Chinese Chipshop Curry

Chinese Chipshop Curry

We love Chinese curry in our house. It has a lovely subtle spice to it and its not too hot, perfect for the kids.

Chinese Chipshop Curry


| Serves: 2 | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes | Total Time: 50 Minutes |


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 125ml water
  • 2 1/2 tsp plain flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp self raising flour
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • Handful of mushrooms, sliced
  • 200g leftover roast chicken


  • Step 1: Gently fry onions for 3 min, add the ginger and garlic and fry for a further 30 seconds. Keep gently frying until onions have softened.
  • Step 2: Stir in all the spices and fry for a further 5 mins. Add the water then blitz into a paste. Stir in the two flours until well combined.
  • Step 3: Slowly simmer the puree for 20 min until you have a thick paste and it is dark mustard brown in colour.
  • Step 4: Add stock, mushroom and chicken. Simmer for 10 min until sauce begins to thicken. Serve with rice.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 13th September 2008 |


  1. Mmmm this does look yummy, I'm bookmarking this recipe!


  2. I like the combination of spices. But I've never heard of feugreek.I'll have to see if I can find it.

  3. oh this does sound good, we just don't get curries like you do in the UK. We are headed to London in March & going out for a good curry is at the top of our list.

  4. glad you tried this one out. Looks fantastic!

  5. I spotted this on Jules' blog too - sounds so tasty with all those lovely spices.

  6. Kat - You'll have to let me know what your itninery is? You will have a fantastic time!!

  7. Ah, Chinese chipshop curry, being from up north, I remember it well.
    It does have a very unique flavour, and this recipe looks to have captured it well. I will have to give it a whirl over the winter.

  8. This looks amazing but I've never heard of a Chinese curry with fenugreek before! I guess I'm going to have to try it soon too...

  9. I'd love to try this in my slowcooker. It sounds wonderful.

  10. That looks fabulous-I've never heard of fenugreek...I'm going to look it up right now.

  11. Oh my - this looks so good. I love curry but don't cook with it often enough. I am definitely going to make this recipe.

  12. Looks really delish Beth - a must try :)

    Rosie x

  13. What a wonderful curry, my OH would love this too.


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