How to make curry powder and curry chicken.
How to make your own curry powder, and a recipe for curry chicken
Curry powder is an amazing spice and can make food taste absolutely delightful. You can of course buy it at the store already made but if funds are low or you don't feel like going to the store and you are having a craving for curry if you have reasonably stocked spice collection you can make curry powder yourself. It also would make a nice hostess gift for someone to present them with some homemade curry powder, made by you. Here is what you need to make curry powder yourself in your own home.
Curry Powder Ingredients
4 tablespoons grond turmeric
10 teaspoons ground cumin
4 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground Coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 pinches of ground cloves
2 teaspoons garlic powder
5 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
You will need a jar that will hold 1 1/2 cups of curry powder. The jar should be glass and should have a tight lid. It should also be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized and then thoroughly dried before adding hte ingredients. It is also helpful to have a funnel although not necessary if the jar has a wide enough top on it.
Place all of the ingredients in the jar, place the lid on very tightly and shake the jar until all of the ingredients are blended together. If the jar is not big enough to allow the ingredients to be shook up then mix all the ingredients together in a bowl first and then use a funnel to place them in the jar.
Seal the lid up tightly and store the curry powder in a cool dry place such as a cabinet. The mixture should last a minium of 9 months as long as it is stored properly. Be sure to label the jar so you know what it is.
As stated above this will make 1 1/2 cups of curry powder.
Quick and Easy Chicen Curry With Rice
Cook 4 cups of rice according to package directions.
3 tablespoons of butter,
1 yellow onion chopped
2 teaspoons of minced fresh ginger
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tablespoons of curry powder
1 pound of boneless chicken breasts or thighs or a combination of hte two.
2 cups of chicken stock
In a large frying or sautee pan, Sautee the onion in the butter for about 3 minutes then add in the ginger and garlic, continue to cook for about 3 minutes longer, add the curry powder and continue cooking for one 1 minute. Add the chicken and the stock. Stir to coat the chicken. Cover the pan with a lid and allow it to get to a low simmer and allow it to cook for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Serve over rice. This goes great with peas as well. You can add frozen peas to the mix as you are cooking it or serve with canned peas on the side or mixed in during the last minute of cooking.