Post: Coconut Chicken Masala with Cauliflower Rice

Coconut Chicken Masala with Cauliflower Rice

Normally a curry can be complicated and take a long time, but this one is definitely one for the favourites list. I make the curry before I head to the gym and when I came back, I finish it off with the coconut milk, coriander and lime.
Coconut Chicken Masala with Cauliflower Rice

Author: Terry
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Serves: 4
  • 2 tbsp butter or Ghee
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp of ground turmeric
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250 ml chicken stock, warmed
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 600 gram chicken pieces ( for more flavour try to use some skinned and boned chicken thighs as well)
  • Handful of fresh coriander
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cauliflower + ½ an onion, finely chopped
  1. Place the butter and onion in a large pan on a medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, spices, curry leaves and chilli and cook for 1 minute
  3. Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes
  4. Add in the warm chicken stock and chopped tomatoes and simmer for 20 mins
  5. At this stage, you can set it aside for a few hours and when ready to eat, just re-heat the contents of the saucepan
  6. Separately, grate the cauliflower.
  7. In a separate pan, cook off the onion on a medium heat for 1-2 minutes in 2 tbsp butter
  8. Add the grated cauliflower and strir fry for 5-10 minutes
  9. Season with salt and pepper
  10. When ready to serve, add the coconut milk to the simmering curry, top with chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime
  11. Place the cauliflower rice on a plate and top with the curry or serve on the side.


About Terry

Terry Lyons
Terry Lyons

Terry was a competitor on Masterchef
Ireland 2012, where he reached the final.
In what was an amazing experience, he
documented his journey on his blog, as
well as regular recipes.