Fiji Chicken Curry

Life At The Table Fiji Chicken Curry. A bowl of Fiji Chicken Curry served on a bed of jasmine rice with fresh limes as a garnish in a white bowl sitting on a wooden table.

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Break out of your boring dinner time routine and make this simple and flavor-filled Fiji Chicken Curry. Your tastebuds are going to love it.


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  • 1 cup onion, medium dice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons, jalapeño, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (generous) tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon meat masala
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon whole fenugreek seeds
  • 1 lb chicken, diced (breast or boneless thighs)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1 cup potato, medium dice
  • 1 cup eggplant, medium dice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Additional lime for wedges as a garnish
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) of chopped cilantro for garnish
  • red pepper flakes for garnish (optional)
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add just enough olive to the skillet to coat the bottom of the skillet and give it swirl.
  3. Add the onions and sauté until almost translucent.
  4. Add the ginger, tomatoes, and jalapeños, and sauté an additional minute.
  5. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  6. Add the meat masala, mustard seed, and fenugreek, and sauté an additional minute or two.
  7. Add the chicken and sauté for a minute or two.
  8. Add the coconut milk, water, and curry leaves.
  9. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  10. Add the potatoes, simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  11. Add the eggplant and simmer for 5 minutes more.
  12. Check the potatoes and eggplant to ensure they are tender. Add a few minutes of cooking time to the dish if needed.
  13. Remove from the heat once the potatoes and eggplant are tender.
  14. Add the juice of 1 lime.
  15. Taste and adjust the seasoning with kosher salt as needed.
  16. Serve over Jasmine rice and garnish with cilantro.


  • You can substitute garam masala for the meat masala; add the garam masala at the end of the cooking time to preserve the flavors; taste and add more garam masala as needed for a more robust flavor.
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