This recipe is adapted from the palm oil chicken curry.I used to cook this when I was living in Nigeria. Palm oil is extracted from the kernel of oil palm and is reddish in colour. In Brazil it is known as Oleo de Dende..It is commonly used for cooking in West Africa, Southeast Asia and Bahia (Brazil). If you can't find this oil you may use normal cooking oil. I have used palak (spinach) in the place of African greens. (You may use any other green leafy vegetable too).
This curry is usually served with pounded yam in West Africa. We dip it in the gravy and relish it. The tastestill lingers in my mouth. In India we can only find this yam in Kerala. The curry can also be served with plain rice.
Chicken .... 400 gms
Onions ......1 (finely chopped)
Tomato puree ..... 1/2 cup
Red chilli paste .......... 2 tbsps
Spinach ...................... 1 cup
Roasted groundnuts/ peanuts .... 1/2 cup ( blend into a paste adding water)
African spice mix or garam masala ........... 1 tbsp.
Salt ........................... to taste
Palm oil or any oil ..... 4-5 tbsps
1. Heat a little oil and stir fry the onion until pink in colour.
2.Add the chicken pieces and garam masala and stir fry for 5 minutes. Simmer for few minutes.
3. Now add the tomato puree and chilli paste. Saute and dd sufficient water to cook the chicken and let it simmer.
4. When half done stir in the peanut paste and chopped spinach leaves. Add salt and let it simmer till done.
Serve with pounded yam or plain boiled rice.
See the detailed recipe process in the Video :
Mmmm Looks yummyyy didi!! When r u making it for meeeeeeeeee?ReplyDelete
Punam ...anytime for you dear.Delete
Looks at the delcious gravy that it self makes me drool.ReplyDelete
Happy Cook ... Thanks.Do try it out :-)Delete
Sounds absolutely delicious, cant wait to try..ReplyDelete
Thanks Priya.I'm sure u'll love it :)Delete
first time to ur blog ,thia peanut chicken looks sooooo delicious ...love the gravy ..yummy ..n chicken biryani looks awesome ...mmm ..love ur collection of recipes ..u all r doing a gr8 job
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This is great . I make palak chicken but with peanuts it should be interesting.ReplyDelete
Do try it out Sangeeta and thanks for visiting my space.Delete
Shobha, peanut chicken curry looks delicious! I should try adding peanuts for gravy. Thanks for linking it to Chicken Feast!ReplyDelete
Must try this one UshaDelete
Hi Shobha ,ReplyDelete
Peanut chicken curry looks
tooooooo hot and Spicy :))))))
Rich Look Shobha!!!
it looks stunning,shld try sometime.ReplyDelete
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Thanks Meena .. must tryDelete
I'm really amazed at how so many African dishes are so similar to the Indian Curries. Living in Nigeria, you must have tasted most of the local dishes.ReplyDelete
Yes Mayuri.. There are many dishes that I relished over there and miss them. I think I must start making them with whatever ingredients available.Delete
This is very similar to a Ghanian chicken dish I make often called Chicken Palaver. It is always a big hit and I am sure this one is just as deliciousReplyDelete
Yes Mireille, Ghanian dishes also are similar to Nigerian.Delete