooking liquid about halfway through; if chicken is covered with liquid, remove cover for remainder of cooking.
  • Transfer to a large bowl, sprinkle with cilantro and serve hot.
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