I've been posting on Suffice to Say about wanting to make home made curry along with quinoa
, which is a like rice, however with less carbs, more protein, and is gluten-free. This is ideal for people who are diabetic or can't have gluten in their diet. I'm not gluten-intolerant, however I was diabetic-medication-dependent, however with weight-loss and proper diet, my diabetes is in control.
So I searched the internets for various recipes for chicken curry, and finally decided to make it from scratch without using the already made curry sauces from Vermont or S&B. The recipe I used was from All Recipes
, however I used regular milk instead of coconut milk, and I didn't use cayenne pepper, paprika, or cinnamon.
So I first had to prep cook by cutting up the chicken, onion, potato, mincing garlic, and shredding ginger. I also added green and red pepper, celery, cilantro, and parsley because I love the taste as well as I enjoy vegetables.
I proceeded by sautéing the onions in olive oil.
I then added the curry powder, garlic, ginger, bay leaves, and other spices.
After 2 minutes, I added the milk, yogurt, tomato paste, and chicken. (Sorry for the blurry picture.)
After I a few more minutes, I added the vegetables and brought it to a boil. Then let it simmer for 30 minutes. I later removed the bay leaves, added lemon juice as well as flour to thicken the sauce. Later: Chicken Curry!
During the simmer phase, I started cooking the quinoa. Most quinoa is prewashed, but I washed it anyways. It's like rice, you add 1 parts quinoa and 3 parts water. Let it boil, bring it to simmer for 15-20 minutes and it's done.
I let both dishes cool down, then finally enjoyed the fruits of my labor.
It came out well, although I think it could have used more salt, which I did add later on. My boyfriend couldn't handle it because it was too spicy for him which was rough because I doubled the recipe. I really didn't realize I made so much. It could have fed a family of 10. I pretty much ate curry all weekend long and brought it into work to give the rest to my coworkers.
It was fun doing this, however I honestly don't mind using the premade curry sauce. Also our apartment still smells like curry.