Novice Hyderabadi

Novice Curry

You hunger for a curry
But you’re really in a hurry
You have this great big cravin
But you ain’t had no trainin
Don’t worry, just stop shakin
Open a jar and just start stirring
mmmmm Mr Curry Lover…

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 Tbls Mr Curry Lover Hyderabadi paste
  • 600g diced chicken breast
  • 2 chopped medium onions
  • 10g grated fresh ginger
  • 4 finely chopped garlic cloves (add a couple extra for a stronger flavour)
  • 200g tin tomatoes
  • 2 tbls oil
  • large bunch fresh coriander chopped
  • 200ml water
  • 100ml single cream (or to taste)
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan, add onions, garlic & ginger and cook on medium heat until golden brown. (approx 7 minutes)
  • Add 2 tbls Mr Curry Lover’s Hyderabadi Paste and stir to release the flavours (2 minutes)
  • Add 100 ml water and cook on medium heat (approx 5 minutes)
  • Add chicken and cook on high heat until sealed (approx 1 minute)
  • Add tomatoes and 100 ml water and cook on medium heat until the chicken is cooked and the sauce is reduced to desired consistency (approx 12 minutes)
  • Add coriander and cream, stir and serve.
    (When adding the cream try adding about 10ml first and taste, add more if required until you get the desired taste)

Milder: If everyone wants it milder add a 400g tin of tomatoes instead of 200g. If one person wants it  milder add extra cream when served.
Hotter: If everyone wants it hotter add a little chilli powder when you fry the paste. If one person wants it hotter add some chopped fresh chillies when served