Article 21 – My Favourite Spice
Real curry powder is fresh, vibrant and complex, but the long list of spices which can be used in this mixture lose their potency quickly. It’s best to either grind whole spices before using or keep the mixture in an air-tight container for no more than a couple months. The spices that you almost always find in this Indian mixture include cumin, coriander, turmeric, pepper and chillies, but the list can go on to include 20 or more ingredients
My Favourite recipe with curry powder is :
Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry
Heat the Ghee in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-low heat. Add the onions, ginger, and garlic and cook slowly until the onions are very soft, about 15 minutes. Add the tomato paste, Curry Powder, cinnamon stick, and chillies and give it a good stir; season with salt and pepper. Pour in the coconut milk and chicken stock and bring it back to a simmer; cook until the sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes. Add the tomatoes, chicken, cilantro, and half the lemon juice; continue to simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Garnish with cilantro and mint leaves.
Ujjwal Ganesh , IX B
Love Dale Central School