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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Nepalese Chicken Curry : Friday Night With Friends Low Carb Meal !

This simple, rustic curry is made with chicken thighs and plenty of spices. It is perfect for a Friday or Saturday Night Low Carb meal with friends ...
Set the table, - or just get comfy around the coffee table, - good food and good company. Why not open a bottle of wine, pour a beer or just enjoy a nice glass of water, you decide ...

Serves Four

5 green cardamom pods
0.5 tsp fennel seeds
10 g ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
150 g natural yogurt
660 g Chicken thighs and/or drumsticks
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 onions, thinly sliced
2 tsp cumin seeds
4 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp turmeric
0.5 tsp mace
0.25 tsp chilli powder, medium
250 ml chicken stock, made with half a stock cube
4 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 bay leaves

1. Crush the cardamom pods and remove the seeds. Place a small frying pan over a medium heat and add the cardamom seeds and fennel seeds. Heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant for about 2-3 minutes. Let cool slightly and then add to a pestle and mortar along with the ginger and garlic. Grind together until a paste forms.
2. In a large bowl, add the yogurt along with the spice paste and a pinch of salt and stir to combine. Add the chicken and stir so the chicken is completely covered. Cover and leave in the fridge to marinate for at least 2 hours.
3. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, gas mark 4. Heat the oil over a medium/high heat in a large, deep oven-proof pan. Remove the chicken from the marinade, scraping off as much as possible but reserving the marinade, and carefully add the chicken to the pan, the thighs skin down first. Fry for 6 minutes on one side until well browned and then turn over and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Using tongs, remove the chicken from the pan and transfer to a plate. Set aside.
4. While the pan is still hot, add the onions, cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon stick. Reduce the heat to low and sauté the onions and spices until the onions are golden for about 6-7 minutes. Add the ground spices and cook for a further minute. Add the stock to the pan, using a wooden spoon to scrap up all the flavour at the bottom. Let that bubble away for 2-3 minutes.
5. Add the tomatoes to the pan along with the yogurt left over from the marinade and two bay leaves, stirring until combined. Nestle the chicken on top and pour over any juices and then transfer to the oven, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes until the meat is cooked through. If the sauce is a little too thick, add a touch more water. Serve. 

Goes nice with low carb cauliflower rice and a shared bottle of wine ...

Enjoy ...

Each serving provides:
11.2g carbohydrate 3.0g fibre 24.8g protein 23.1g fat

Recipe idea from here

Please note, this dish needs at least 2 hours marinating time.

A variety of recipe ideas is within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you.

If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Bob Bushell said...

Lovely with Quorn chicken.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma bela e saborosa sugestão.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Jo said...

It looks fabulous. My lot won't eat curry so it's something I never make, though it's probably my favourite food.

roughterrain crane said...

This healthy curry sharpens my appetite.

The Happy Whisk said...

Ohhh, chicken. I do like chicken. But I cannot eat it for awhile. And that looks GOOOOOOOOODDDDD.

Debbie said...

i have never tasted curry but this sure does look good!!!

Christine said...

this looks so good!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Delicious! And wonderfully spicy!

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks very delicious, but I would have to change some spices. When I was ill, awhile ago, I learned, I can't eat certain things!