Saturday, April 30, 2011

Simply Delish - Chicken and Potato Curry



This week I cooked up a Chicken and Potato Curry. I found the recipe at Master Chef NZ and modified it a bit because I didn't have all the ingredients. It was delish but a little watery. Next time I'll stick to the recipe and it should be perfect.

Here's the recipe I should have used...

Serves 4-6




8 free-range chicken thighs, skinned, boned

1 tsp ground turmeric

5 cloves garlic, finely chopped

5cm piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped

5 tbsp vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

1 cinnamon stick

1 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds, toasted in a dry pan until fragrant and slightly darkened

large pinch chilli flakes or to taste

700g Agria potatoes, peeled and cut into 3 cm chunks

400g can crushed Italian tomatoes

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp coriander, chopped



1. Toss the chicken in the turmeric until the chicken is well coated with turmeric. Reserve.



2. Pound the garlic and ginger together with a mortar and pestle until you have a coarse paste, or finely chop each.



3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over moderate heat and add the garlic, ginger, onion, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds and chilli flakes. Brown gently for 10 minutes until the onion is soft.



4. Add the chicken thighs and fry until they have coloured all over, then add the potatoes, tomatoes, water and salt, mix well and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.



5. Uncover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce is thick. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Remove from the heat and let stand 5 minutes then stir in the coriander.



Tips



Other vegetables such as pumpkin or kumara can be added to this dish.



Always use agria potatoes as they are floury and will absorb the curry flavour.



Whenever using dry spices always toast well in a saucepan or oven to release the flavours.









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Have a great weekend.

Cheers

KB and Whitesnake



More Simply Delish recipes listed here

This recipe has been shared with Foodie Friday, It's A Keeper Thursday and Friday Potluck

6 comments:

Whitesnake said...

Believe me.......it was Simply Delish!
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KB said...

Glad you enjoyed it xxxx

Miriam said...

Great Curry! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Little Brick Ranch said...

This looks super. Perfect thing for the crazy switching of the seasons...we still need hot food over here and it is almost may!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

Yasmin said...

I love curries, and the texture of cooked potato, simply divine.

Cheers,
Yas

The Chef said...

OH, YUM! Would love for you to link this in our Star Recipes Collection.

(The Lucky Wife via The Chef @ The Saturday Evening Pot)

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