Monday, December 16, 2013

INDO THAI - SPICY CHICKEN CURRY with VEGETEBLES

Indian Thai Curry 2

If I had to summarize my weekend into one word, it would be: congested. Isn't it annoying when you feel feverish but the temperature couldn't be more normal. The whole weekend almost flew by resting and take out food. Not sure how you feel about NyQuil, but I can sleep 2 days straight with just 2 tbsp of it. I actually did(not literally), it did feel good.

What I did miss was home made comfort food, like some rice and spicy curry. I'm pretty exhausted from all the take out. 

So after couple of days of take out food, I got up on Sunday and made my Indian Thai Curry(spicy). We enjoyed it with some coconut rice. Yum. 

I felt quite good. We went out for a movie Sunday night.  Watched Frozen with the kids -as usual the little one thought it was "too romancy"- and the teen thought it was 'the purest form of love'. It wasn't a bad watch, but rather colorful and funny. 


Spicy Thai curry

This is one of those curries which has been in my draft for a while along with pictures (so, no I did not take these pics this weekend). I made it, and I had to share it during the colder months.

Indo-Chinese food is quite popular all around, but this is a mix of Thai food and Indian spices.  You've got to try it to know how good it is. It is a wonderful treat for a Frozen evening. :)

INDIAN-THAI SPICY CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE CURRY

Ingredients:

For the paste:
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp coriander
5-6 red chillies or 2 green chillies
1/4 onion
2 stems green onions or scallions

1 can thick coconut milk
1 cup water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 pound chicken cut to 1 inch pieces
1/2 onions thickly sliced
1 tbsp finely grated ginger
1 tsp finely grated garlic
2 cups of mixed stir fried vegetables(snow peas, carrots, beans, corn)
4 stems green onions or scallions finely chopped
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander
2 tsp finely chopped basil

Method:

1. Fry the cumin, pepper, coriander, red chillies in a dry skillet on low flame.
 Add onion and green onion and fry well.  Grind it with 1/2 cup of water and keep the paste aside.
2. Beat the coconut cream with water well and keep aside.
3. In a large pan, add 2 tbsp oil, add the chicken pieces and fry it well for 5 minutes.  Add the ginger/garlic paste and onions.  Fry well for 2-3 minutes on medium low heat until you see the onion sweat a bit.
4. Add the vegetables and saute well.  Add the ground paste to the chicken and fry it well. Let it boil on medium flame uncovered for 10 minutes.
5. Add some water if the mixture is too thick. Let cook for few minutes covered. Once the chicken is fully cooked, add the coconut milk and mix well. Reduce to simmer, Add the chopped scallions, coriander,basil and let it bubble up for few minutes and take it off the flame and serve with some coconut rice or plain steamed rice.

Indian Thai Curry

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44 comments:

Shey divine said...

Awe .. This looks super tempting asha ... Love the props used

Angie Schneider said...

A fantastic curry! Love your curry bowl..so beautiful.
Relay and enjoy yourself!
Angie

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living said...

It's been so cold lately, I've been crazy a warming curry dish - this is perfect Ash!

Little CookingTips said...

We love both Indo-Chinese and Indo-Thai food so this is a MUST try recipe for us:)
We actually had been waiting for such a post from you Ash and you delivered; that is a well executed curry with rice:)
Thank you for sharing!

Nazneen Hamilton said...

Aaah, looks like up you and I enjoyed a similar weekend except that I was laid up with a RA flare up of my kneel couldn't walk. I stayed in my bed for the entire weekend and when I went down this morning to make school lunches, I was mortified to find my kitchen a horrendous mess withe very knife out of knife block, my family room a pit and my dining area just horrible, one weekend, omg! We too had take out, ugh. So I was in the kitchen today, still limping but I wasn't going to eat takeout again!
This curry however, would've gone down a treat. It looks so good. Ultimate comfort food for me esp when I don't feel good. Hugs to you, hope you're better xx

Mix and Stir said...

It looks super yummy! a must try recipe for me.. love the pictures as well ..

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

wow !! such gorgeous setup ! luks soo royal...and such yummy dish !!

Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ said...

A very hearty curry I would love to binge into :) Looks absolutely perfect.

Shashi Charles said...

Haha - i saw what you did..."watched Frozen"...enjoy this meal on a "frozen evening" ...nice! :)

Yup this curry could definitely thaw me out! Gorgeous curry - gorgeous pictures no matter when you took them! I have not used basil when I am trying to replicate an Indian dish - so intrigued I am. Hope you are feeling better my friend.

Denise Browning@From Brazil To You said...

I also think that this dihs is the perfect one for a frozen evening, Ash! It is warm, spicy, and delicious...

Gloria Baker said...

Asha look absolutely delicious!!

Marcie FlavortheMoments said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you were sick -- and sick of take out food! I can't take too much eating out either as it really gets old. This dish looks so warming and comforting, and I LOVE coconut rice. Delicious! I want to get out to see Frozen this weekend…thanks for the recommendation!

Shibi Thomas said...

Glad to know that you are doing better now. You are absolutely right about take outs, I cannot eat them more than 2 days in a row. The curry looks perfect for this cold weather and loved the settings.

Check out the hyderabadi pepper curry at Flavzcorner for a spicy dish for this cold weather.


http://www.flavzcorner.com/2013/12/multicolor-bell-peppers-in-creamy.html

Asha Shivakumar said...

Thank you all.
@Little Cooking tips- thanks so much, glad you like this one.
@Nazneen- sounds painful, take care. I know right, the kitchen feels like another planet when we get sick. Hope you feel better soon my dear.

@Marcie- give it a try, you will like it. Enjoy the movie.

Dixya said...

hope you are feeling better today. looks scrumptious and perfect for weekdays :)

Preetha Soumyan said...

Asha.... curry looks delicious.... and suits your condition too....good to know that you are feeling better.
that curry bowl looks so nice... where did you pick that from??

Alyssa (Everyday Maven) said...

This sounds amazing. We have all been sick this weekend and I am still congested as well!

The Squishy Monster said...

Anything with coriander and I'll all over it---just lovely, Ash!

Abbe@This is How I Cook said...

This sounds like it could cure anything! Love the flavors and can't wait to give it a try!

Honey said...

This looks so good Asha. I love thai food, and in Indian curry form, even better. Hope you feel better. I hate it when that happens.. when you feel sick, but the temps are normal. So annoying!

Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen said...

Oh, girl...so sorry to hear you suffered a terrible cold. I had one as well...no fun! We have so much celebrating to do this time of year, don't we? I hope you are back to 100 percent soon. Your dish looks like pure deliciousness! Comfort food during the winter months is what we all need. Thanks for sharing, my friend!

Mike @TheIronYou said...

Ok, Ash this is going to be my dinner tonight.
I honestly can't wait to try it out.
Thanks for sharing another great recipe!

Liz Berg said...

Simply beautiful! A lovely meal.

Rekha Vengalil said...

One of my favorite curry and I love those props.. SUPER YUMMY!

Joanne said...

Being on the verge of illness is almost as bad as being sick itself!! I'm glad to hear you're feeling better and that this curry nursed you back to health!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

You are making my belly sing to me as it wants this delicious curry! I can just imagine how great it must smell.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Totally my kind of meal! This curry looks mighty scrumptious.

Cheers,

Rosa

Consuelo @ Honey & Figs said...

I'm sorry that you didn't feel well last weekend :--( Hope that this lovely curry has helped you feel better! It looks so comforting and delicious ;--)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Sorry you've been feeling poorly, but hope you're better. This curry sure would make me feel better! Wow, what a great combo of flavors. This looks delish - thanks.

Vicki Bensinger said...

This soup should definitely help you feel better. Although the coconut milk might cause more congestion, I'm not sure. Besides that the herbs are bound to kick in some medicinal benefits. I'll have to save this to make for my family.

Feel better soon!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Sorry to hear that you've been feeling unwell, I'm going through something like that now and it's hard to resist the bed in the other room! I'd love this curry though-I find that I really crave spices and flavours when sick.

Cathleen said...

I have luckily not gotten sick yet, but I know it will happen sometime over the Winter.
This looks fabulous, I am wanting this right now for breakfast!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

So sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, Asha! Hopefully curries like these warmed you back to good health. It looks so delicious!

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Glad that you are back to normal and feeling better. I can understand what it can be like with take aways and nothing like a home cooked meal.

I am loving this curry but tomorrow is one of the days we abstain from eating meat. I am sure I can replicate it minus the chicken. Basil seeds - they are calling out loud from my garden to use them up.

easyfoodsmith said...

I want this scrumptious curry for my dinner tonight! It looks so perfect for this weather.

Zainab Mansaray said...

The curry looks so delicious Ash. Just what you need after a weekend in bed. I hope you feel much better this week. have a great weekend!

Monica said...

Your family is lucky to eat so well! This is wonderful comfort food I'd love to enjoy right now. I hope you are feeling better and back to cooking up wonderful meals like this in your kitchen. Be well!

AdriBarr said...

This does sound good, and I bet it is quite satisfying on a cold night. As always, your photographs are glorious. I hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday season!

Swathi Iyer said...

Hope you are fine now, curry looks very spicy and delicious.--

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

Gosh I love any type of curry and this one looks superb. Those dishes also look rather unique. Loving the contrast of the white rice with the curry.

Helene Dsouza said...

I am fed up of take out food too and I am getting back to my blog hopping so that I get inspired such as in your case with your gorgeous curry!

Julie @ This Gal Cooks said...

NyQuil. When I have a bad cold, I have to take it, or something like it, in order to sleep!

Great recipe, Ash. I love what curry does to a dish. One of my favorite spices. Pinned!

Canuck said...

I love to make curries and Thai versions are among my favourites. I gave the recipe a go, following the recipe exactly the first time. Mine, however, was remarkable unremarkable. The colour remained almost as white as the coconut milk :( and the flavours we so subtle that it tasted like coconut milk with rice and a splattering of coriander. Sorry but it just didn't do it for me.

dentistvschef said...

wow, simply delicious tasty curry dish....
lovin it even more with basmati rice!!!

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