Chicken Colombo Recipe
Chicken Colombo

Dish description

Colombo is a Creole curry from the French West Indies – Martinique and Guadeloupe, and is equivalent to Indian Curry. It originates from Sri Lanka (whose Capital is Colombo) and was brought to the French-Caribbean by Indian immigrants who came during the 19th and 20th century to work on the sugar plantations.

They brought curry powder along with them. Colombo is a thick curry which is seasoned with Poudre de Colombo (Colombo Powder) and is like a stew made with chicken, goat, lamb or pork.

Chicken Colombo Recipe
Chicken Colombo

How to Make Chicken Colombo

Chicken Colombo is very popular in French Caribbean cuisine, here is the recipe:

Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes

Chicken Colombo

Cooking Time: 60 minutes


  • Heat oil and butter in a saucepan
  • Stir in the chicken and colombo powder
  • Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes until brown.
  • Add the chicken broth, thyme, pepper, chives, parsley, onions, 1/2 can of coconut milk, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  • Heat it for 45 minutes and later turn off the heat.
  • Stir in the remaining bananas, coconut milk and pistachios

Enjoy !

Ingredients for Chicken Colombo

1kg Chicken

4 x tablespoons Colombo Powder

2 x tablespoons Chives

2 x cups Onions

2 x cups Chicken Broth

1 tsp Scotch Bonnet Pepper

1 clove Garlic

3 x tablespoons Parsley

1 x can Coconut Milk

2 x tablespoons Lime Juice

2 x tablespoons Fresh Thyme

1 x tablespoon Butter

1 x cup Banana

1/2 x cup Pistachios

1 x tablespoons Pepper

1 x tablespoons Salt

2 x tablespoons Sunflower oil

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