Thursday 10 May 2007

Jeena's Chicken Curry

This curry was delicious!

The infusion of all the spices is just wonderful, so why not give Jeena's chicken curry a go and enjoy this dish of spicy love.

For the Spices

3 tsp Turmeric
2 tsp Ground Coriander
2 tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
3 tsp Garam Masala
approx Inch Cube Fresh Ginger(chopped small)
2 Large Garlic Cloves(chopped small)
Methi/Fenugreek(large pinch)
Dried Coriander(large pinch)
3 Dried Curry Leaves(crushed)
Coriander Seeds(pinch)
Cumin Seeds(pinch)
Mustard Seeds(pinch)

For the Main
1 Red Capsicum/Pepper(chopped)
1 Green Capsicum/Pepper(chopped)
3 Small Onions(chopped)
2 Small Onions(finely chopped)

2 Large Handfuls Mushrooms
3-4 Chicken Breasts(chopped)
Ghee (or olive oil if you want to be extra healthy)

1/2 cup Creamed Tomato's(if you like the tomato taste to curry add a little more)

To Get Started

First of all chop all your vegetables up. Then grind your ginger and garlic into a paste in a mortar and pestle and put to the side. This makes cooking your curry a lot easier.

On With the Main

Fry your finely chopped onions in some ghee until they start to brown.

Now add your chicken pieces and seeds, cook for a minute.

Turn down the heat a little and add your garlic/ginger paste, stir well for a minute or two.

Add your other chopped onions, peppers and creamed tomato's with a small splash of water and some ghee.

Cook for a few minutes.

(don't add too much water as this will make it more into a stew)

Turn down the heat and add all your spices and herbs with some ghee. Stir and cook on a low heat.(careful not to have your heat too high or it will take the flavour away from your spices).

Put your garam masala in last.

Chicken doesn't take very long to cook, always make sure it is cooked all the way through. When the chicken is ready - so is your delicious curry!

Serve with your favourite bread and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Jeena- your curry looks lovely.

Its great to see an english girl make authentic indian curries :-)

Well done Jeena - this recipe is great !

sharma xx

FH said...

Hi Jeena,curry looks fabulous!I will try this next time.I made one chicken dish too today for next Wednesday:))
Jeena, check out my new post,surprise!;D

Seena said...

Love your blog, seeing you with nice recipes is really wonderful! have added you in my blog roll.Keep visiting there..

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Sharma thankyou for visiting my blog :) I'm glad you like my recipes :)

Hey Asha thanks for visiting I can't wait to see your chicken curry soon :)

Hi Seena thankyou for visiting and adding me to your blog :)

Meera's Blog said...

thanks for visiting my site jeen:)
the chicken curry looks wonderful!!i want to try this recipe:)

Sharmi said...

hey Jeena, you have used all the Indian spices in there. Lovely! must be tasting great. typical Indian recipe.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi Jeena,
u made me feel hungry.wonderful snap.i will try urs &give my feedback.Do visit my blog and give ur comments

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Sharmi Thankyou yes it tasted wonderful! :)

Hi Priar's do try my curry it was delicious. :)

Chinni said...

Hi Jeena Thanx for visiting my site.Your recipes r really wonderful...

Mahek said...

you have a great blog and thanks for visiting my blog
i like this chicken curry good to see you try it.

Chef Jeena said...

Hey Mahek and Chinni, Thankyou for visiting my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! This looks truly terrific--I'll definitely have to give it a try...but are creamed tomatoes a British thing? I'm not sure I've ever seen those over here in the States. Unless it's just crushed tomatoes...hmm.
Thanks again!

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Laura K Thankyou for visiting my blog :) creamed tomato's are crushed and pureed tomato's - but not really thick tomato puree. You could use a tin of tomatos if you like.

Remember the more tomato's you add the more tomato you will taste so if you like your curry to taste more of spices add less tomato..... teh amount you use makes a big difference, just do it to your liking.

I hope this helps :)

indianadoc said...

Your curry looks absolutely great and I feel like licking it off from your photos!!

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Catherine thanks for stopping by my blog :) Yes making curry is great fun and it tastes so good too I agree :)

Hey Indianadoc I'm glad you like my curry pictures :D

Anonymous said...

Jeena, sorry I didn't leave a comment sooner! This curry recipe looks sooooo delicious! I will be trying it soon! Thanks :-)

Prajusha said...

hi jeena,
ur curry looks wonderful..

kellypea said...

Wow, your curry looks excellent. I've only recently begun to cook Indian food and I really enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by my food blog. I'll definitely be back to yours for ideas and recipes! Thanks!