I have finally sat down after a very busy day today.
Well, it hasn’t been that busy but it surely seemed like it because I only got up around noon time. (always happens when someone disturbs my sleep; I am looking at you, Mum).
I had my driving lesson and I must say I am finally pretty confident with my driving abilities and hopefully I am going to pass my test real soon.
Today’s post will be a recipe of homemade curry that I had been making for ages. Please don’t ask what type of curry it, it is just a curry. I usually go with the flow.
Prep: as I am cooking
Cooking time: 45 mins (max)
Portions: 3 females (we don’t eat that much!)
Spicy level: unfortunately not spicy at all (I am looking at you again, Mum)
Level: easy to cook (if I can cook it, anybody can)
2 chicken breasts (chopped)
1 white onion
1/2 red onion
1 and 1/2 red peppers
2 garlic cloves
cardamom seeds (3-4)
naan bread (I haven’t made those but bought them instead)
I have prepared all the ingredients so when I am making it, I won’t miss anything.
I need only a wok pan for the curry and normal frying pan for the chicken.
I have chopped 2 chicken breasts and used 1/4 of tea spoon of salt and black pepper and marinated it in soy sauce. I have put it on the side to marinate for a while so I moved on to preparing vegetables for my curry.
I have heat up a frying pan with vegetable oil (don’t put too much because it’s going to be too oily).
I have then chopped 1 and 1/2 red peppers (you don’t have to chop them small, it is up to you and how you prefer it, I have medium chops). I have then placed the peppers on the frying pan and added filtered water (our water supply is awful so we always use Brita filters). I have then covered it and let it steam.
My next step was to prepare the rice. I have added 2,5 cups of rice and 4 cups of water. Make sure you wash your rice before cooking it!
I have then turned my rice cooker on so I could have gone back to cooking rest of my curry.
I have then chopped 1 white and 1/2 red onions and added it to my peppers. I have added some more water, covered it and let it slow cook again. Remember, small fire.
It is finally the time to cook our chicken on the other frying pan.
Whilst the chicken is cooking, I have started preparing spices I was going to add to my curry. ( 1/2 tsp marjoram, 3 cardamom seeds, 1 tsp cumin, 1tsp turmeric, and 2 grated garlic cloves) I have then I have mashed it all together.
I have added to the vegetables chicken broth (I have chopped it into 6 squares) and I have added a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook it for another 5 minutes or so.
After the chicken is cooked, add it to the vegetables. Add all the spiced and let it cook for another 10/15 minutes.
This is the naan bread I had bought and I have cooked in the pre-heated over (180 degrees) for 8 minutes.
Rice is ready and fluffy. How I like it.
I have cooked my curry for 15 minutes and added some coriander and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
Now everything is cooked and ready to eat. Like I have said, this curry is not spicy, you can play with salt and pepper. We don’t eat too salty in our house so I didn’t use much. However you cook it, it is totally up to you.
If I were cooking for myself only, I’d be breathing fire cause I’d add chilli paste and chillies.
If you make it, let me know how it went and how it tastes like. I do recommend adding chillies for the spiciness.
This is another beautiful day from my life.
Inspirational quote of the day:
“…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
― Julia Child,