Cape Malay Chicken Curry

Founder of Kaap se Kos, Gadjia Khan, shares her authentic Cape Malay Chicken Curry recipe.

Serves: 6-8
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Recipe by: Gadija Khan


1kg chicken, cut into portions
2 large or 3 medium onions, diced
2 Tbsp cooking oil
6/7/8 cloves garlic
thumb size ginger
1 tsp turmeric
pinch pepper/2 whole peppercorns
2 heaped Tbsp jeera (cumin)
2 Tbsp koljander (coriander)
2 and half Tbsp leaf masala
5 cardamom pods
3 pieces stick cinnamon
5 curry leaves
2 tsp salt
1 Cup water
1 tomato, grated
4 potatoes, quartered


Braise onions with cardamom, stick cinnamon and curry leaves till golden brown.
Add spices and tomatoes. Add cleaned chicken pieces and garlic and ginger then add potatoes. Cover and cook approx 30 min. Add water as you stir in between. Enjoy with rice or roti.

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