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Easy recipe: Swahili coconut chicken curry

 Swahili coconut chicken curry (Photo: iStock)

Tired of eating the same boring food every day? Then this Swahili coconut chicken curry recipe is exactly what you need


1kg chicken legs or drumsticks (skin on)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 large onion, sliced

1 stick curry leaves

1 teaspoon garlic mince

1 teaspoon ginger mince

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt to taste

1 glass of coconut milk

1/2 glass of coconut cream

Juice of 1 lime

Fresh coriander 


In a wok (karai) over medium heat pour in the oil and sauté the onions until soft. Add the curry leaves and mix.

Add the garlic and ginger mince and mix. Now add the curry powder, black paper and turmeric powder and mix.

Add the chicken drumsticks and thoroughly mix until all the flavours coat the chicken. Add salt, coconut milk, lime juice and coconut cream and mix, then cook until the chicken is tender.

Garnish with fresh coriander. Serve with naan. Enjoy!

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