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  • 2 tbsps oil
  • 1 large onion
  • thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • crushed
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger
  • 3 tbsps curry paste
  • 3 large tomatoea
  • roughly chopped
  • 300g cooked chicken
  • few nigella seeds
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • pilau rice
  • coriande
  • toasted flaked almonds
  • 1 red onion
  • finely chopped and fried
  • handful of roasted cashews
  • sprinkle of mustard seeds


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 200C

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large pan and add the garlic, ginger, onions and fry gently

Step 3

Add the tomatoes and curry paste and mix well. Fry for a few mins

Step 4

Add the chicken, squeeze over the lemon juice and stir in the nigella seeds. Season well with salt and pepper

Step 5

Place in the base of an oven proof dish

Step 6

In a large bowl mix the rice with the coriander and almonds

Step 7

Layer over the chicken mix

Step 8

Top with the fried onions, roasted cashews, nigella seeds and mustard seeds

Step 9

Cover and cook in the oven for 20 mins


Serve with naan bread, mango chutney and cranberry sauce

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