Chicken Curry Jaipur

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2 1⁄2 hours 6 Servings Print RecipeEmail Recipe


4poundstewing chicken (cut up)
3cuphot water
2 1⁄2teaspoonsalt
3 peppercorns
1 onion (studded with four cloves)
2⁄3cuponion (minced)
3tablespooncurry powder
1cupcoconut milk
1⁄8teaspoonground black pepper
3tablespoonpreserved or crystallized ginger
1⁄4teaspoonground cloves
1teaspoonfresh mint (or 1/2 tsp crushed dried mint)
1⁄4cuplime juice
1⁄2cupheavy cream


Place the chicken in a deep kettle or Dutch oven with the water, two teaspoons of the salt, the peppercorns, onion and carrot. Cover and simmer one hour.

Remove the chicken from the broth and cool. Reserve broth. Cut the chicken into small pieces, removing the skin and bones.

Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onion and saute until tender, but not brown. Stir in the curry powder.

Gradually stir in the coconut milk and one cup of the strained chicken broth. Add the pepper, remaining salt, ginger, cloves and mint. Cover and cook over low heat thirty minutes.

Add the chicken pieces and continue cooking until the chicken is tender, about thirty minutes longer. Just before serving, stir in the lime juice and then the cream.

Serve on hot rice with chutney and other condiments.

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