Coriander Chicken


  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 5 – 7ml coarse salt
  • 30ml coriander seeds, pounded
  • 10ml crushed ginger
  • 10ml crushed garlic
  • 10 – 15ml red chilli powder
  • 700g deboned chicken thighs
  • 5ml roasted ground cumin
  • 5ml roasted ground coriander
  • 5ml garam masala
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 400g tinned diced tomatoes
  • 10ml Magic Masala
  • Coriander and curry leaves, to garnish



  1. Heat the olive oil in a 30cm pot.
  2. Add the chopped onion and coarse salt. 
  3. Sauté until the onion is light golden and add the pounded coriander seeds.
  4. Add the crushed ginger and garlic and fry until fragrant. 
  5. Add the red chilli powder and stir for a few seconds.
  6. Stir the chicken thighs into the onion and chili mixture.
  7. Once the thighs are sealed, add the cumin, coriander, garam masala and turmeric.
  8. Stir well to coat the chicken with the spices and then add the tomatoes.
  9. Simmer until the sauce thickens. 
  10. Sprinkle the Magic Masala over the cooked chicken.
  11. Simmer for a minute and garnish with fresh curry leaves and coriander.