Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Keyword Easy
Servings 6
Calories 512 kcal


  • 700 g Chicken drumstick skin removed
  • 700 g Chicken breast or thigh diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Small onion finely chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ tsp Thyme leaves removed from sprigs
  • 8 Fresh curry leaves chopped
  • ½ Bunch coriander finely chop bottom half of stem to season, keep remaining for garnish
  • 1 ¼ cup Chicken stock liquid
  • 2 tbsp Mauritian curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Tumeric powder
  • 150 g Tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 500 g Fresh small white potatoes peeled and cut into halves


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a large saucepan, add oil, onion, garlic, thyme, curry leaves, and coriander stem together cooking over medium-low heat until simmer.
  • Stir in chicken drumsticks, and 1 cup chicken liquid stock then continue cooking for 15 minutes over medium heat covered, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in chicken breast or thigh and continue cooking for 10 minutes covered or until cooked.
  • Meanwhile, rinse and place prepared potatoes in a microwave-safe container, filling with boiling water slightly below the top of the potato level. Microwave on high for 5 minutes to soften, if the potatoes aren't softened after 5 minutes, continue microwaving in 1-minute increments until done. Drain and set aside.
  • In a separate cup, mix remaining ¼ cup chicken liquid stock with curry powder and turmeric powder to create a paste.
  • Stir curry paste into the saucepan, mix well and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato puree and tomato paste.
  • Stir in potatoes and reduce heat to low, let simmer covered for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Where necessary, gradually add hot water to maintain the sauce to the desired liquid.
  • Sprinkle with chopped coriander prior to serving.
  • Serve over steamed rice or farata alongside tomato chutney.


  • Let the sauce thicken for serving with farata, addition of water is recommended for serving over rice.

Bon appétit!


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