Chicken madras is a popular curry recipe that is only for true spice connoisseurs due to its high level of spice. It is a popular favourite amongst chicken curries.
Chicken madras is thought to have originated somewhere in southern India, and its name derives from Madras, now known as Chennai.
Despite not being as spicy as chicken vindaloo, chicken madras is considered one of the spicier curries due to the use of chilli powder and paprika.
The use of chilli powder and paprika also contributes to the vibrant red colour that is commonly associated with chicken madras. To further enhance the colour canned tomatoes and tomato paste are used.
As it is known for its high heat levels, if you’re not a fan of spice this chicken curry recipe is probably one that you’re best at avoiding. Butter chicken or chicken korma are milder curries that are just delicious.
Many restaurants make a base gravy for the masala and then use it as needed. This masala is frequently made ahead of time. So, you are much better off making this homemade version for a fresher and healthier option.
Madras spice mixtures and jarred masalas are also widely available in supermarkets. Although this does make the process easier, this recipe is so simple that no store-bought masalas or spice blends are required.
It makes little difference what type of cut is used or whether it is boneless or not. Usually boneless is used, but it does not matter.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander for garnish and serve with steamed basmati rice, homemade naan, or chapatti.
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