A madras curry is a fairly hot curry with a dark red thick sauce (the colour comes from the chillies and paprika). It’s got slightly tangy notes to it from the addition of tamarind and fenugreek. The chicken is not marinated in this dish, and the spices are often dry-fried or roasted. The sauce is usually a smooth sauce.
We’re using a madras spice mix in this recipe, but will also add in a few extra spices. To get the lovely smooth sauce, we’ll be blending the onion and also using passata (rather than tinned tomatoes – which are quite lumpy).
A rich, fragrant and relatively hot curry, chicken madras is easy to make at home in one pan. Blending the onion gives the sauce a thick and sumptuous texture. A great Friday night curry!