I’ve had a sore throat and very little voice for the past 6 or so days. I read earlier on in the week that turmeric was very good for healing, ever since I read that I have craved a curry. I was finally feeling well enough to make one tonight. It’s not a real “yellow” curry I’m just calling it cos it looks yellow! I kind of made it up as I went so hopefully I don’t miss any ingredients out and there will be only very basic measurements.
Add all the following ingredients to a mortar and pestle.
inch or two of fresh ginger*
a clove of garlic*
cardamom pod. couple of seeds out of the pod only
5 black peppercorns
couple of fenugreek seeds
ok so you probably wont need all of these but I was having fun… and it worked! Ingredient marked with a * are the main ones…. ones you need most of. everything else is in very small quantities say 1/4 tsp.
so all these ingredients went into a mortar and pestle and were ground to a nice pulp.
fry these in a frying pan with a generous amount of oil. add a finely chopped onion and the diced chicken pieces ( I recommend thighs cos they are tender) cook until chicken is browned. then add juice of 1/2 a lime (or a whole one if you want) I then added the whole lime in the mix too! Add a large tin of coconut cream and some chopped beans and simmer for as long as you like.
I served this with steamed potatoes (because I got some fresh out of the garden today… there is nothing better!) and some saffron rice.
1 cup basmati rice
knob of butter
2 bay leaves
1.5- 2 cups of vegetable / chicken stock or water
heat butter and bay leaves in frying pan
set aside saffron in a couple of tbs of boiling water.
add drained rice and cook until dry
add 1 cup of stock and top up with extra as needed. add saffron. when nearly cooked but still firm take off the heat and put the lid on rest for a couple of minutes.
This method made the nicest rice ever! I don’t think it really needed the stock or the saffron, maybe next time I would try it without.