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anglo indian country captain chicken curry

Country Captain Chicken Curry - An Anglo Indian Recipe from History

Anglo Indian country captain chicken curry is one of those heritage recipes from colonial times. A very rustic chicken curry made with few spices.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 kg Chicken / country fowl
  • 2 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 3 Red Onions (big size) , sliced
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 4-5 tbsp Refined oil
  • 5-6 Black peppercorns
  • 2 inch Cinnamon sticks
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 2 Dry red chillies , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tamarind water (optional)

Recipe Instructions

  1. Wash and clean the chicken very well.

  2. Now marinate the chicken with salt, turmeric, red chilli powder,ginger paste, garlic paste for about one hour.

  3. Heat the oil in a pan, and fry the sliced onions till light brown in color.

  4. Add the marinated pieces of chicken and roast the pieces till nicely browned from all sides.

    This will take around 20 minutes.

  5. Once browned. add rest of the ingredients listed, add 2 cups water,bring to boil.

  6. Cover and cook till done.

  7. Serve with Anglo-Indian yellow rice or with plain rice.