Babby’s First Curry Recipe

In honor of Labor Day, the original “holiday cooked up by corrupt American Unions“, I’d like to phone in a post! Here’s an Indian-style curry recipe I tried and photographed recently. It came out well, I think, for a first try. Let me know what you think!

First, assemble your ingredients: (a list follows the recipe at the end of the post):

Then, prep your ingredients:

Start cooking by heating 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet:

Add one small to medium sized chopped onion:

Cook the onion until it is slightly browned, and then add your spices:

That’s 2 minced cloves of garlic, 3 tablespoons of curry powder, a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of paprika, 1 bay leaf, a half teaspoon of fresh grated ginger, a half teaspoon of white sugar and a pinch of salt to taste. Stir all of the spices with the onions as they cook- this is the part of the recipe where the house starts to smell absolutely delicious:

After you stir for a while your onions won’t look super appetizing, but they will smell deliciously fragrant and wonderful due to the cinnamon and ginger:

After cooking the browned onions with the spices for about 2 minutes, it’s time to add almost all of the rest of the ingredients. First, the chicken (2 boneless, skinless breasts cut into bite-sized pieces:

Then the tomato paste (1 tablespoon):

Then 1 cup of plain yogurt:

Then 3/4 of a cup of coconut milk:

Then, stir everything together:

Simmer this for 25 minutes on low heat. At the end of 25 minutes, the curry will look like this:

Remove the bay leaf, and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (this is for a little heat, you can leave it out if you don’t like hot or double it if you want REALLY hot) and 1/2 of a juiced lemon’s worth of lemon juice. Stir and cook for 2 minutes, then serve over rice:


Ingredients list:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Originally spotted on Try my chili recipe too! I’d love any feedback :)

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