Joint the chicken quite small, using poultry shears to cut thighs into two and breasts into several pieces. In a heavy frying pan, heat the oil, and fry one of the chopped onions with the salt until lightly browned. Grind together the red chillies, turmeric root, almonds, lime leaves or bay leaf, lemon grass and curry powder or paste, and add this paste to the pan. Fry for 5–8 minutes until fragrant, adding
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