Chicken in Yoghurt - Thermomix Recipes from Steph

Chicken in Yoghurt


40g Oil

2 small Onions, peeled and quartered

2 hot fresh Green Chillies, or to taste

10g fresh Coriander – save a few leaves for the garnish

20g Ginger Root, roughly cut

10g cloves Garlic

2 tsp Ground Cumin

2 tsp Ground Coriander

½ tsp Turmeric

1 tsp Salt

100g Water

500g Chicken, cut into 2 to 3cm pieces

70g Tomato purée

500g thick Plain Yoghurt

A few torn coriander leaves to garnish (optional)


Place oil into TM bowl and cook for 1 minute at Varoma temperature on speed 1.

Add onions, chillies, fresh coriander, ginger and garlic into bowl. Mince for 10 seconds on speed 5.

Scrape down the sides and lid of the TM bowl with the spatula.

Cook for 5 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 2. Leave MC off.

Add dry spices and salt, sprinkling them onto the onion mixture.

Cook for 3 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 2 with the MC off.

Add water and cook for 5 minutes at Varoma Temperature on speed 1 with the MC on.

Add chicken, tomato purée and yoghurt into TM bowl. Stir with the spatula to push the meat under the surface of the sauce.

Cook for 20 minutes at 100°C on Reverse + speed soft with the MC on.

Taste and adjust seasoning and add a little more salt if necessary.

Serve with Basmati Rice. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.


  1. avatar Di B Says:

    Wonderful flavours. Could the rice be cooked in the basket during the final 20 minutes of this recipe?
    If that would work, then we could also steam some veges in the varoma and have an entire meal done.

  2. avatar Steph Says:

    Hi Di,

    The rice can’t be cooked in the bowl as the chicken in yogurt fills the bowl to at least 3/4 full. You would also find it difficult to steam in the Varoma with the density of food cooking in the jug.

    Steph xo

  3. avatar Lindsey Says:

    You could do the chicken first, place it in the thermomix warmer. Then do the rice and veges together. Just takes a little longer, but not really as it cooks so fast. :)

  4. avatar AnnaM Says:

    Delicious! next time i will use a kg of chicken as there was lots of yummy sauce to go around.

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