Chicken curry
============= 2023-04-03

Comment: this recipe is directly inspired from Chicken Curry For Beginners
The chef explains the steps to get a great curry (while letting us know that we, in the western world, do not understand Indian curry!), and it really works. This is a great way to prepare diced chicken (inexpensive) or you can dice chicken breasts to your liking.
This recipe is to be compared to the other one on this site entitled Emincé de veau au curry which is better suited to sliced veal, but also works with chicken.
To peel the tomatoes, remove the hard part where the stem was, cut a small cross on the opposite side, plunge them in boiling water 10 to 20 s, then under cold water. They will peel easily.

4 persons


700 to 800 g chicken breasts
1 yellow or white onion
4 tablespoons curry powder (Madras style - depends on your curry - you will have to experiment)
2 tomatoes
1 small pinch of sugar per tomato
400 ml good chicken stock
100+ ml cream (35% MF)
juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon
2 heap teaspoons ginger garlic paste or 2 cloves garlic finely gratted and the same amount of grated ginger
1 heap teaspoons cornstarch
S + P

Cut the chicken in dice or strips.
Chop the onion
Peel and dice the tomatoes
Prepare the chicken stock, and reserve a small amnount to mix in the corn starch
Prepare the other ingredients (sugar, cream, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice)
Mix the corn starch with the reserved cooled stock

Sprinkle the chicken with a little salt and mix well.


In a frying pan or a wok, add enough butter + EVOO.
Fry the onion with a pinch of salt on medium heat until soft and slightly golden.
Add the tomato, cook until melted (soft), stirring a few times.
Stir in  the garlic paste or the garlic + ginger finely grated, cook 1 to 2 mn.
Add the curry powder, cook stirring another few minutes.
Add the chicken, cook stirring and turning for a few minutes until all chicken looks cooked.
Add a bit of freshly ground pepper.
Add the stock and let simmer 10+ mn.
Stir in the cream, add the cornstarch mix, until desired thickness reached.
Verify seasoning.
Add the lemon juice to taste.

Serve with basmati rice which will nicely absorb the sauce...