Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is an adaptation of my mother's curry recipe. It produces a delightfully mild (depending on your curry mix) and sweet stew. This mixture makes enough mild, sweet curry to feed six unashamedfly hungry people, and freezes well.To lose the syrupy/sweet aspect, use plain coconut cream instead of the colada mix. If you can't find coconut milk, use some plain yogurt and brown sugar or honey instead.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 -4 medium onions, quartered
- 2 -3 cloves garlic, sliced
- 3 -7 tablespoons curry powder
- to taste hot chili pepper (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup chicken stock
- 2 -4 tablespoons bisto or 2 -4 tablespoons other thickener
- 1 can coconut cream pina colada mix
- 1 can low-fat coconut milk
- 5 -6 lbs chicken (skinless thighs are excellent, as are breasts) or 5 -6 lbs lamb or 5 -6 lbs beef or 5 -6 lbs pork, cubed or 5 -6 lbs vegetables or 5 -6 lbs potatoes, cubed
- In a pot, brown the meat, onions and garlic in oil (Chicken should be skinned). Generously sprinkle curry powder on meat (commercial preparations are fine on their own or cut with some homemade).
- Mix your stock and thickener in a cup.
- Add stock mixture, coconut milk and cream to the chicken.
- If you don't want to break the bank over one meal, forage in your refrigerator for any questionable vegetables you want to use up and start dicing potatoes and throw them in now.
- Season to taste. Simmer for at least 10 minutes- thickening your sauce to desired consistency, though feel free to torment your family and/or guests by cooking this for a few hours.
- Serve with rice, thick pita bread, salad and your fave condiments.
- Suggested condiments include corn kernels, peanuts (or other nuts), raisins, chopped hard-boiled eggs, sliced banana in lemon or lime juice, sliced cucumber in yoghurt (or in a cream dressing- we like garlic), dried coconut, raisins and other dried fruits, and chutney.
I added cumin and turmeric and a touch of ginger, cardamom and corriander. Yummy... Fantastic! Thanks Denise!!