Thursday, 17 October 2013

Flu shot or Chicken Curry?


Here is a detailed recipe for chicken curry I wrote many years ago on my old blog that got wiped out! 
Whenever it's flu season, I cook meat curries that have star anise as an ingredient 



Star anise is just one of the spices I use in my cooking!



Here's what you need - 

24cm AMC roaster with lid and stainless steel square spatula
Large sharp knife to cut meat and onions
1.2 kilo chicken without skin
2 large Red or Yellow Onions
1 square inch ginger finely chopped
2 tablespoons of coriander powder
½ tablespoon turmeric powder
150 ml coconut milk
1 table spoon of salt
2 green chillies cut lengthwise
10 large fresh curry leaves
4 cloves
4 green cardamoms
2 small pieces of star anise
3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
6 large cloves of garlic
3 cups of water


Method:
Wash well in running water and cut at the joints 1.2 kilo chicken 
Slice thinly 2 large Red or Yellow Onions and fry until golden brown in the 24 cm roaster using 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil. Add 6 large finely chopped cloves of garlic, 1 square inch ginger finely chopped, 2 green chillies cut lengthwise and continue to fry until mixture turns light brown.  Add 2 tablespoons of coriander powder, ½ tablespoon turmeric powder and mix on medium heat till the mixture begins to fume with a strong aroma    



Add 1 table spoon of salt, 4 cloves, 4 green cardamoms, star anise and mix without breaking cardamoms. Immediately add chicken and fry till dry. Add 150 ml coconut milk, 10 large fresh curry leaves and 3 cups of water, shut with lid and cook on low heat until done




Here is how to make Barbecued Chicken Curry (you can also add Star anise in this)

Or try a spicy red pork curry, which is one of my favourites