Savta’s curry chicken


This is my grandmother’s curry chicken. She was very disciplined. Everything in the house and kitchen were always spick and span. Granny had passion for food. Her varieties of curries, her spicy gefillte fish and her fish latkes were in great demand. Curry dishes range from different method of ingredients. Curry spices come from India. The people of south east Asia prepare curry in their own manner. There is a variety of curries from the Asian kitchen. I come from a multi cultural country and cooking is my hobby. Thanks be to Hashem, He gave me the talent of cooking many kinds of food. Here is an easy one to start cooking!


Savta Kari Chicken
1½ kg (3.3 pound) chicken thigh cutlets, or 1 kg chicken filet (breast) slice 2 cm thick
6 shallots (peel, clean and slice very thinly)
4 cloves garlic (peel, clean and slice thin)
ginger 3 cm thick (peel and slice thinly strips)
2 tablespoons full ground cumin
2½ tablespoons full ground coriander
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon full turmeric powder
6 cm cinnamon stick
5 cloves
6 tablespoons full olive oil
3 cups water
3 cm coconut cream or 1 cup coconut milk
1 chicken cube and a bit of salt
2 table spoons of lemon juice

Coriander leaves for garnish


Clean the chicken and remove the blood from the chicken breast. Heat oil in a cooking pot or deep pan. When hot fry the shallots, garlic, ginger, cinnamon and cloves till fragrant. Slow down fire and add the ground coriander, cumin, turmeric and chili powder. Fry the ingredients gently without burning for three minutes, pour the water into the mixture and stir till mixture well blend. Add the chicken into the kari mixture, stir till chicken absorb in and add the chicken cube and salt. Cover and cook till chicken is tender. When chicken is almost tender add the coconut milk or cream and lemon juice. Stir occasionally to prevent from burning. When the kari is cooked if there is oil on the surface scoop the oil away. Garnish the coriander leaves on top of kari before serving. Serve the kari with cooked white rice and cucumber salad.


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