Chicken with Curried Cauliflower Fritters

Andrew Nutter's medley of tongue tingling flavours makes a great midweek treat
By Andrew Nutter
Chicken with Curried Cauliflower Fritters
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the chicken

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 pinches ground cumin
  • 2 chicken breast supremes, with skin
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

For the cauliflower

  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 10 cauliflower, cut into florets and blanched
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 175 g white breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying

For the yogurt dressing

  • 1 tbsp chopped chillies, red and green, seeds removed if preferred
  • 4 tbsp plain yogurt
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 beef tomato, diced
  • mixed salad leaves, to serve


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Pace the olive oil, coriander, shallots, garlic and cumin in a saucepan over a gentle heat for a minute or so - this helps bring out the flavour.

2. Smear this mixture under the skin of the chicken breasts.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken skin side down until golden brown. Transfer to the oven and continue cooking for 8-10 minutes.

4. Warm the curry powder in a small saucepan over a gentle heat. Remove from the heat and toss with the blanched cauliflower florets.

5. Coat the cauliflower florets in flour, and dip in beaten egg, followed by the breadcrumbs. Heat the oil and deep fry for about 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown.

6. For the dressing, mix the chilli, yogurt, lemon juice, coriander, apple, shallot and tomato - season to taste.

7. Arrange the salad leaves on a plate. Scatter the cauliflower around, and place the chicken on top. Spoon over the yogurt dressing and serve.

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