{Trotski & Ash Chicken Curry}

I made this wicked 1970's chicken curry that I found over at the always pretty blog Trotski and Ash, this is a bloody good chicken curry, I already know I will make it again and again, I love it when I find a recipe like this, I get so excited to know the next time I have a hankering for a chicken curry I can quickly and happily whip this one up, its almost as good as burmese chicken curry, in fact yup, it is as good, the nutty toasted mustard seeds are delicious, chicken thigh in a curry is to die for and its a beautiful colour, this my friends is a keeper.

...chicken curry
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of mustard seeds
2 large onions, finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 thumb sized lump of ginger, finely chopped
2 tsp's of ground cumin
2 tsp's of ground turmeric
2 tsp's of ground coriander1 tsp of crushed chilli (or to taste)
1 tsp sea salt
500g of free range chicken thighs, cut into 4cm cubes
1 400ml can of coconut milk
1 lemon

Heat the olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat, once hot add the mustard seeds and cover with a lid and wait for them to pop. Once they’ve finished popping remove the lid and add the onion and fry gently until translucent. Add the garlic and ginger and fry until fragrant then add the spices and stir for a moment more adding a little more oil if you feel it needs it.

Next put the chicken pieces in and cook until the chicken is brown and covered in the spices. Pour over the can of coconut milk and bring to the boil. Don’t be tempted to add water here. Simmer on a low heat for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally. Right before serving add the juice of one lemon.


  1. Oh yum, that looks delicious!! Love Posie

  2. yep, this is one curry recipe i;m def going to try

    ps - put the evil artichoke dip on will you xx

  3. Oh Yummmmmm!! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to make this.
    Just found your gorgeous blog via Stella at The Golden Adventures of a Very dark Horse and am so glad I followed her link, I'll be back :)

  4. I found this a while ago and love it too. Yep almost as good as Belinda's Burmese one which is now a firm favourite -thanks for the intro! You should try Al Brown's chicken curry at Get Fresh, I was too lazy to blog it but really rated it.

  5. yummmm, love that blog and looks delicious! happy to hear bout the red cake too!

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  7. Yum, I haven't had chicken curry for ages! Now I have a hankering. This one looks delicious, such lovely warm flavours!

  8. Yumski! What a lovely blog that is. Have been trying for days to comment on your meatloaf post but google won't accept my terrible puns on bogans and Meatloaf. Anyway, I made it tonight and it was fab. Would it be bad to have it again tomorrow night?

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  10. Delicious! My mom always make me chicken curry whenever I go home. It's her specialty I guess. Since it popped up in my head, I thought of making some. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Have you tried doing Thai curries? I think that they are just wonderful when done right. I have blogged on making your own red curry paste. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/11/how-to-make-proper-red-curry-paste.html It is a bit of work but the results speak for themselves


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