Easy Recipe For Hot and Sweet Pepper Curry Sauce with Chicken, Lamb or Beef

Ingredients and Directions
3 Tbsp vegetable, grapeseed or peanut oil
1 Tbsp ground coriander, a palmful
1 Tbsp ground cumin or cumin seed, a palmful
2 tsp turmeric, 2/3 palmful
2 cardamom pods, split or 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or chopped
2 sweet red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
2 hot chile peppers such as Fresno chiles, sliced
1 inch piece ginger root, grated
1 onion, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups passata or tomato sauce
1 cup chicken stock
½ cup mango chutney such as Patak brand Major Grey’s
1 large fresh bay leaf
1 small cinnamon stick
15 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 ½ lb(s) boneless skinless chicken, cubed into bite-size pieces
2 limes, juiced
1 tsp sweet paprika
12 oz farm spinach, stemmed and cleaned, coarsely chopped
To serve
Grilled naan bread and/or basmati rice
Plain Greek-style yogurt
Cilantro leaves
Thinly sliced scallions

Ingredients and Directions

1. Marinate the meat sprinkled with salt, pepper and paprika in the lime juice for 1 hour.

2. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven, then add the coriander, cumin, turmeric and cardamom and stir until very fragrant, 1 minute. Next add the garlic, sweet and hot peppers, ginger, onions and some salt and pepper. Soften for 5 minutes partially covered, and then add the passata, stock, chutney, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and diced tomatoes. Simmer over low heat, about 1 hour. Remove the bay and cinnamon.

3. Add the marinated meat to the sauce and simmer to tender. Wilt the spinach into the sauce. Serve, or cool and store in the refrigerator or freezer for a make-ahead meal.

To serve

1. Serve the curry with naan bread and/or over rice with a dollop of yogurt for mixing in. Garnish with cilantro and scallion slices.

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