CURRY!!!! Caribbean people, especially Trinis love curry! In Trinidad, we curry just about anything from duck to chicken…goat…lamb and even shrimp! Check out my curry shrimp recipe Here . There are different types of curry (West Indian and the East Indian curries).
West Indian curry is very much different from the authentic East Indian curry but the flavors are undeniably amazing and something I have always loved!
Here is my curry chicken recipe:
- 2 lbs chicken, cut up into small pieces
- 1 lime, juice of
- 5 chadon beni leaves, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, grated
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 small hot pepper, finely chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp JGM PRODUCTS roasted geera
- 2 tbsp JGM PRODUCTS medium hot curry
- Properly wash chicken with lime
- Add chopped chadon beni, pepper, salt, 1 tbsp curry, onion and garlic to chicken and mix well.
- Set aside and allow to marinate for as long as possible (an hour minimum).
- Form a curry paste but combining geera and remaining curry with 2 tbsp water. Set aside.
- Heat oil in pot over medium heat. Add curry paste to heated oil and cook for 1-2 mins (stirring continuously).
- Add seasoned chicken. Mix well to properly coat all chicken pieces with the curry paste.
- Cover pot and cook for 2-3 mins.
- Add water, cover pot and cook for 15-20 mins. Stirring at intervals.
- Remove the cover and cook for a further 2-3 mins or until most of the water has evaporated.
- TIME TO EAT!
- Pay attention to the heat on which you are cooking. Ensuring the temperature stays low/medium is best to allow the chicken and properly cook in the curry sauce.
- You can add water to the pot if the chicken begins to stick. Be sure to adjust the salt and seasoning if you find yourself adding more and more water. Once you monitor the stove temperature however, extra water etc may not be necessary.
- You don’t necessarily need to cook the curry paste prior to adding the chicken to the pot. I’ve seen my Mummy season the chicken with all the curry and geera and just add that seasoned meat to the hot oil… and her curry is beyond amazing!
Curry goes well with roti but for me… it’s dhal and rice that I enjoy most with anything curried! The curry is use is MEDIUM HOT CURRY from JGM Products and it has never disappointed!
What’s your favorite curry dish? Leave me a comment or send me a message!
Thanks as always for stopping by! I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know your thoughts.