Chicken Navratan Curry

Chicken Navratan Curry

(Navratan meaning ‘nine jewels’ – as this dish is made up of nine key ingredients!)

You will need:

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped potatoes
1 cup chopped fresh green beans
salt to taste
1 cup water
1 cup coconut cream


1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add cumin seeds. Cook until seeds begin to pop and crackle, 1 to 2 minutes. Cook and stir onion and garlic into cumin seeds until onions are slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

Add turmeric and chili powder; stir to coat. Stir in tomato puree until fully incorporated, 1 to 2 minutes.

2. Cook and stir chicken, carrots, potatoes, and green beans into onion mixture. Season with salt.

Cover the skillet with a lid and lower heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are about half cooked, about 10 minutes.

3. Whisk water and coconut cream together in a bowl; pour into chicken and vegetable mixture.

Cover skillet and simmer until chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink in the center and vegetables are tender, 5 to 10 more minutes.