Chicken Bhuna Masala - a Chicken Curry

Serves 2

1 teaspoon cumin seed
1 teaspoon coriander seed
1 teaspoon cardamom pod
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 chicken breast, uncooked and cut into cubes
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cinnamon stick
2 large tomatoes, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup white wine
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 cup cooked basmati rice

1. In a large skillet, toast the cumin, coriander, and cardamom over low heat until you smell the spices, about 1 minute. Grind the spices finely in a spice grinder.
2. Add oil to the skillet, and heat over medium-high until the oil is very hot or smoking. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Let the chicken brown before stirring; and brown evenly on each side.
3. Add the curry powder, chili powder, cinnamon, tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, coconut milk along with the rest of the ground spices and white wine. Bring to a boil, and then simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour.
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add the cilantro.