Heat the oil in a wide casserole-type pot over a medium heat. Put in the cardamom pods, the fennel, cumin and fenugreek seeds and stir. Put in the ginger and garlic and allow to cook for a minute before adding the ground coriander and cumin, the cayenne, tumeric and tomato paste.
Add the potatoes and chicken pieces, then just cover with about a pint (
If you are lucky enough to have a few leaves of coriander, sprinkle with these before serving.
Potato-pillin’ (probably peelin’) was rhyming Cockney slang for a shilling.
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