About this recipe: Letting the chicken pieces sit for half an hour in a gingery marinade makes all the difference to this curry. Skinning the chicken not only does away with most of the bird's fat, it also lets the spicy flavours really permeate the flesh. Potatoes make a great addition, adding bulk to the curry.
Make this the day before you want to eat it – the curry is even better when the flavours have had longer to soak into the potatoes. * For a hotter, more garlicky curry, use 2 dried red chillies and up to 8 garlic cloves. Eating a lot of garlic may help to lower blood pressure.
Traditional favourite vegetables, such as the humble potato, are a useful source of vitamin C. At one time they were very important in preventing scurvy in Britain during the winter months. Eaten frequently, potatoes can still contribute significant vitamin C to the diet, with antioxidant properties that play an important role in the prevention of cancer and heart disease. * The vitamin C provided by the peas, tomatoes and potatoes will increase the absorption of iron from the chicken. * All the water-soluble vitamins from the vegetables – vitamin C from the peas, tomatoes and potatoes, and B vitamins from the peas – are retained in the sauce of this curry.
B6, C, niacin * B1, E, folate, copper, iron, potassium * A, calcium, selenium, zinc
A few weeks ago I held an indian themed evening at my home for a few friends. We ate indian food and watched a Bollywood movie. The evening was a great success I followed this recipe loosely but swapped a couple of the ingrediants as I went along. Made a delicious pan of curry, enough for 15 people. - 31 Jan 2011
Family loved it. Used a deseeded fresh red chilli instead of dried chilli and Spinach rather than cabbage (Spinach is authentic to Indian cooking - Cabbage isn't) For Vegetarian / Vegan curry substitute chicken for more diced potato and more Spinach. Vegans should make own chopped tomatoes using fresh peeled tomatoes. (To peel submerge tomatoes in boiling water for about a minute and then peel.) - 21 Nov 2012