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Chicken Madras Curry Recipe

Chicken madras

Published: December 7, 2015 at 11:15 am
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

This recipe for chicken madras is a really easy way to feed the family. Our healthy version of this classic spicy chicken curry comes in at under 300 calories

  • Low calorie
  • Low fat
low inkcal210
low infat7.9g

Try this chicken madras and serve with our pilau rice or naan bread. Also check out our chicken jalfrezi, chicken dhanksak, healthy chicken curry, healthy slow cooker chicken curry and more chicken curry recipes.


  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • a large chunk ginger, peeled and sliced 
  • 3 green chillies, roughly chopped
  • oil, for frying
  • 750g skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into chunks
  • 400g tin plum tomatoes
  • a bunch coriander, chopped
  • rice, to serve


  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 small dried red chillies


  • STEP 1

    Toast all the spices in a dry frying pan until they smell fragrant. Cool, then grind in a spice grinder.

  • STEP 2

    Put the onion, garlic, ginger and chillies in a small blender and whizz to a paste (you might need to add a splash of water).

  • STEP 3

    Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the onion paste for 4-5 minutes with a good pinch of salt until golden.Add the chicken and keep frying and turning in the pan until it turns opaque.Add the spices and fry for another couple of minutes.

  • STEP 4

    Tip in the tomatoes and a splash of water, and bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 45 minutes until the chicken is tender. Stir in the coriander and serve with rice and naan.

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