Susan's Chicken

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

6-8 chicken pieces (breasts and thighs with the skins on)

2 large onions, chopped

in. piece of fresh ginger, finely grated

8 cloves garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon powdered aniseed

1 teaspoons chili powder

teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3 teaspoons coriander powder

teaspoon turmeric

6 large tomatoes, chopped

salt to taste

fresh coriander, chopped

Heat the oil in a pan, and fry the chicken pieces until they are browned on all sides. Take out of the pan and set aside. In the same oil, fry the onions until browned. Add the ginger and garlic and fry for 6 minutes. Add the aniseed, chili powder, black pepper, turmeric and 1 teaspoons coriander powder. Fry, stirring for 1 or 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and simmer until the sauce thickens. Add the chicken pieces and simmer until the meat has cooked through and is tender. Sprinkle on the last 1 teaspoons of coriander powder and simmer for 5 minutes. Sprinkle on the fresh coriander and serve. Serves 4-6.

(From Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors)

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