Chicken Phal Curry (version 1) Recipe - Serves 4

Chicken Phal Curry (version 1) Recipe

283 calories each serving (481 calories if eating with rice)

Taste Rating = 7     Heat Rating = Very Hot


2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil
1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, with seeds removed and coarsely chopped
500g (1 lb) skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
2.5cm (1 inch) piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
6 fresh chillis, finely chopped
4 teaspoons (20ml) chilli powder
1 tablespoons (30ml) extra hot curry paste
2 tablespoons (30ml) lemon juice
1 tablespoon (15ml) finely chopped fresh coriander leaves


Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium to high heat
Add the onion and fry for 6 minutes, stirring often
Add the red bell pepper and fry for 2 minutes, stirring often
Add the chicken and stir-fry/saute for 3-5 minutes until the chicken is sealed and has gone a pale colour
Add the ginger, garlic, tomatoes, chillis and chilli powder and stir-fry for 3 minutes
Add the curry paste, lemon juice, 1/2 cup (125ml or 4 fl oz) of hot water and bring to the boil
Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10 mins, stirring often (add more hot water if the curry becomes too dry)
Serve and garnish with the chopped coriander leaves

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Recipe submitted on 22 May 2008

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