Chicken and coconut curry with steamed rice

Chicken and coconut curry with steamed rice

Made with Mutti Passata

Mutti Passata is a very versatile product that can be used in quick dishes due to the fact it is already reduced, as well as in slower cook dishes like Bolognese. However it is cooked it will retain its bright red colour, velvety texture and sweet flavour. Velvety smooth with no skins or seeds, it takes 2kg of fresh tomatoes to make 1kg of Mutti Passata.

cooking sketch (COOK TIME: 60+ min)

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  • 1 kg chicken thigh pieces
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 cloves garlic & 1 inch ginger root, crushed together
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 cardamoms
  • 8 leaves curry
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 400 g Mutti Passata
  • 1 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
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Chicken and coconut curry with steamed rice: Method

  1. Wash chicken pieces and drain thoroughly.
  2. Combine lemon juice, turmeric powder, crushed garlic and ginger, salt, black pepper, curry powder, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Coat the chicken pieces well with the spices and set aside for about 30 minutes.
  4. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry curry leaves for a minute or so.
  5. Add onions and fry until soft.
  6. Add the chicken pieces and stir until chicken colors.
  7. Add cinnamon, lemon grass, cardamom, and cloves and stir until well mixed.
  8. Add tomato paste (or tomato sauce) and stir until all pieces are well coated.
  9. Add chicken stock or water & stir. Cover with a lid and allow the chicken to cook on slow heat for 20 to 30 minutes.

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