Royal Chicken Curry

Following our Platinum Jubilee Coronation Chicken recipe yesterday, today we have another royal recipe from Shemin.

The brief was to make a curry fit for a Queen. The sauce had to be luxourious, the taste had to be tremendous, only the best of everything!

Everyone at Shemin’s HQ agreed. This recipe is one of the best we have ever made. A royal curry, fit for any Queen, Prince or Peasant! 🙂


  • 180g natural Greek yoghurt
  • 100g Shemins Indian Curry Paste
  • 2 green chilli’s chopped finely (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 800g chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp ghee or cooking oil
  • 1 heaped tbsp Shemins Garam Masala
  • 2½  tbsp sultanas
  • 30g flaked almonds, toasted in a dry pan until lightly browned


  1. Put the Greek yoghurt in a bowl then whisk until smooth and creamy.  Add Shemins Indian Curry Paste, green chillies, half the salt and pepper, and fresh coriander then mix. Set aside.
  2. Take the chicken pieces and mix with the rest of the salt and pepper. Put the oil into a non-stick pan, with a lid, and set over a medium heat. When hot, add half the chicken pieces to the pan in a single layer along with the bay leaves.
  3. When browned add half the Shemin’s Garam Masala and cook for half a minute. Remove into a bowl along with the bay leaves. Repeat with the second half of the chicken and Shemin’s Garam Masala. Set aside the chicken.
  4. Put the sultanas into the same hot oil. The sultanas should plump up quickly. Then add the chicken and the juices back into the pan. Stir in the spiced yoghurt and mix well.
  5. Bing to a simmer, cover and cook gently for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, stirring once or twice.
  6. If the sauce is too runny remove the lid, turn up the heat to reduce the sauce until it is thick and clings to the chicken. When ready to serve sprinkle the toasted almonds over the chicken.
  7. Serve with rice and / or Shemin’s Indian Breads.
Serves 4

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