Leftover Cockerel Curry

The beauty of this dish is that you can use Sundays leftover roast cockerel and transform it into something completely different. Also, there is the perk that absolutely nothing will go to waste! This mouthwatering curry is jam packed full of flavour and fresh ingredients to tingle your tastebuds!

Preperation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 1-2 hours

Serves: 4



Approx 400g leftover cockerel
2 tbspn veg oil
1 tin whole peeled tomatoes
Rice, lime wedges and natural yoghurt to serve

2 medium red onions
3cm piece of ginger
4 large garlic cloves
large bunch of coriander – keep 1 tbspn for decoration
2 green chillies
1 red chilli
1 tspn sugar
large pinch salt


1 tbspn fennel seeds
2 tbspn cumin seeds
2 tbspn coriander seeds
1/2 tbspn peppercorns
1 cardamon pod
1/2 tbspn kashmiri chilli powder


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150.
  2. Dry fry the spices until gently warmed then pulse/grind to a powder.
  3. Blitz together all the paste ingredients until smooth, then add to the dry spice mix.
  4. Fry the mixture in the vegetable oil for 5 minutes in a large casserole dish with a tight fitting lid.
  5. Place the tinned tomatoes into a bowl and mush together with your hands – removing any tough centres.Season and mix together.
  6. Add the tomatoes to the casserole dish and fill the empty tin with water, add this to the dish also.
  7. Place in the pre-heated oven or gently simmer on the stove for 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until thickened and darkened in colour.
  8. Once the sauce is cooked add the shredded leftover cockerel and cook through.
  9. Sprinkle with the chopped coriander and serve with rice and a wedge of lime and natural yoghurt.