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Tamarind Chicken

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Introduction

Ingredients

Serves: 2-3

  • 510 grams chicken (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick (broken in half)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 3 grated cloves
  • grated fresh gingerroot
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • gram tamarind (you need to dissolve it with some warm water)
  • 375 millilitres coconut milk (you can reduce the amount to suit your taste)
  • salt

Method

Tamarind Chicken is a community recipe submitted by etoile and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Heat some oil in a large pan and add the cinnamon, bay leaves and onion. Cook until the onions are lightly coloured and softened.
  • Add the grated ginger and garlic along with the turmeric and chili powder. Make sure that the heat is low and keep stirring.
  • Tumble in the tomatoes, stir for a minute or two and add the chicken. Stir to ensure the chicken is well coated.
  • Add the coconut milk and tamarind. Season to taste and let it simmer until it reaches a consistency that isn't very liquidy.
  • Serve with basmati rice.
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