Sunday, January 24, 2010

Indian Curry

Collin and I fell in love with Indian food a few year ago, but had not yet mastered making any version of it at home. We have some Indian friends that have cooked for us but they use Indian spices they brought from India with them so I couldn't really ask for the recipe.
We would eat the "Mormon" chicken curry that is broccoli, chicken, mayo, cheese, and cream of chicken soup served over rice. Which is delicious but not very authentic or nice on the waist line.

The other night I was determined and searched the Internet for a recipe and this is what I found. It was simple (albeit it has a lot of ingredients, but easy enough) and has officially been welcomed into our rotation of regular meals.
As a side note, I took a big risk making this when we were having company over. I kept thinking what will we do if this is a complete flop? Luckily we all enjoyed it, and I'm sure you will to. Well maybe not Anna as it does have a bit of a kick to it.

Don't you love that this picture is so obviously taken as an after thought. :) Dinner was so good this is all that was left.

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
salt to taste
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until lightly browned. Stir in garlic, curry powder, cinnamon, paprika, bay leaf, ginger, sugar and salt. Continue stirring for 2 minutes. Add chicken pieces, tomato paste, yogurt, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove bay leaf, and stir in lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Simmer 5 more minutes.


red said...

Wow fancy pants!!! Daniel ate at an Indian restaurant once...he loved it...but had heart burn for like a week. That recipe looks pretty simple actually. Is there anything you can substitute for the garlic and or onions though? Once again a masterpiece you will be making for me in a few short weeks :)

Eve said...

Um yes, please. That looks really, really tasty.