Chicken or Legume Madras curry

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Meat option –1 kg/ 2 lb chicken breasts or other meat chopped into chunks

or vegetarian option – 600 grams of chick peas, lentils and/or  beans

1 red onion sliced and diced

Vegetables of choice sliced – peppers yellow, red, green; mushrooms, peas, cabbage, etc

1 tin of tomato concentrate mixed with 500ml/1 pint of boiling water

1/2 tin of coconut milk or creamed coconut mixed with the tomato to smooth into a sauce

1 tablespoon of oil

1 tablespoon of hot, medium or mild madras powder or make your own madras to heat preferred



  1. Heat oil add curry powder mix into a paste once sizzling add meat or legumes for two minutes.
  2. Mix thoroughly add vegetables on top mix in thoroughly to ensure cooking for five minutes.
  3. Add tomato and coconut mixing well to the curry – cover for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Serve with Rice, poppadums, Naan bread and enjoy!