Victorian Style Curried Chicken

Golden spice-coated chicken and meltingly soft onions make a great combination in this old Victorian favourite from Lotte Duncan
By Lotte Duncan
Victorian Style Curried Chicken
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

For the curry powder

  • 115 g coriander seeds
  • 112 g turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • g cayenne pepper
  • 30 g mustard seeds
  • 30 g ground ginger
  • 15 g ground allspice
  • 50 g fenugreek seeds

For the chicken

  • 2.5 kg ready-roasted chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 1 lemon

Method

1. Make the curry powder by toasting the spices in a dry pan until fragrant.

2. Grind, using a pestle and mortar.

3. Rub this curry powder over the chicken joints.

4. Heat half of the oil in a frying pan and fry the onions until golden. Remove from the pan and keep warm.

5. Heat the remaining oil and fry the chicken until crisp. Serve with the fried onions and accompany with lemon wedges.

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