With the cooler weather I have been craving heartier food – salad isn’t quite cutting the mustard any more plus I was in the mood for a taste explosion but wasn’t quite sure what kind of flavour taste explosion so into the kitchen I went to rummage through the spices. A few bottles made their way onto the counter along with a few other ingredients and the result was a fabulously flavourful chicken curry which I think may be making an appearance in our kitchen soon again. Next round may have to have a few pappadums on the side too.
Spicy Chicken Curry
2 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 large onion sliced
½ tsp coriander seed
½ tsp cumin seed
½ tsp Chinese 5 spice
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¾ tsp ground ginger – fresh would be even nicer
2 tbsp curry paste or to taste – I used Thai green curry paste
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 410g tin chopped tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
¼ cup dry white wine
¼ cup coconut cream – normal cream would work equally as well
3 -4 chicken breasts sliced
Salt and black pepper to taste
Fresh coriander to serve
- Fry the onion in 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil until tender and lightly browned.
- Lightly bash the coriander seed and cumin seed in a pestle and mortar and add to the onion along with all the other spices and curry paste and fry for 2 minutes to allow the flavours to develop.
- Add the garlic, tomatoes and sugar and cook until reduced by half.
- Add the wine and coconut cream and reduce by half.
- Add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes.
- Serve with fresh coriander and rice.
I don’t like the cold but I do like winter food, your curry looks delicious.
So good that I am not alone about this cold weather thing – it’s just plain horrible but agreed Sue winter food is scrumity. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Such a pretty presentation! Yummy!
Thanks so much Mimi! Have a super day. 🙂
A perfect dish for this time of the year! Lovely combo of flavours.
Thanks so much Lizzy. Hope you are keeping well. hve a super day. 🙂 xo
I love how you styled the chicken curry. It looks so tempting and neat and tidy! Great flavours to be sure and I’m with you; as the weather cools down we need more warming meals xx
Thanks so much Charlie. It’s not always easy to photograph a stew type meal so I was thrilled when it held it’s shape. The flavour really was fabulous. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
I am drooling! Love the spice combination 🙂
What a lovely compliment, thanks so much Tandy. Have a lovely afternoon. 🙂 xo
A lovely curry, Mandy. Love how you presented it.
Thanks very much Angie. Hope you have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
A gorgeous curry and so very beautifully plated and photographed!
Thanks so much Tanya. I was thrilled it held it’s shape so well. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Your spicy chicken curry would make many repeat appearances at my table.
Karen, thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment! Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
This is a curry that I would love. It’s easy to make and relies on spices that I already own. I bet it tastes good, too! This post was a beauty to view, Mandy. Your photographic skills have really improved. Good for you!
Aah John, you know how to make a girl feel good, thank you! Tell you what, I will make this for you when I come visit! 😀 Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Thats a well plated curry, nice!
Thanks so much Raymund. You always plate and photograph your meals beautifully. Have a super day. 🙂
Sounds delicious! And the presentation is stunning!! 🙂
Thanks so much Giovanna! It great when I can get the look I visualise in my head. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
You make even brown food look good, how do you do that? It is kind of surreal, I am reading your recipe while I listen to people singing in Cantonese outside my window… 5 spice powder seems to be the perfect addition.
Bam, you are so kind, thank you! I would love to hear some Cantonese singing outside my window – guess it will have to wait until I come and visit you in HK. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
This chicken curry looks delectable! What a nice dish for the cooler weather there.
Thanks Geni. Have a super weekend ahead. 🙂 xo
I am not a hgur curry person, but I don’t think I could resist this dish. It looks absolutely delicious and amazing
What a lovely compliment Kay, thank you so much! Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
It’s funny that reading your blog & chatting w/you I feel like we live next door to each other so I forget that you’re heading into your cool weather while we’re creeping slowing toward at least spring, maybe summer.
That’s a beautiful looking meal – you really have quite a knack for making everything look so beautiful.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to pop into each others homes for a cuppa every now and again Diane. Thank you for the lovely compliment. Have a beautfiul weekend. 🙂 xo
As always, the presentation is as pretty and stylish as the recipe is luscious sounding. Well done! xo
You are too kind Kathryn, thank you so much! 🙂 xo
this looks FABulous. I ADORE curry, Indian Food, all that stuff.
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This is a fab curry Kim – reckon we should add it to the ever growing list of things we are going to eat together one day – best we stock up on the wine now – seems it is going to be a long visit! 😀 I will send you and email right away so you can re-subscribe me to your blog. 🙂 xo