Winner '14: Fatma Rahman


€10 FAMILY FAVOURITES, sponsored by Lidl

€10 FAMILY FAVOURITES, sponsored by Lidl
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp each chilli, turmeric, coriander, cumin and pepper powder
  • Ginger and garlic paste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 whole chicken, jointed
  • Handful of fresh coriander, chopped

For the pulaw:
250g basmati rice Butter 3 medium cups of water Salt Food colouring 10g fried onions
  1. 1 Pour the olive oil into a deep pan and place over a high heat. Add the cinnamon stick, cloves, black cardamom and bay leaves, then cover with the lid until the pan fills with smoke.
  2. 2 Turn the heat down to medium, slowly open the lid and add the sliced onions. Cook until the onions are golden and crunchy.
  3. 3 Add the chopped tomatoes, chilli, turmeric, coriander, cumin, pepper powder and some ginger and garlic paste. Cook the mixture until light brown in colour, then season with salt.
  4. 4 Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Add 250ml water and cover with the lid. Place over a medium heat and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. 5 Add the fresh coriander.
  6. 6 Meanwhile, for the pulaw, wash the rice and soak for 5-10 minutes in water.
  7. 7 Heat some butter in a large pan. Add 2-3 cups of water and salt according to taste, then cover until the water comes to the boil.
  8. 8 Add the rice and cook until the water has been completely absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  9. 9 Add some food colouring to decorate, and garnish with fried onions. Serve the rice with the chicken curry.
Per Serving 379kcals, 14.9g (3.4g saturated), 51.3g carbs, 2.8g sugars, 12.8g protein, 6.9g fibre, 0.099g sodium

Fatma Rahman

"This curry is budget-friendly and the whole family can enjoy it together. It’s very easy to cook, but what makes it special is the variety of spices used to give a good taste and an excellent aroma. This chicken curry and pulaw is loved by me, my husband and all my friends who have tasted it"



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