On Friday, when I was doing the shopping, I asked L to grab a recipe book, pick something and tell me the ingredients so that we could make something together on Saturday night. It’s now Saturday night (bonfire night), we’re staying in to comfort the cat (she doesn’t like the fireworks) and we’ve made and eaten the curry, and it was so delicious that I thought I’d share it with you immediately…
You’ll need (for 4 people):
- 1 standard pack of boneless and skinless chicken thighs, chopped up 2 per person
- 1 table spoon of coconut oil
- 1 standard white onion – chopped finely
- 1 tin of chopped plum tomatoes
- 6 tablespoons of natural yogurt
- 2 teaspoons of hot cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon of salt (we used pink Himalayan)
- 2 large hot chillis – chopped finely
- 5 finely chopped garlic cloves
- a chunk of ginger – half of it diced finely, half sliced finely
- 2 teaspoons of garam masala
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- Fresh coriander leaves
Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick pan and add the onion, garlic, and diced ginger. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add the chicken pieces and cook until all of the outside is white.
Mix together the turmeric, hot cayenne, and salt, add to the chicken and stir for 5 minutes.
Add half the tin of tomatoes and stir.
Lower the temperature and add the yogurt – at this point ours split and I thought that was the end, by the end it sorted itself out and was fine, so don’t panic if this happens.
Stir through and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add the garam masala, chopped chilli, the other half of the tomatoes, and the sliced ginger. Stir through. You can also add the coriander leaves at this point but I won’t next time (I was already weary about cooking with coriander leaves and I was right). I personally would save them and put them on the top at the end.
Cook until the chicken is cooked through and then serve with some boiled white rice – voila! I also used some of the natural yogurt, added a pinch of salt, some dried mint, and a dash of coconut sugar, and mixed it together to serve on the side (it was yum!).
Ours was delicious and I am 100% sure that I’ll be making it again. We were so keen to eat it that we didn’t take any photos, but next time I will and I’ll share them with you.
If you make this curry, come by and let me know how you get on!
Happy Saturday night.