Southern Indian Chicken Curry

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Southern Indian Chicken CurryRecipe
Photo: Mikkel Vang
Makes 4 servings


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4 tablespoons corn oil
2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
2 small jalapeños, halved lengthwise and seeded
2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
4 to 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
1 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 ripe yellow peaches, roughly chopped
1/2 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup plain yogurt (optional)
Indian flat bread or pitas (optional)


Prep: 40 Minutes
Other: 20 Minutes

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the onions in skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Add the jalapeños, garlic, ginger, and 4 tablespoons of the lemon juice and cook for 5 minutes more. Transfer the mixture to a plate. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to skillet and raise heat to medium-high. Add the chicken and stir-fry until golden, about 8 minutes. Add the cayenne, coriander, cumin, mustard seeds, and salt and stir-fry for 2 minutes more. Add the peaches, onion mixture, and 1/2 cup water and simmer for 8 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer gently for 2 minutes. Taste and add the remaining lemon juice, if necessary. Serve with the yogurt, flat bread, or both, if desired.

Created date

June 2005

Nutritional Information

Calcium 50.16 mg
Calories 444.45
Caloriesfromfat 49 %
Carbohydrate 14.08 g
Cholesterol 109.64 mg
Fat 24.66 g
Fiber 2.44 g
Iron 2.73 mg
Protein 41.99 mg
Satfat 8.44 g
Sodium 382.04 mg