Friday, January 20, 2012

Healthy Chicken Curry Recipe

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While popular preparations of chicken curries might be unhealthy and fattening, preparing a healthy and nutritious chicken curry might seem impossible. However, remove the skin, trim the fat and what you have left is a good source of lean white meat that is low in fat and cholesterol. Here how to prepare a healthy chicken curry.
  • Chicken pieces - 1 kilo
  • Onion - 1 medium 
  • Tomatoes - 2 medium 
  • Curry leaves - 6
  • Carrots - 2 medium
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 big
  • Skimmed yogurt - 1 cup
  • Sambhar masala - 2 teaspoons
  • Red chili powder - 1 teaspoon or more based on taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 to 2 teaspoons based on taste
  • Olive oil - 2 teaspoons levelled
  • Ginger garlic past - 2 teaspoons

  • Add the oil to a pressure cooker and wait for it to heat up a bit.
  • Add the chopped onions and stir till they turn transluscent. 
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and once they start drying up, add all the spices (Sambhar masala, Red chili powder, Turmeric powder) and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the curry leaves and let them integrate with the spices.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste. Mix well.
  • Add the chopped vegetables and stir.
  • Now add the chicken pieces and mix so that the spices and paste coat each piece. Stir over a high flame till the chicken juices run dry. Should take about 3-5 minutes.
  • Now add the yogurt and mix well. Add a quarter cup water and cover the pressure cooker.
  • Simmer for 7 minutes after the first whistle.
  • Once the 7 minutes are up, remove the pressure cooker from the flame and wait for all steam to escape.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander or onion rings.

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