South African Durban curry

South African Durban curry

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Course Main Course
Cuisine curry, south African
Servings 4


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6-8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tbsp curry powder or garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cm fresh ginger grated
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • 1 sweet potatoes diced
  • 3 mini red pepper chopped, or 1 red pepper
  • 4-5 mushrooms halved
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam optional ( add some chutney too if desired)
  • 750 ml chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish, optional


  • In a large saucepan, over high heat, drizzle some oil. Add the chicken drumsticks and colour for 2-3 minutes until caramelised all around. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add curry powder, chili flakes and stir to coat well the chicken with the spice mix.
  • Next, add the onion, garlic, ginger, tomato, sweet potato, mushroom, and red pepper.
  • Continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes to help colour the vegetables.
  • Add in the tomato puree, apricot jam, and chicken stock. Bring to the boil and cover.
  • Simmer for 1 hour or place in the oven and cook for 90 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Check the seasoning and serve as needed.
Keyword chicken, curry, Kevin Dundon, south african