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Cape Malay Chicken Curry

Cape Malay Chicken Curry ~ Easy recipe for this traditional, spicy Cape Malay, South-African curry dish and the curry is an all season recipe

Cape Malay Chicken Curry ~ Easy recipe for this traditional, spicy Cape Malay, South-African curry dish and the curry is an all season recipe

I love all Cape Malay dishes and grab recipes whenever I find one that looks great.

This Cape Malay Chicken Curry was shared in a local magazine this month, and I only made a few minor adjustments to the recipe. Curry dishes are also not a seasonal dish in SA, we have it year round in so many ways.

I have always wanted to go to Cape Town for various reasons (I’ve been there … when I was 3 weeks old – so that does not count!).

First, it seems the best Cape Malay food are being served there at most restaurants, secondly, I would love to see Table Mountain in real life.

Cape Town and the weather:

My hubby has been down to Cape Town many years ago on a military training thing for a few months and he said the Cape has the most bizarre weather !  You look out one window and see the sun shining – go to the other side of the building and a huge storm is brewing.

Also, he says the wind is most awful. And I have to mention that hubby is quite the adventurist in going places but he does not want to go back there.

Not that I do not believe him, but just by watching the weather, I know I would only last about a day or two in such a windy city.

Cape Malay Chicken Curry ~ Easy recipe for this traditional, spicy Cape Malay, South-African curry dish and the curry is an all season recipe #CapeMalay #ChickenCurry

Nevertheless, I love the recipes from the Cape and am always looking for new recipes. We might be in the same country, but I have seen more than enough to say that I think Cape Town beats Johannesburg’s food by far.

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Back to today’s recipe ! The Ingredients list might look a little much. But this is actually a very quick and easy dish to prepare. And yes, every single ingredient is important !

PS: Use any strength of Curry Powder if Garam Masala is unavailable.

More Curry recipes !

Cape Malay Chicken Curry

Cape Malay Chicken Curry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Cape Malay Chicken Curry ~ Easy recipe for this traditional, spicy Cape Malay, South-African curry dish and the curry is an all season recipe
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: South-African
Keyword: cape-malay, chicken-curry
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 750 g Chicken Fillets cubed into bite sized pieces
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 TB Coriander Seeds
  • 3 Cardamom Pods husks removed
  • 1 TB Fennel Seeds
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 3 t Fresh Garlic crushed
  • 3 t Fresh Ginger finely grated
  • 2 t Turmeric
  • 1 1/2 TB Garam Masala ( or Curry Powder if unavailable )
  • 1 t Ground Cumin
  • 1 t Ground Coriander
  • 1 can Chopped Tomatoes ( 410g - 14oz )
  • 1/4 cup Fruit Chutney
  • 6 medium Potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup Carrots peeled and sliced into rings
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 small can Peas drained and rinsed ( 210g - 7oz )
TO FINISH:
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • Cilantro to serve
Instructions
  1. Season the Chicken with Salt and Black Pepper – heat the Oil in a large saucepan and brown the Chicken – remove and set aside
  2. Using the same saucepan – add the Cinnamon, Coriander Seeds, Cardamom and Fennel Seeds – fry until the whole spices stop spluttering
  3. Add the Onion, Garlic and Ginger – fry until light brown – add the Turmeric, Garam Masala, Cumin and Coriander – stir-fry another minute
  4. Add the Tomatoes, Chutney, Potatoes, Carrots and Chicken – mix until well coated with the spices
  5. Pour the Water over, stir through, cover and simmer over low heat for 40 – 45 minutes or until the Potatoes are tender and the Chicken is fully cooked
  6. Stir in the Peas and season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper – heat another minute.
  7. Scatter over Cilantro and serve

Scatter over the Fresh Coriander and serve over Rice, Roti’s, Poppadums or even mashed potatoes.

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