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‘The Curry That Tastes Like a Bhuna’

The Tastes Like A Bhuna Curry.
The Tastes Like A Bhuna Curry = Delicious!
Prep TimeCook Time
15 mins1 hour 30 mins

Servings: 2

Carbs per Serving: 18g


This recipe needs

  • 2x large chicken breasts, diced
  • 200g or a 6oz tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1x fennel, finely chopped
  • 2x garlic cloves, crushed
  • 125 mls or 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 Tbsp fat (I use lard)
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder (mild, medium or hot, the choice is yours)
  • 3/4 tsp salt (1/4 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp salt)
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp dried ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp dried ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp dried ground turmeric

How to make it

  • 2x large chicken breasts, diced
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder(mild, medium or hot, the choice is yours)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Add the above ingredients together at the beginning.


  • 3 Tbsp fat

Heat the fat in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat.

Pre-cook the chicken mix till it’s just done, then remove it from the pan.


  • 1x fennel, finely chopped

Add the fennel to the same pan and cook till soft.


  • 2x garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp dried ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp dried ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp dried ground turmeric

Extras to add

  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, add with the other spices

Turn the heat down to medium.

Add the garlic herbs and spices, keep stirring for this bit, and cook for 5 mins.


  • 1 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 200g or 6oz tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 125 mls or 1/2 cup coconut cream

Add the puree, chopped tomatoes, coconut cream and simmer for 15 mins.


Re-add the chicken.

Simmer for a further 30 mins.


Blogging stuff! 🙂

When I first made this my husband declared at the first mouthful “I like it. It tastes like something I have at an Indian… but I don’t know what.”

“Well, it is supposed to be a curry.” I replied.

After a few more mouthfuls… “Maybe a korma.” He didn’t sound too sure.

Halfway through… “It tastes like a bhuna!”

Ever since it’s been ‘the curry that tastes like a bhuna’.


And on the side…


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