Note : J’utilise 12 hauts de cuisse.
- 800g chicken, boneless and skinless, cut into 3-4cm pieces
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely crushed
- 2cm ginger, peeled and finely grated
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- ½ tsp hot chilli powder
- 1½ tbsp lemon juice
- 75ml natural yoghurt
- ½ tsp garam masala (mixed Indian spices)
- ½ tsp ground turmeric
- 1tsp ground cumin
- 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil, for brushing
- 1½ tbsp ghee or melted, unsalted butter
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
- 2cm ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 cardamom pod, seeds lightly crushed
- 2 cloves
- 1tsp ground coriander
- 1tsp garam masala (mixed Indian spices)
- 1tsp ground turmeric
- 1tsp hot chilli powder, or to taste
- 275ml tomato pure
- 1tbsp lemon juice
- 40g unsalted butter
- 100ml double cream
- 1tbsp chopped coriander, to garnish
- To make this chicken curry recipe, place the chicken in a bowl with the garlic, ginger, salt, chilli powder and lemon juice. Mix, cover with cling film and chill for 30 mins.
- Mix together the yogurt, garam masala, turmeric and cumin and add to the chicken, making sure that each piece is well coated with the mixture. Cover again and chill for 3-4 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC/Fan 160ºC/gas mark 4. Put the marinated chicken pieces on a grill rack set on a baking tray and bake for 8-10 mins. Brush the chicken pieces with a little oil and turn them over. Bake for another 10-12 mins until just cooked through.
For the sauce
- Heat the ghee or butter in a pan and add the garlic and ginger. Fry for a min or so then add the cardamom, cloves, coriander, garam masala, turmeric and chilli powder. Stir well and fry for 1-2 mins until they give off a lovely aroma.
- Stir in the tomato pure and lemon juice and cook for another couple of mins.
- Add the chicken pieces to the sauce and stir well to coat.
- Finally, add the butter and cream and stir continuously until the butter has melted and the sauce is smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
- Transfer to a warm bowl and serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander.