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  • 4servings
  • 25minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids
VitaminsA, B2, B3
MineralsNatrium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 200 g dried apricots

  2. 250 ml water

  3. 4 tbsp vegetable oil

  4. 2 cinnamon sticks ,

  5. 2 1/2cm long

  6. 2 medium onions , chopped

  7. 2 tbsp ginger- garlic paste

  8. 600 g chicken , boned and diced

  9. 1 pinches salt

  10. 4 medium tomatoes , chopped

  11. 2 tbsp coriander , chopped

  12. 8 large dried chillies

  13. 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  14. 1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds

  15. 2 1/2 cm cinnamon sticks

  16. green cardamom

  17. 5 cloves

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Soak the apricots overnight in water until swollen and soft. Remove the stones if you like after softened. However, this may result in a change of texture as they may get pulped during cooking and blend in with the gravy.

  2. To make the masala paste, grind together the dried chillies, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves with as little water as possible to make a thick paste.

  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy-based pan until hazy and add the cinnamon sticks. When absorbed and puffed a bit, approximately one and a half minutes, add the onions and fry until browned, stirring often, around 5-10 minutes.

  4. When the onions are browned, add the garlic and ginger paste, masala and fry, stirring often, until the oil, which has been absorbed, is released slowly around the edges of the combined masala and onions.

  5. Add the chicken and fry for 4-5 minutes or until half done. Add salt and check for seasoning.

  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and the soaked apricots (together with any soaking water), mix well, cover and simmer until the chicken is done.

  7. If the sauce becomes too thin, uncover and cook for a few minutes until the consistency is like that of rich tomato gravy, however, do not overcook the chicken.

  8. Blend in the chopped coriander and check the seasoning.

  9. Serve garnished with crispy straw potatoes, which the Parsees call 'Sali'. Bread, plain rice or chappatties are excellent accompaniments.

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