Today’s lunch will be a lovely spicy Homemade Chicken Curry with soft fluffy potatoes. The nice thing about making curry dishes at home is that you can control the amount of heat that comes from the curry.
There are quite a few varieties of curries you can use ranging from mild to fire hot. My family enjoys mild but spicy curry dishes. I use the Flavourful and Mild Curry Powder made by Rajah.
A lesson that I have learnt over the years making various dishes is not to drown the taste using too many spices. For the curry I will use the Curry Powder, Salt, Pepper and a little garlic.
For the home-style chicken curry I will be using chicken fillets. This eliminates the skin which turns soggy in the curry and the bones.
First some tips on handling raw chicken
- Do not allow raw chicken or its juices to touch other foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Immediately dispose of any pieces into plastic bags.
- Do not rinse raw chicken; splashing water can cause cross-contamination.
- Before and after handling raw chicken, use hot, soapy water for 20 seconds to wash hands, cutting boards, utensils and he working surface.
- Always serve cooked chicken using a clean platter and utensils; never ones touched by raw meat.
There are a few ways to cook the chicken ahead of creating the curry. I prefer boiling the chicken fillets in a slight bit of water mixed with Lemon Juice until they are cooked through.
Homemade chicken curry ingredients
- 6 Chicken fillets
- Curry powder
- Lemon juice
- 2 Red chili peppers
- 3 Potatoes (Optional)
- 4 Ripe red tomatoes
- Garlic flakes
- 1 Large onion
If you want to have the chicken curry with potatoes – peel three potatoes and boil in water with a little salt until they are soft. Test with a sharp knife. If the knife point penetrates the potatoes easily then they are ready!
Homemade chicken curry Preparation
Cut the chicken fillets into bite size pieces and place into a medium size pot with water covering about 2 cm from the bottom.
Cut up the onion into coarse pieces and add to the chicken in the pot.
Add Salt and pepper an place on the stove over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the onions are translucent.
Adding the ingredients
Once you are happy that the chicken is cooked through add the tomatoes (Roughly cut) to the pot together with the garlic flakes and the red chili peppers (Cut into small pieces). You can add more chilies if you prefer the dish hotter.
Add about 5 to 6 teaspoons of the Flavourful and Mild Curry Powder and place back on the stove set to low/medium heat. Cover the pot and let it slowly cook for about 30 minutes.
After the 30 minutes add the cooked potatoes to the pot, stir in well and let simmer for another 15 minutes. There should be enough liquid in the pot, if not add a little water.
Serve the home-style chicken curry over rice and enjoy 🙂