Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Peanut Butter Chicken Curry

I came across this chicken curry recipe in my search for a light summer afternoon meal. Its been tweaked a bit - when do I not! - and the result is a very delicious and hearty curry. So here goes - and try your own twist :)


Chicken (i used half a chicken cut up into smaller pieces)
Peanut Butter: 2 Tb sp.
Oyster sauce: 1 Tb sp.
Turmeric powder: 1/2 Tsp.
Chili powder: 1 Tsp.
Cumin powder: 1/2 Tsp.
Coriander powder: 1/2 Tsp.
Garam Masala: 1/2 Tsp.
Lime juice: 4 Tbsp. (increase as needed)
Soy sauce: 2 glugs
Oil to fry

1) Wash and clean chicken and cut into pieces. Skinless.

2) in a bowl mix together peanut butter, oyster sauce, lime juice (leave a little for the end), 1 glug soy sauce, all the powders and garam masala. Add the chicken and mix well and massge in the marinade. Leave aside for about 1/2 hour.

3) Add some oil on a pan and heat. Add the chicken pieces one by one and fry for about 2 mins . We just want a nice seal.

4) Add water to left over marinade in the bowl. About 1 - 1 1/2 cups. Add another glug of soy sauce and mix all. Once the chiken is well fried on the outside, add this watery mix in and bring to a boil.

5) I taste tested the flavor and mine needed a little bit of sugar to cut the saltiness of the soy sauce. You can adjust accordingly. Leave on simmer till the oil rises to surface and chicken well cooked.

6) The curry will thicken a bit. At this point - add the remainder of the lime juice and let sit.

Serve with fluffy rice!