Chicken Madras is a deliciously rich, hot and fiery long-established Indian curry. Freshly marinated chicken is infused with a spicy tomato sauce, making this highly popular and conventional Indian food base. The name 'Madras' refers to the mixture of herbs and spices used within the recipe.
This highly sought after recipe is adaptable, allowing you to make the curry as spicy as you like - adding as much or as little spices and fresh chillies. Similarly, you can swap out the chicken for an alternative meat substitute, fish or vegetarian/vegan alternative. Let's do this together, follow this step by step guide to make beautiful homemade chicken madras.
How To Make A Chicken Madras
As one of the most enjoyed and adored Currys across nations, a Madras Chicken Curry offers a unique blend of flavours and fragrant spices to make for a deliciously hot curry sauce. We have a simple step-by-step process for you to follow to make your very own homemade chicken madras from scratch. When following this recipe, your finished dish will be a fresh warming curry, you will be able to taste the heat, but it isn't too hot that it will burn your mouth. This is the perfect dish to make for the family. Following the below recipe, including the beautiful Handi Tarka Base from Aagrah Foods, ensures the cooking of an exquisite dish.
- 400g chicken
- 200ml of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon madras powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 red chilli
1 jar Handi Tarka Base
- Tablespoon oil
To begin, heat the oil (1 tablespoon) in a non-stick pan. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and stir and fry the meat for 2 to 3 minutes until the chicken is sealed.
Next, you need to add the 70ml of water and the Jar or Handi Tarka Base, then stir through.
Adding the coconut milk, Madras curry powder (to your desired taste, the curry can be as mild or as hot as you like) and the chopped up chilli pepper, continue to stir the ingredients thoroughly.
The next step you need to do is bring your Madras curry to boil and then allow it to simmer for approximately 6 to 7 minutes with the pan's lid on.
Finally, garnish your Madras curry in coriander seasoning. Best served beautifully cooked, and hot, a side dish of fresh naan bread perfectly accompanies a Chicken Madras curry for exquisite flavouring.