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Tandoori Chicken Curry with Peppers

by Safira Adam
on 20th February 2019
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This is one of my mum’s recipes and I love it. It instantly reminds me of home and is a firm family favourite. Bonus – The kids don’t even moan about the peppers!

Tandoori Chicken Curry with Peppers

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  • 2 lb chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 flat tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 inch ginger, crushed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 green chillies, pierced
  • 2 tbsp fresh fenugreek leaves, chopped finely
  • 4 tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp tandoori masala (dry mix not paste)
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt or cream
  • 1 red pepper, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
Prep Time


  1. Add the chicken to a pot and pour over enough water to cover it. Add the salt and bring to the boil. Simmer for 8 – 10 minutes and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile add the oil to a separate large pot over high heat. Swirl around the pan, then add the onions. Cook for 8 – 10 minutes or until a deep golden brown.

  3. Stir in the garlic, ginger, green chillies and fenugreek and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.

  4. Add the tomatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric and red chilli powder to a blender and blend until liquid.

  5. Pour into the pot and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down, cover and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes or until the oil begins to separate from the tomato.

  6. Stir in the tandoori masala and simmer for a further 2 minutes.

  7. Pour in the yoghurt/cream.

  8. Add the peppers and cooked chicken with 100ml of the stock from the chicken.

  9. Boil for a further 5- 6 minutes.

  10. Enjoy with naan, roti or rice.

Safira Adam

Safira Adam is a full time blogger, photographer and mum of two. She has been working as a food blogger for a year and shares recipes, nutritional information and posts about events she has attended. She is currently studying Nutrition, Herbalism and Unani TIbb (Ancient Greek Medicine).
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