This was our first attempt at curry and we were nervous. My husband is from England so has a very specific idea of what makes "good Indian". We were both impressed. We used 3 parts jalepeno and 1 part serano and it was hot enough. I'd say medium hot. We also made our own garam masala which is really easy to do. We used:
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
I have now made this a dozen times. It is by far my favorite curry. I've learned it is best to stick to this recipe as closely as possible. For example don't substitute for chicken breast as it absorbed more moisture and leaves the curry to dry. Also, you do not have to leave the chicken in whole pieces. It is ok to cut it up. I recommend 2 inch square pieces.
TDT this is a great recipe. My family will be enjoying this recipe again in the near future. This is a keeper! Thank you. [Made for recipe swap #19 Aug 08, TDT was my "Joey"].
I made this recipe a couple of days ago, it was outstanding, I followed the recipe exactly, it was easy. The flavours of the spices were perfect, I served it with basmati rice, I will be making this again and again. Thank you.