One Pot African Curry

African curry is a delicious chicken curry that is native to Mozambique. Influenced by Asian curry, this would certainly wow you, and you may not have any leftovers!

Why try this African curry?

Curries are very popular across the globe. Frequently voted as one of the top foods in the world. And for good reasons. From the aroma, authentic flavours and yummy taste. Who would say no to spicy curry on rice? Or curry on naan or pita bread? 

The good news is that you can pair curry with almost anything. It is one of the most versatile meals in the world!

Why all this hype about curries? Well, I am about to introduce this simple, easy to do, with fewer ingredients curry. 

Let's go over to the recipe!

How to Cook African Curry?

African Curry

Servings: 10

Prep Time: 20min

Cooking Time: 1hour 


  • 4 large chicken breasts diced to bite-size
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon cayenne pepper {to taste for seasoning chicken) Add more to sauce if you love it hot.
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 2 large bell peppers
  • 6 roma tomato
  • 1-2 habanero peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup of dried raisins or apricot
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • salt to taste


Always assemble your ingredients before cooking.

Blend tomato with bell peppers and habanero

Season chicken with salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.

Heat olive oil in a heavy-based pot and fry the chicken for about 12-15 minutes flipping the chicken halfway.

Stir in chopped onion, garlic and ginger for about 5 minutes.

Stir in curry powder for 1-2 minutes and then the tomato paste. Stir the tomato puree for about 4-5 minutes.

Stir in the tomato mixture and allow to cook for 15 minutes.

Pour in the coconut milk, zest and juice of lemon, honey and dried fruits and allow the sauce to simmer for about 15 minutes or until sauce thickens.

Serve on rice or any side of choice.

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In the meantime, Is spicy food good for you? Check this post from Cleaveland Clinic.

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