Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chicken Curry


I made this wonderful chicken curry last week sometimes I feel sorry for my Indian hubby who isn't getting enough spicy food. The key to this curry is the first stage where you saute the onions and whole spices and grind with coconut to make a paste to add later. I once went to my father in laws village in India and had a chicken curry wow so good, it was more than likely the chicken on the roof I was taking pictures of earlier!, now that's fresh and local!



South Indian Chicken Curry 

Ingredients:


  • one pack of chicken legs or thighs with the bone, that's the fun part to eat with your fingers and pull the meat of the bone :-)
  • one red onion chopped, 1/2 for the paste (chopped/diced) and 1/2 for curry sliced
  • 3 small chopped tomatoes
  • 4 small chopped potatoes par boiled
  • 1/2 a cup of coconut shredded unsweetened
  • 2 teaspoons of Garam masala
  • one teaspoon coriander powder
  • one tablespoon masala powder or a chicken curry powder from an Indian store
  • salt to taste
  • one stick of cinnamon
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/2 a cup of fresh coriander/cilantro
  • ginger/garlic paste about 2 teaspoons
Method:

  1. heat a little canola oil and then add cloves, cinnamon and onions and saute for 4-5 minutes then add a little tomato and the coconut and a dash of masala powder, grind and keep the paste for later
  2. meanwhile boil the potatoes to soften slightly
  3. then heat some more canola oil add sliced onion, ginger/garlic paste and the chicken legs and saute on high for 5 minutes to brown, add about one teaspoon of masala powder to coat chicken more can be added for extra heat as desired for 3 minutes
  4. then add the tomatoes and turn down to a lower heat with the coriander powder and garam masala, salt to taste
  5. after 10 minutes add the onion, spice and coconut paste and simmer for 30 minutes add chopped coriander/cilantro near the end and for garnish
  6. enjoy with rice or chapati 

memories from our last trip to India in September :-)



What are your favorite curry recipes?


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