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1 whole chicken (2-3 pounds), bones and skin removed, and cut into pieces
2 tsp curry powder
1 onion, chopped
1 can (14.5 ounces) of whole peeled tomatoes, drained
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1 bay leaf
1 can (14 ounces) of unsweetened coconut milk
1 tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp salt

Nutritional information

13.4 g
64.4 g
33.4 g
1469 mg
620 mg

African Curry

  • Non Veg
    • 1 hr
    • Serves 4
    • Easy



    African curry is a gravy-based dish with the perfect balance of spices to spice up your taste buds. It makes for a delicious family meal. You can even serve it to your guests with rice, tomato chutney or onion hot sauce and they will love it!

    With spiced up chicken thighs and packed with flavorful spices, African curry is bound to make your meal memorable with a side of a sweet dish and some fragrant rice.

    Health benefits

    African curry is a good source of potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium. It is also rich in vitamin A. the chicken pieces increase the nutritional value of this dish by providing protein, which works wonders for hair, nails, and skin health. It is also involved in the building and repair of tissues, muscles, and bones.

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    How to make African Curry

    • Pour olive oil into a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
    • Add onion, garlic, and bay leaf, stir, and sauté until onion is light brown.
    • Add tomatoes, curry powder, and salt into the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes.
    • Mix in the chicken pieces and continue cooking for another 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
    • Reduce the heat to low and stir continuously.
    • Gradually pour and mix in the unsweetened coconut milk.
    • Before serving, add a few drops of lemon juice.
    • Serve hot.


    • Curry can be considered as the national dish of South Africa.
    • People across the world prepare and enjoy curry with different combinations of spices and seasonings. Different curry dishes are named as per the ingredients and spices used, and their method of cooking.
    • In South Africa, curry also varies from region to region and the African curry is among the best-known styles.
    • The origin of South African curries dates back to 250 years ago when the first Indians arrived in Natal.

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