December 27, 2016

Fake Curry of Life

Sometimes I wonder how I get thru life.  I mainly blog because I can't keep up with things, especially recipes.
One of our favorites is a chicken curry that I thought was posted here.  Turns out I was wrong.

The anime show Naruto is a staple at our house and this recipe came about at the same time we were in the "Curry of Life" arc.  While this isn't one of the best story lines, we made the best of it by creating our own curry of life that is obviously a fake curry as I am neither a native or expert in my curry preparation.  This recipe is made from ground spices, not whole, traditionally roasted ones so it is easy for western kitchens.
I do know what we enjoy though, and this curry is one that is pretty easy to prepare and is absolutely delicious.
It is actually a FP on THM, but I add rice to make it E.  Also google and read up on how great turmeric and black pepper are for inflammation!  It's not just tasty, but so good for you!
And as always, feel free to alter and adjust the seasonings per your taste.  These are all simply suggestions and the general direction I tend to go.

Fake Curry of Life
Serves 6-8

2 tsp coconut oil
2 pounds chicken breast meat cut into cubes
5 cups, or 3-4 zucchini cut into small cubes
1 onion, diced
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 tsp turmeric, ground
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
14 oz crushed or diced tomatoes
1/3 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt (optional)

In a large frying pan, cook chicken in oil till cooked thru over med-high heat.  A little brown is good.
Add the dry spices and cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the tomatoes and stir to combine and make a fabulous sauce.  You may also add a little chicken stock if you like.  This bumps up the nutrition a little.
Add the onions and zucchini.  Stir well and simmer for 20-30 minutes till cooked.  You can leave it on low heat for a while and let the flavors develop.
Stir the yogurt in before serving.
Serve alone as a FP or over brown basmati rice or chana dal for an E.


the momma said...

this sounds good ~ what spice could I substitute for the garam masala? (If I wait to make this until I get to an indian shop to buy some - I'll forget all about it...)

See the Blue Sky said...

I'd just go without the garam masala if you don't have any. It is somewhat repetitive here, but i like the layers it brings. You can make your own as well. Google for ideas.