Updated Nov 24, 2014Chatelaine
- Mince garlic. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add cumin and coriander seeds. Sizzle 30 seconds. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add garlic. Stir frequently so flavours develop, 2 to 3 min. Add 1 tsp (5 mL) salt. Turn off heat. Let pan sit 3 min. Stir in yogourt, then chicken. Then increase heat to medium. Cover and gently simmer, turning chicken occasionally, until cooked through, 20 to 25 min.
- Meanwhile, for chutney, place half of cilantro, mint, jalapeno, onion, ginger, asafetida (if using) and water in a blender. Purée, scraping down sides as needed. Pour into a bowl. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Set aside.
- When chicken is cooked, stir in chutney. Serve immediately or keep covered in refrigerator up to 2 days. To reheat, bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Then reduce heat to medium-low and stir often until hot.
This delicate curry tastes best when you include both cilantro leaves and stems.
Asafetida is a pungent-smelling spice with a mild taste that’s sold at Indian grocers. However, the recipe will also taste fine without it.