Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chicken Curry

As mentioned on Grand Lake Ink, here’s my recipe for chicken curry. You can also substitute beef or lamb if you prefer, but use beef or lamb stock not chicken. It’s also a great way to use up leftover turkey at Christmas, but if using leftovers, make the curry and then add the turkey.

Which curry powder you use is up to you, depends how hot you like your curry.

Chicken Curry

Serves 4


3 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons butter
An inch of fresh ginger root, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
½ cup plain yogurt
3 ounces tomato paste
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
A dash of Tabasco sauce
2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed.
3 cups chicken stock/broth
1 beef tomato, cut into wedges
¼ cup raisins
2 cups basmati rice, cooked according to package directions. (Don't use California rice, or worse still any of that pre-packaged muck).


  1. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco sauce. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over a medium heat. Sauté onion, stirring continuously for 2 minutes, add garlic and ginger and sauté for a further minute.
  3. Add spices (first 5 ingredients) and ¼ cup of the chicken stock/broth and sauté, stirring continuously, for 3 minutes.
  4. Add chicken and saute, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.
  5. Add yogurt mixture, potatoes, and remaining chicken broth to pan.
  6. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
  7. Add tomato wedges and raisins, simmer covered for a further 10 minutes.

Serve over hot, cooked basmati rice.


BanginFood said...

This sounds delicious! I loove curry!

Heather said...

I love curry too. Looks great!

Janet Brett said...

Thanks for stopping by, both of you.

I wish I could have posted a photo, but it's been too hot here for the past couple of days to even think about making,let alone eating, curry.

We did have a cold front move in late last night bringing the inevitable storms, and tornado dodging, so I'm hoping it might be cool enough to try a balti tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

Emiline said...

I love chicken curry! Especially over rice.

Jan, we live fairly close to each other, I think. I live in Southwest Missouri.

Jan said...

emiline, howdy neighbor.

I live in a tiny place near Grove, Oklahoma, although it's called a city, it's really not much more than a village. And only 15 minutes from the Missouri state line.

Worst Cook Ever said...

That looks super amazing....