Creamy Chicken and Mango

Creamy Chicken and Mango in a Coconut and Cream Sauce.

Serves 2


  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 150g dried mango pieces
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Seeds of 2 Cardamon pods, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds, ground
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 450g chicken, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 20g ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 250ml coconut cream, thick
  • 150ml single cream


  1. Melt the ghee, add the onions and stir to breakup. Place a lid on the pan and cook gently over a low heat for 10 minutes; remove the lid, turn up the heat slightly and cook for a couple of minutes more until golden.
  2. Whilst the onions are cooking, add 75g of dried mango to a pan with 200ml water and the lemon juice. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a rolling simmer; aim to boil off most of the liquid by the time the onions are done.
  3. Turn the heat down low for the onions. Add the coriander, cumin, turmeric, cardamon seeds, fenugreek seeds and chilli powder and cook gently for 1 minute. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occaisionally until lightly done.
  4. Whilst the chicken is cooking, tip the boiled mango into a blender; add the garlic, ginger, tomato puree and yoghurt. Blend until smooth.
  5. Tip the mango blend into the pan with the chicken. Add the coconut, cream and remaining 75g of mango pieces. Simmer gently for 20 minutes.