Cardamom chicken curry

I was contemplating what to do with the chicken breasts I put aside the other day, then I found this recipe online. It’s so rare to find a curry recipe that doesn’t require you to start hunting down an ingredient. I still didn’t have everything for this one, I was missing the curry leaves. I would like the plant, if anyone knows where I can get one (^_^)

Here is a link to the page with the recipe.

grated ginger and garlic, chopped onions

And here is how it went: 
This is what I did based on what I had so it’s slightly modified      

75ml of vegetable oil
6 cardamom pods, split
3 cm piece of root ginger, peeled and grated
2 fat garlic cloves, grated
2 medium onions, diced
½ tsp of ground turmeric
¼ tsp of cayenne pepper
1 tsp of ground coriander
1 tsp of ground cardamom
150ml of water
4 tomatoes, chopped
2 chicken breasts, skin removed, cut to bite sized pieces
Salt and black pepper to taste

So, start with oil and the cardamom pods. Once the oil heats up or you start to smell the aroma from the pods, add the onions, garlic and ginger.

add the onions garlic and ginger to the oil and cardamom
once the onions soften (I did’t wait for them to get golden), add the spices. Turmeric, cayenne pepper, coriander and half the cardamom
then the water, let it simmer for a minute
then add the chopped tomatoes
cook in medium to low fire till it reduces and thickens a bit
then add the chicken and the remaining cardamom, and continue simmering till the chicken pieces meld with the stew. You want it to be thick without being too dry, so if it dries too much add just a little bit of water. Also add salt and pepper to taste.
served!

I served it on some leftover yellow rice. It can also be served with chapos (^_^)

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
very flavourful 

 

had mine with avocado on the side (^_^)

 

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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