Dharish’s Chicken Curry

Dharish's Chicken Curry

Serves 4

When we lived in London we lived in an area with a curry house on every corner. However, we rarely ate out at an Indian restaurant because Dharish lived around the corner and her curries could not be beaten. Some of my fondest London food memories are the lavish Indian feasts that Dharish would cook for us and our friends. We still salivate when we think of them even now!

Dharish’s  curries are probably some of  the best in the Northern Hemisphere and one of the things I miss most about living in London. She really is the Queen of Curries and when we left the mother country, we begged her to give us a recipe or three, so that we could continue to enjoy her recipes down under. Of course, being Dharish, and being fabulous as she is, she happily obliged.

We’ve been regularly cooking this curry it’s ever since because it’s quick, healthy and it’s spicy but nicey! Talking of healthy, if you’re all aboard the Weight Watchers or Slimming World train, this curry will see you right, just see notes below.

If you like your curry in a hurry, you’ll love this and if you have a Thermomix, check out the conversion here.


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 red onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon mild chilli powder

1 teaspoon garam masala

2 teaspoons curry powder

400g tin chopped tomatoes

500g boneless chicken thighs, diced

2 small potatoes, peeled and diced evenly (1cm)

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2cm piece of fresh ginger, grated

Fresh coriander, chopped (to garnish)

How to

  1. Fry onions in a large pan until golden brown.
  2. Add all the spices and fry for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add tomatoes and simmer until soft.
  4. Add ginger, garlic and potatoes.
  5. Add chicken and cook until sauce has thickened and the chicken is done (about 25-30 minutes.)
  6. Garnish with coriander, if desired.

Other info

Prep and cooking time:  35 minutes

TIP! If you like your curry with all the flavour, but without the heat, simply omit or reduce the chilli powder

5 points per serve on Weight Watchers

1.5 syns per serve on Slimming World (or syn free if using Fry Light)