Debel Chicken Curry

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Indulge and excite your senses with this Portuguese-influenced chicken dish that is both spicy and tangy

Let's start cooking!

Pour blended spice paste into a pan

Step 1- Pound mustard seeds and blend spice paste

  • Using a mortar and pestle, pound mustard seeds and 1 tsp salt until fine. Set aside.
  • Blend galangal, lemongrass, shallots, turmeric, candlenut, ginger and chili (without the water).
  • If you have difficulty blending ingredients, you may add vegetable oil and blend to create a smooth spice paste.
Cook chicken and potatoes in a pan with blended curry paste

Step 2 - Cook chicken and potatoes

  • In a deep pan on medium heat, fry the spice paste until the oil separates from the paste.

    If there is too much oil in the spice paste, remove excess with a spoon or ladle.
  • Add chicken to the pan and fry for another 10 minutes.

  • Add potatoes and 200 ml water and bring to a boil.

    To prevent potato from oxidising, soak in a bowl of water.
  • Transfer into a big pot before adding pounded mustard seed and salt, mustard and vinegar.

  • Cook on low heat for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.

Garnish and Serve!

Curry chicken served in a pot

Garnish with chili padi and coriander leaves. Serve hot.

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