Spicy Durban Chicken Curry

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Flavorful Spicy Durban Chicken Curry

Prepare to ignite your taste buds with our Fiery Spicy Durban Chicken Curry. This recipe is a spicy sensation, featuring succulent chicken simmered in a rich, aromatic curry sauce that delivers an unforgettable culinary experience.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner, Main, Main Course, Main meal
Cuisine South African
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 648 kcal


  • ¼ cup oil
  • 8 chicken thigh fillets cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 cinnamon quills
  • 1 tbsp mild masala curry powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds crushed
  • 10 curry leaves plus extra fried to serve
  • 400 gram Tomatoes, mutti polpa finely chopped
  • 2 potatoes peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 lebanese cucumber finely chopped
  • shredded coconut to serve
  • nigella seeds to serve
  • Lime wedges to serve
  • Roti to serve


  • Heat 1 tbs oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Cook half the chicken, turning, for 6 minutes or until browned.
  • Drain on paper towel. Repeat with another 1 tbs oil and remaining chicken.
  • Add remaining 1 tbs oil to pan and cook onion, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, cinnamon, curry powder, ginger, fennel and curry leaves, then cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Return chicken to pan with tomato and potato, and 1 cup (250ml) water. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 10 minutes or until potato is tender and chicken is cooked through.
  • Top the curry with cucumber and scatter with coconut and nigella seeds. Serve with lime wedges and roti on the side.


Calories: 648kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 38gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 178mgPotassium: 635mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 351IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
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