Chicken Malai Curry Recipe - Serves 4-6

Chicken Malai Curry Recipe

From 392 to 588 calories each serving (590 to 786 calories if eating with rice)

Taste Rating = 7.5     Heat Rating = Mild


2 tablespoons (30ml) cooking oil
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tablespoon (15ml) ground coriander
1 teaspoon (5ml) ground black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon (5ml) ground cumin
1 teaspoon (5ml) ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) chilli powder
1KG (2 lbs 3 oz) skinless chicken thighs
1 tin/can (400ml) coconut milk
2 tablespoons (30ml) lemon juice


Heat the cooking oil in a large heavy-bottomed frying pan (you need one with a lid) over a medium to high heat
Add the onion and garlic, mix well and saute until the onion is soft and cooked (4-8 minutes), turning often
Add the ground coriander, ground black mustard seeds, ground cumin, ground turmeric, ground ginger and chilli powder, mix well and stir-fry for 1 minute
Add the chicken thighs and mix well
Add the coconut milk and lemon juice, mix well, bring to a good simmer, adjust the heat to maintain the simmer, cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes, stirring every few minutes
Make sure that the chicken is cooked, cooking for longer if needed
Serve hot

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Recipe submitted by Citra Wong on 19 December 2014