1 chicken, cut into pieces

3 tablespoons clarified butter or oil

1 large onion, sliced

1-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated, or 1 tsp. ground ginger

3 medium cloves garlic, sliced or slivered

1 tsp. salt

1 stick cinnamon

2 cardamom pods

2 cloves

2 whole peppercorns

2 small chili peppers or 1 tsp. cayenne pepper


Wash the chicken and pat dry. In a large stew pot, combine all the ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, until steaming. Reduce the heat, add about 1 cup water, cover, and simmer until chicken is done.


Serves 4.


area : Southern Africa

course : poultry dish


source : The Africa News Cookbook : African Cooking for Western Kitchens / Tami Hultman