Chicken Curry (Kukul Mas)

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Chicken Curry (Kukul Mas)
Chicken Curry
Susan Now

Chicken Curry

A mainstay of Sri Lankan cuisine, this dish was the first curry I learned to make. Like any curry, its flavor is greatly enhanced the longer it has been marinating prior to cooking, and it tastes even better the next day. I use thighs with the bone in when I make this dish as breast meat tends to dry out. 

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6
Servings
479
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 whole fryer chicken, cut into parts
  • 3 Tablespoons roasted curry powder*
  • 1-2 Teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 Teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • One 2-inch piece ginger, chopped
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • One 2-inch stalk lemongrass
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 3 cloves
  • One 1-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 Cup coconut milk
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste

Directions

Wash and clean the chicken, removing most fat and split the thighs, breasts, and legs. Place the chicken in bowl with the curry powder, cayenne, and vinegar. Mix well with hands and set aside for at least 30 minutes. NOTE: Marinate the chicken overnight for optimum results.

In a large pot, heat the oil. Once hot, add the onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, lemongrass, cardamom pods, cloves, and cinnamon stick. Fry until the onions are golden brown.

Add chicken pieces one by one, stirring occasionally until chicken is browned.

Add a little water to the bowl that contained the chicken and slosh around to catch any remaining marinade and add to pot. Cover and cook on medium heat for 20 minutes.

Stir in the coconut milk and some salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and simmer for additional 2 minutes.
 

Chicken Curry Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Curry Cooking Tip

Wash everything that chicken touches with soap and hot water.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
56%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
71%
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Protein
30g
61%
Carbs
8g
3%
Vitamin A
75µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
7.9%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
31.6%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
10µg
12%
Calcium
60mg
6%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
25µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
25µg
6%
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
65mg
16%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
55%
Phosphorus
292mg
42%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
530mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.6%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.5%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
17%

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