I have been craving curry recently. It has been a while since I made a curry of any description, although I have made few spicy soups. When searching around for recipes, I found this one on the BBC website by Manju Malhi which caught my attention, mainly because I had pretty much all the ingredients already to hand, and also because it looked particularly quick and easy to make.
This recipe tasted great, and was extremely easy to do. I tend to do all the preparations before I start cooking, that way I can just empty the various bowls of ingredients in, TV-style, as I'm going along. It means I have more bowls to wash up, but it helps me to not forget any ingredients and make sure things go into the pot when they're supposed to.
Recipe for Chicken Kerala (Serves 3-4)
- 4 tablespoons Groundnut Oil
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 3 Green Chillies, finely chopped, seeds and all
- 2" Root Ginger, finely grated
- 2 cloves of Garlic
- ¼ teaspoon Hot Chilli Powder
- 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
- ½ teaspoon Ground Turmeric
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 400g Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 medium Tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 3-4 Potatos, cut into 3cm cubes
- 330ml Coconut Milk
- pinch of Garam Masala
I served this with Basmati Rice and garnished with some, maybe, overly browned shallots and curry leaves, however, for the photo, I just stuck a couple of Coriander leaves on top, because the shots with the onion just didn't look as nice.