- Place the chicken in a bowl with the white wine vinegar, curry
powder, caraway seeds, thyme, spring onions, bay leaves, turmeric,
jerk seasoning, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, the chopped garlic
and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well,
then leave to marinate, covered, for up to 30 minutes.
- Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large deep pan with a
lid. Place the marinated chicken skin-side down in the pan and cook
for 5 minutes, turning once, then add in the potatoes, coconut
cream and stock. Bring up to the boil, then cover and cook over a
low heat for 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, place the rice in a pan with 700ml cold water. Bring
to the boil, then turn down to a simmer, cover and cook for 12
minutes. Remove from the heat and rest for 5 minutes, before
fluffing up with a fork.
- To make the roti dough, mix the flours, baking powder and a
pinch of salt in a large bowl. Pour in 225ml warm water and work
together to form a dough (depending on the age of the flour, you
may need a little less or a little more). Knead for 5 minutes, then
cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for 10-15
- Shape the dough into 6 pieces, and roll out on a floured
surface to a 16-20cm circle. Heat a large nonstick pan over a
medium-high heat and brush with some of the remaining oil. Fry each
roti for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden, then repeat with
the remaining dough pieces.
- For the raita, mix the onion, cucumber and yogurt together in a
bowl. Serve with the roti, chicken curry and lime
To save money, buy a whole chicken and joint into 8 pieces (2
thighs, 2 drumsticks, 2 wings and 2 breasts). Use the thighs and
drumsticks for this recipe and poach the chicken breasts to use in
our Malaysian chicken soup.
The carcass can also be used to make stock, just place in a
large pan with some carrots, celery, onions and simmer gently for
1-2 hours. Strain and use for soups etc.
You could buy roti or naan bread if you were short on time.
If you like your curries slightly thicker, you could use a more
floury potato, such as a maris piper, which would break down a
little more and thicken the soup.
*Wash your hands after handling raw meat.
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