Monday, March 28, 2011

Indian Chicken Curry

Modified from this Recipe.  It's basically the same except I added a few things.

2-4 chicken breasts cut up into bite sized pieces (we used two because there are only two of us)
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 an onion peeled and cut into 1/4 inch wedges
1 potato cubed
1/4 c. or more frozen peas
Golden raisins (optional)
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger (I used the stuff in a jar)
1 tsp. crushed garlic (again from a jar)
1 Tbsp. hot Madras curry powder (I used 1 Tbsp. but I would probably add a little more next time)
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (10 oz) can coconut milk
4 whole cloves
4 pods cardamom
1 cinnamon stick
salt to taste
2 Tbsp. brown sugar

  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry; season with salt and pepper. Cut into bite size pieces. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Saute chicken until browned. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  2. Saute onions in skillet until translucent; add ginger and garlic and saute until fragrant, then stir in curry powder. Make sure it is hot Madras curry powder
  3. Return chicken to skillet and add tomato sauce, coconut milk, potato, peas, raisins, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon stick, and brown sugar.  Season with salt to taste and stir together.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer about 20-25 min. Serve over rice.


Emily said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing! Where'd you find the hot madras curry powder?

Melinda said...

You're Welcome :) The hot Madras curry powder was just at the grocery store. Although I did go to the "nicer" grocery store (Harmons) in the area. The McCormick brand of spices makes the one I used:

holtkamp said...

yum, that sounds so good! my work smells like curry so much i haven't been craving indian food ha, ha!

Tara said...

Note to Self: Do not thoughtlessly add mass amounts of turmeric... Also, make/buy naan.

Question: Why do some Indian curries have yoghurt in them while others do not?

Melinda said...

Yes! Naan too! I forgot that! The places that sell naan near us are way overpriced though. Maybe it'd be worth it to splurge. That's a good question about the yogurt. I'm not sure. I made another Indian curry with yogurt, but no coconut milk), and it turned out really bitter and hot. But, I think it just wasn't a good recipe.