Friday, April 1, 2011

Recipe Friday: Chicken and Red Tomato Curry

I love Indian food because of the extensive use of different herbs and spices.  But for the same reason I'm crazy about it, others may not like it, or even have trouble digesting it!

If you are a lover of Indian cuisine, try this easy recipe from the Cincinnati Enquirer.  It's healthy, and not too fattening.  Throw it together in one pot, serve over rice--and yum!  Hope you like it!

Lal Tamatar Murgh (Chicken and Red Tomato Curry)

3 T sunflower oil
1 medium onion
1 T ginger garlic paste *
1 1/4 lbs skinless chicken breasts, kept whole
1/2 t turmeric
1 t garam masala *
salt to taste
14 1/2 oz. can chopped tomatoes
2 T chopped cilantro

Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry onion until soft.  Add the ginger garlic paste, stir and add the chicken, stirring to seal in on all sides.  Once the chicken is sealed, stir in the turmeric, garam masala and salt.  Mix well.  Pour in tomatoes and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is done, adding a little water if necessary.  Serve hot, sprinkled with cilantro.  Serves 4.

*Available in the international section of most large grocery stores.

Do you love Indian food?  If so, what's your favorite dish?


The Poet said...

Hi Maria, thanks for these recipes. My wife loves to cook and is always trying something new.

I do indeed love Indian food. My favorites are Roti & any kind of curry.

Maria McKenzie said...

Hi, Andy! Glad you like Indian, and I hope you and your wife enjoy this! I love Roti, too, and you can't go wrong with any kind of curry;).

The Happy Whisk said...

Yummy post as always. Love your blog, Maria. Happy Weekend to you.

Myne said...

I love Indian, and already have some of these spices. This is a simple recipe, and I may give it a try one of these days.

Maria McKenzie said...

@Happy Whisk: Thank you, Ivy!

@Myne: It's as simple as can be and very tasty:)!

Nas said...

Ohhh! I love the red tomatoe in chicken curry! Thanks for reminding me to cook it again!