Chicken Durban Curry | Lagos Groceries

A fusion of African and Indian!

Makes: 4-6 servings.


  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ tablespoon curry powder or garam masala
  • 1/2 tablespoon of coriander
  • 1 ¼ tablespoon of cumin
  • 2/3 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 2/3 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • ½ - 1 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 2-3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 4-6 pieces of chicken thighs or legs
  • 2-3 plum tomatoes, chopped or quartered
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 cups potatoes cubes
  • ¾ -1 cup of no salt chicken stock


In a heavy pot warmed over medium heat melt butter into oil and sauté onions, ginger, garlic 1-2 minutes.

Add curry powder/garam masala, coriander, cumin, cumin seeds, cayenne pepper, cinnamon or stick and sauté 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Increase heat to high and add the chicken, getting as much of the onion spice mixture on pieces as possible.

Add in potato cubes and stock; bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover, simmer for 25-30 minutes.

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