Indian Chicken Curry With Chick Peas, Cauliflower & Green Peas

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Last night, with the first chilly nip of fall in the air, was the perfect evening to make a piping-hot Indian curry. This is a delicious recipe that I blogged about a few months back (props to reader Jimmy Thompson and blogger Trina O’Boyle for the inspiration). It requires quite a few ingredients — though, if you make curry as much as I do, you probably already have most of them in your cupboard. This is a great recipe to try if you are looking to challenge yourself, without attempting anything too complicated.

The photo above is the final product — which we enjoyed with a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Thousand Islands Winery (a gift from readers Erin and Kyle). Enjoy!

Easy Indian Chicken Curry

1 lb chicken breast on bone
2 tbsp coconut oil (or any veggie oil)
1 sweet onion, diced
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
3 large black cardamon pods
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1-inch fresh ginger, grated
1 fresh tomato, diced
1 can (28-oz) diced tomatoes
1 can coconut milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 can (15-oz) chick peas
1 head of cauliflower, chopped
1 cup peas
basmati rice

Saute onion in the oil until translucent. Stir in garlic, and saute until golden. Add all the spices: black cardamon pods, bay leaf, cloves, chili powder, curry powder, coriander, cumin and ginger. Stir for a few minutes, making sure the onions are properly coated, then add the fresh tomato and can of tomato. Allow to warm, then pour in chicken broth and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then add chicken on bone, and reduce to simmer for half-hour (or until chicken cooked). Remove chicken, allow to cool, and take off bone, shredding into bite-sized bits. While you are waiting for the chicken to cool, you can add the cauliflower and chick peas into the curry, and simmer for 20 mins or so. Add the chicken pieces back in and peas. Allow for the flavors to meld, then serve over rice. Delicious!

2 Responses to “Indian Chicken Curry With Chick Peas, Cauliflower & Green Peas”

  1. Jimmy Thompson Says:

    This receipt looks great I’ll have to try it sometime this week.

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