Martinique Coconut Chicken Curry

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Appears in
Caribbean Food Made Easy

By Levi Roots

Published 2009

  • About

In this delicious and beautiful dish you get the full diversity of the Caribbean kitchen, encompassing such ingredients as papaya, aubergine, mango and even tamarind. This is a dish for a party! Make it as hot as you want by adding more chilli. In the Caribbean it would be served hot, hot, hot!


  • 4 tbsp sunflower or groundnut oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 chicken pieces (a mixture of thigh


  • Pound everything for the spice mix into a paste in a mortar using a pestle.
  • Heat half the oil in a large flameproof casserole or heavy-based saucepan, season the chicken and brown on all sides. Remove and set aside. In the remaining oil, cook the onions, squash, aubergine and potato (if the pan isn’t big enough, cook the onion and aubergine first, then add the squ