Chicken Madras curry

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Chicken madras
Chicken madras
  • Serves: 4

  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Enjoy a hot and spicy taste of southern India, with the flavours of coriander, cumin, black pepper and nutty mustard in this tasty chicken curry.


  • 300g (12oz) basmati rice
  • 1tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 750g (1lb 11oz) skinless chicken thigh fillets,
  • thinly sliced
  • 75g (3oz) Madras curry paste
  • 250g (9oz) green beans, trimmed
  • 125ml (4½ fl oz) chicken stock

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A cooling cucumber raita is the perfect side dish to serve with curry. Mix together 250ml (8fl oz) natural yogurt, 1/2 cucumber, grated or finely chopped, a large handful of chopped mint leaves and a pinch of salt. If grating the cucumber, squeeze out a little of the water before mixing with the other ingredients. Make the day before, if possible, and serve well-chilled with crisp poppadoms and mango chutney.


  1. Cook basmati rice in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, according to packet instructions. Drain and return to pan. Cover and keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan and stir-fry the onion for 5 mins until soft. Add the chicken and continue to stir-fry for 5 mins until chicken is golden.
  3. Add curry paste and stir-fry for another minute. Stir in beans and stock. Simmer on a low heat for about 8 mins until sauce thickens slightly and chicken is cooked through. Serve in bowls with the rice.

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Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
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  • Calories 665(kcal)
  • Fat 25.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Excellent recipe....added mushrooms, peas, coconut milk and cayenne pepper. It all disappeared in no time....

Richard Cowie

Its hardly a recipe if all it involves is opening a jar of paste. What a waste of time.

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