Chicken with Tomatoes & Garam Masala

Timatar murghi

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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This simple chicken dish is a great favourite with our children. I generally serve it with Plain long-grain rice and Whole green lentils with garlic & onion.


  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2.5 cm<


  1. Heat the oil in a large, wide pot over a medium-high flame. When hot, put in the cumin seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves and peppercorns. Stir once and then put in the onions, garlic and ginger. Stir this mixture around until the onion picks up brown specks. Now put in the tomatoes, chicken, salt and cayenne.
  2. Stir to mix and bring to the boil. Cover tightly