Lemon chicken curry

This recipe is ideal when life gives you lemons :)


6 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless - chopped in 2 inch cubes
1/2 cup lemon juice, preferably from fresh lemons
6 tablespoons mustard oil
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon sugar (to balance sourness from lemon)
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 dry red chilies, broken into two
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon coriander powder
Salt to taste
1/2 cup chopped cilantro


In a 3 qt saute pan, over medium heat, heat mustard oil.
When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and dry red chilies, saute for half a minute and immediately add onions.
Saute until onions begin to caramelize. Then add garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Add powdered spices along with a teaspoon of salt. Mix and cook for a minute.
Add chicken, stir nicely and cook covered for 10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes.
Add lemon juice and sugar, and cover and cook again for another 15 minutes on low heat, stirring every five minutes.
Finally add cilantro, mix and serve hot.

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