CREAMY CHICKEN CURRY
SERVES 4-6 PREP 15 MINS + MARINATING COOK 40 MINS PER SERVE 910kj COST $$
2 onions, chopped
4cm piece ginger, peeled, chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 birdseye chillis, chopped
500g chicken breast fillets, cubed
½ cup fat-free natural yoghurt, plus ¼ cup extra
2 tsp olive oil
1 red capsicum, seeded, chopped
1 tbsp garam masala
400g can diced tomatoes
500g pumpkin, peeled, chopped
½ tsp brown sugar
lime juice, to taste
brown rice, toasted curry leaves, pappadums, to serve
1 In a food processor, process onion, ginger, garlic and chilli to a smooth paste.
2 In a bowl, combine chicken and yoghurt with half paste. Mix well, marinate 30 mins.
3 Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium. Cook remaining paste and capsicum 4-5 mins, stirring often. Add garam masala and cook 1-2 mins, stirring, until fragrant.
4 Stir in tomatoes, pumpkin and sugar. Bring to boil on high. Reduce to medium and simmer 8-10 mins until almost tender.
5 Add chicken and yoghurt mixture to sauce and stir well. Simmer gently 10-15 mins, covered. Season with lime juice.
6 Serve on brown rice with extra yoghurt, curry leaves and pappadums.