yoghurt to swirl throughChicken, pork, beef, ﬁsh, vegetables
In a large saucepan or deep sauté pan over medium heat, add a tablespoon or so of oil or ghee. When it is hot, add the onion and then the garlic, diced cilantro stems and chile, stirring often, for 20 minutes.
Add the turmeric, paprika and garam masala and cook for 2 more minutes.
Add the toasted ground almonds and tomatoes and chicken stock and cook for an additional 5 minutes and then put in the coconut milk. Simmer gently for 20 minutes, add the optional ginger and cumin if using, and cook for 15 or 20 minutes more.
You can add whatever meat or veg to this sauce, topping it with cilantro and swirling plain yoghurt through.