C46 Chicken Rajasthani

This recipe was inspired by the "Quick and Easy Indian Cook Book" by 'The Three Sisters' but modified to suit a single portion and cooked in the BIR (British Indian Restaurant) style rather than the traditional style. Some of the ingredients have been adjusted to suit this changed style. It owes more to traditional flavouring (not typical BIR spicing) than what's typically offered at a high street "curry house" - a pleasant change nonetheless.


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2 tbspn oil 300 ml c46 curry base sauce (see note 1)
¼ tspn cumin seeds 1 tspn (heaped) ground almonds
50 gm onion (prepared weight) 1 tspn (heaped) desiccated coconut
1 tspn ginger (grated) 1 portion chicken breast (see preparation)
1 tspn garlic (crushed) ¼ tspn salt
½ tspn (heaped) chilli powder 3 tbspn yogurt
½ tspn (heaped) ground coriander ½ tspn ground cardamom
¼ tspn ground ginger 1 green chilli (optional)



  1. Heat the oil in a wok or heavy pan and cook the cumin seeds for about 30 sec.
  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring regularly, for 2 min.
  3. Add the ginger/garlic paste and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  4. Stir in the chilli powder, ground coriander and ground ginger and cook, stirring, for 1 min, adding a little c46 base sauce if required to prevent drying and burning.
  5. Stir in the ground almonds and desiccated coconut and cook, stirring, for about 2 min, adding a little c46 base sauce if required to prevent drying and burning.
  6. Add the chicken, salt and 80 ml of c46 base sauce and cook, stirring regularly, for 3 min, adding c46 base sauce as required to maintain the desired sauce consistency, although the dish should be dryish.
  7. Reduce the heat and stir in the yogurt and heat through for 1 min.
  8. Stir in the ground cardamom.


  1. Serve with rice and garnish with the green chilli (optional) and, finally, a little freshly chopped coriander.


(1) Dilute the c46 base sauce with 100 ml of water and warm before use. Other base sauces can be used, diluted or not, as required by the specific base sauce used.

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The main ingredients
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The finished meal

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