Friday, August 23, 2013

Food & Diet

Healthy Indian Curry Chicken

My mum came to visit in June and she loves to cook way more than me lol. So she bought me a huge bag of spices from Nigeria, never got around unpacking the bag till I was ready to cook yesterday and I sorta got inspired to make curry. I found traditional curry spices (Cumin, Coriander, Garam Masala and Traditional curry) in the bag so I decided to go ahead and make red curry(tomatoe based curry). The spices are readily available in Nigeria and most likely everywhere else.


Chicken breasts
Diced canned tomatoes
Garam Masala
Tumeric (I used curry)
All purpose seasoning
Chili Flakes
Olive oil


1. I started off with the chicken, cut them up into little chunks and cleaned them. Then cut up some onions in it, spiced with maggi, salt, thyme, salt and all purpose seasoning. 
I mixed it up and left it to sweat in its own juices on medium heat for 10 minutes before adding any water to it.

2. Next  I cut up a large onion into chunks and put it in the blender with 4 tsps of water and then blended it into a paste. (Was not the best experience for my eyes lol)

3. I did the same thing for my garlic and ginger paste. I cut them up into chunks, added some water and blended.

4. In a sauce pan I heated up some olive oil, added in the 2 tsps of Chilli flakes, half a tsp of Coriander and half a tsp of Garam Masala and cooked for 5 mins. Smells uber yummy.

5. In then added the onion paste to the heated mix, it will splutter a bit but stir it in and let it cook for 7 minutes.

6. Next I added in the ginger - garlic paste and let it cook for about 2 minutes.

7. I then transferred the mix into a pot and added the canned tomatoes and i let it cook for 10 minutes till the tomatoes reduced. Then i added my chicken chunks and then my stock after 5 minutes. The stock provided the bulk of the spices in but i still added a little salt, maggi and al purpose seasoning to taste.

8. Let it simmer on low heat while you relax and have a glass of wine (at this point tbh I had probably had an entire bottle) lol

9. And we are done!!!! I garnished with a sprinkle of parsley...this can be served with a side of jasmine, brown or basmati rice. :)


Anonymous said...

Lovely looking curry and really nice photography too.

Tinuke / Poize Magazine

Rexie said...

I planned on making chicken curry tomorrow. Might try this version.

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