Pukka Yellow Curry

Pukka yellow curry  with chicken & chickpeas. This recipe is great value, a good balanced meal and it looks phenomenal.

Ingredients

  • 2 onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 5 cm piece of ginger
  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 1 organic chicken stock cube
  • 1-2 fresh red chillies
  • ½ a bunch of fresh coriander, (15g)
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey
  • 1 level teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 8 free-range chicken drumsticks
  • olive oil
  • 1 x 400 g tin of chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon tomato purée
  • 1 mug of basmati rice, (320g)
  • 1 lemon
  • fat-free natural yoghurt, optional

Cooking Method

  1. Peel the onions, garlic and ginger and deseed the peppers.
  2. Put 1 onion, 1 pepper, the garlic and ginger into a food processor. Crumble in the stock cube and add the chilli (deseed it first, if you prefer a milder curry), the coriander stalks, honey and spices, then blitz to a paste.
  3. Place a large casserole pan on a medium-high heat and fry the chicken drumsticks (pull the skin off first, if you prefer) with a splash of oil for 10 minutes, or until golden, turning occasionally with tongs. Remove the chicken to the plate, leaving the pan on the heat.
  4. Roughly chop the remaining onion and pepper and add to the pan to cook for a few minutes.
  5. Pour in 500ml of boiling water. Drain the chickpeas and add along with the tomato purée and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then stir well.
  6. Return the chicken to the pan, pop the lid on, reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 45 minutes, or until the sauce of darkens and thickens.
  7. With 15 minutes to go, put 1 mug (320g) of rice and 2 mugs of boiling water in a pan with a pinch of salt and simmer with the lid on for 12 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  8. Serve the curry in the middle of the table with a few dollops of yoghurt (if using) and a scattering of coriander leaves, with lemon wedges for squeezing over and the fluffy rice on the side.

Pukka Yellow Curry

Bon Appetit!

Pukka Yellow Curry