Chicken Coconut Curry – Nik Sharma

I have a new cookbook!!

The book is THE FLAVOR EQUATION …THE SCIENCE OF GREAT COOKING EXPLAINED & MORE THAN 100 ESSENTIAL RECIPES BY Nik Sharma

My son-in-law made a couple recipes from the book last week & I am going to share one of the chicken dishes. Chicken Coconut Curry The recipe is delicious . I think you should consider buying this cookbook.. He also made the Samosa Pie which was outstanding.

I am going to write the method in my own words but I am not changing anything else

This recipe serves 4

Ingredients

1 cup of unsweetened fresh or desiccated coocnut

4 cloves (we used powdered cloves… 1/2 tsp)

1 tsp black peppercorns

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground cumin

6 cloves garlic, peeled

1 inch of peeled fresh ginger

1 green chili (we only had a red one so we used that )

1 cup of Boiling water

2 tbsp coconut oil (we used canola oil)

1 large onion, half the onion & thinly slice

1 tsp ground turmeric

1/2 tsp chili powder

3 lb bone-in chicken thighs & drumsticks ( you can use just thighs if you want…or even boneless breasts)

1 cup water

2 tbsp cider vinegar

2 Tbsp cilantro ( optional of course if you don’t like it!)

Method

  1. Use a large saucepan & toast the coconut until it is golden brown
  2. Add the cloves, peppercorns, coriander & cumin . Cook until the spices become fragrant
  3. Put this spiced coconut into a container of a blender. Add the garlic, ginger & chilli. Set the saucepan aside .you are going to use it to make the chicken
  4. Pour the boiling water into the container & pulse until this becomes smooth … it will be a smooth paste.
  5. Heat the oil in the saucepan & sautΓ© the onion until it is golden brown
  6. Add the turmeric, stir & cook for about 30 seconds
  7. Add the chili powder & give it a stir, cook for 2 minutes
  8. Add the chicken pieces brown for 4 -5 minutes then add the coconut mixture from the blender
  9. Stir in 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, then lower heat & cook for 30-45 minutes until the chicken is cooked completely
  10. Stir in the vinegar.. this step really adds delicious flavour .. cook for 1 minute
  11. Taste & adjust seasonings… adding salt if needed
  12. When ready garnish with cilantro if using.

Enjoy!

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I took the meat off the bone .. this was good as all of it was covered in sauce!
Served this with rice & peas! YUM

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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