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Chicken Madras



6 portion(s)


  • 15 grams fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 Birdseye chillis (with seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1000 grams Chicken (mix breast and thigh)
  • 1 onion (halved)
  • 60 grams Butter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Half teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 3 cloves
  • 5 cardamon pods, Bashed
  • Half teaspoon salt
  • 400 grams Tinned tomatoes
  • 60 grams tomato paste
  • 100 grams coconut milk
  • 150 grams cashew nuts
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 6
    40h 0min
    Preparation 40h 0min
  • 7
  • 8
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Recipe's preparation

    Chicken madras
  1. 150gms cashews in bowl and blitz 10 secs/speed 9 (MC on).  Put in bowl for later

  2. 15g ginger, 2 cloves garlic, 5 Birdseye chillis and tablespoon Apple cider vinegar.  Spd 9/2 secs - scrape down and repeat twice more

  3. Add 1 kg cubed chicken (I use mix of breast and thighs) 5 secs//speed 2 (put aside in bowl for later)

  4. Add onion, 5 secs/speed 5 then scrape down and add butterfly and 60g butter cook 5 mins/varoma/speed 2

  5. Add spices (cumin, turmeric, chilli flakes, paprika, cloves, cardamons and salt cook 2 mins/100degs//stir speed  (butterfly remains in for rest of recipe)

  6. Add tin tomatoes and tomato paste then cook 5 mins/100degs/

  7. Add reserved chicken and cook 14mins/100degs//

  8. Add chopped capsicum, coconut milk, and reserved cashews

    cook 5 mins/100degs/

  9. Finish off with some fresh coriander (remember and remove cardamon pods)



For creamier curry use coconut cream and last time I also added in a tablespoon of mustard seeds when I added spices 

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  • i made this for fathers day

    Submitted by taniahunter on 7. September 2016 - 18:17.

    i made this for fathers day and was beautiful, will be making again!

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  • 8/10 really

    Submitted by PaulieW on 23. May 2016 - 14:46.

    8/10 really delicious 



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  • Nice easy recepie that has

    Submitted by Vtv8man on 20. April 2016 - 22:32.

    Nice easy recepie that has good flavor. Despite me adding extra chilli's this wasn't very hot to my surprise. I don't think this is a traditional Madras but it's nice anyway. I added some frozen peas and used a mix of chicken breast and some chicken pieces with bones.



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  • Delish!!                     

    Submitted by wilkiebarkid on 18. January 2016 - 17:49.



    Easy recipe to follow and beautiful flavours. Not as hot as I was expecting so I might add more chillis next time, but the flavour has such good depth.


    only feeding 2 adults here so cut down to 500gm chicken, but kept the amounts the same for all other ingredients, and added some frozen peas. YUM YUM YUM.



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