Safed Maans (Rajasthani White Chicken Curry)

Rajasthani White Chicken Curry (Safed Maans)

Rajasthani White Chicken Curry (Safed Maans)

A seasoned coconut chicken curry is tempered with yogurt.James Roper

Yogurt tempers the heat of this coconut chicken curry, a variation on a classic lamb dish from the state of Rajasthan in western India. Though the recipe is mild, the flavors are complex: the dish is seasoned with a cornucopia of toasted and raw seeds and spices, including black cumin, green and black cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, white peppercorns, white poppy seeds, and more, all lavished in a dairy-rich sauce. This recipe first appeared in the tablet edition of our August/September 2014 special India issue.